North Carolina Property Mappers Association

Mapping School

NCPMA 2015 Mapping School
August 10-14, 2015
Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
Winston Salem, NC

Map & Directions


Mapping School Printable Registration Form (fill-in pdf)
or Mapping School Printable Registration Form (MSWord .doc)

Registration Deadline: August 1st!

Direct questions (other than those concerning certification) to Education Committee Chair, Greg Belk at (704) 920-2173 or

Tuition Charges
NCPMA Member $275
Non-Member $305
Includes lunch Tuesday, Wednesday, & Thursday
and Monday evening dinner/social.

Hotel Information

Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center
420 High Street SW
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
(336) 777-3000
(877) 777-3099 (toll free)

Rooms are available for a conference rate of $89.00 a night plus tax. Make reservations directly with the hotel (they have a toll-free number) and be sure to identify yourself as being with the NCPMA Mapping School. The deadline for reservations with guaranteed availability at the group rate is July 10th.

Hotel Photo


Please note that the process for certification changed last year. All class attendees may take the exam for credit at the completion of the class. Those who have met all other qualifications should apply for certification upon passing the exam. Those who do not have all the qualifications should apply once all requirements are met and be sure to keep documentation of all courses completed and exams passed.

Please note that the list below is a standard list of supplies from year to year. Attendees will be informed if there is a change for this year.


Regular Class Itinerary
Regular Class Manual


  • Engineering Scale
  • Pencils
  • Bow Compass (Drawing Curves)
  • Triangles (2)
  • Protractor/Land Compass (Measuring Angles)
  • Calculator (with scientific function useful for some)
  • Guidebook for North Carolina Property Mappers by William A. Campbell
    If you are unable to bring a Guidebook you may order them online for $17 by clicking the book image on the right or you may purchase a copy at the school for $20.

Advanced Class Itinerary
Advanced Class Manual (download by chapter)


In addition to the Regular and Advanced Mapping Classes, this year NCPMA is offering a third "Advanced Topics Today" class for those who are already certified as Senior Mappers, but come to Mapping School for hours to maintain State Certification. This class has no exam, and will conclude at 5pm on Thursday afternoon. Portions of this class will meet along with the other two classes for Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning for sections dealing with listing and ownership issues, then again on Wednesday morning for Orthophotography with the Advanced class, but the rest of the time will be composed of 1-2 hour workshop-style topics presented by experts in various topic areas. This class will not involve any manual mapping, so no tools are required, and the Guidebook for Property Mappers would be a good reference tool, but not required.

Advanced Topics Class Itinerary


All three classes count for 24 hours of continuing education credit for the State Certified Property Mapper certification, regardless of exam. For assessors or appraisers, the regular class has been approved for 30 CE credits from the DOR (must take the exam) and the Advanced Topics Today class has been approved for 26 CE Credits. Anyone wishing to take the Advanced Mapping Class for DOR CE Credits should contact John Bridgers ( because that course was not submitted to DOR for consideration, because a need was not anticipated, but it should be easily approved if needed for that purpose.

Previous Mapping School Pages

2014 Greenville
2013 Asheville
2012 Clemmons
2011 Greenville
2010 Asheville
2009 Clemmons
2008 Greenville
2007 Asheville
2006 Clemmons
2005 New Bern
2004 Asheville
2003 Greensboro
2002 New Bern

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