1. The commissioner shall establish for counties to which this article applies minimum qualification standards for appointments to the position of county director of real property tax services and other administrative positions having professional appraisal duties relating to the assessment of real property for purposes of taxation. Such standards shall be set forth in rules and regulations promulgated by the commissioner.

2. The commissioner shall provide training programs in accordance with the provisions of this title. Counties shall cooperate with the commissioner in providing such programs.