Or. Admin. R. 150-308-0010 - Continuing Education Requirements for Registered Appraisers, Waiver of those Requirements, and Revocation of Registrations

Current through Register Vol. 61, No. 4, April 1, 2022

(1) Registered appraisers in Oregon must participate in a continuing education program related to technical competency. To maintain their registration, appraisers must meet the continuing education requirements outlined in this rule, or OAR 150-308-0050 for assessors and directors of assessment and taxation, or OAR 150-308-0060 for appraisal managers. The requirements of this rule apply to any person who wishes to maintain registration, without regard to the person's place of employment, except for assessors, directors of assessment and taxation, and appraisal managers.
(2) Definitions:
(a) For the purposes of this rule, a "registered appraiser" is a person who has satisfied the requirements of ORS 308.010 relating to successful completion of an appraiser skills examination.
(b) "Technical credits" are units of training that are approved by the department in assessment and taxation subjects.
(A) Topics eligible for technical credit include, but are not limited to: mass appraisal, tax rate calculation, ratio studies, personal property, farm or forest uses, board of property tax appeals, property tax exemptions and special assessments and computer applications.
(B) Technical credits are equal to the number of hours in a course or presentation the Department of Revenue (department) approves for continuing education.
(C) Technical credits are awarded for course attendance and presentation once per two-year cycle. A maximum of 10 technical credits per two year cycle are awarded for course development. A course instructor will receive technical credits for presentation for the first training session equal to the number of hours the department approved for continuing education for that training session.
(3) Required Credit Hours
(a) Registered appraisers who achieve their registration by passing the examination either for the first time, or after a lapse in their registered appraiser status, must accumulate 60 technical credit hours within the first two full calendar years after their registration is issued.
(b) All other registered appraisers must accumulate 30 technical credit hours every two full calendar years.
(c) The department will maintain a database of training it provides to registered appraisers. That database may be supplemented by records provided by the registered appraiser as to qualifying appraisal training received from sources other than the department.
(d) The department will provide sufficient training programs to allow registered appraisers to meet technical credit requirements. Technical credit hours are approved for appraisal related courses offered by the following organizations:
(A) The department;
(B) International Association of Assessing Officers (IAAO);
(C) American Society of Appraisers (ASA);
(D) Appraisal Institute.
(e) The department will approve technical credit hours provided through training given by other entities, individuals or by the county if it determines that the content of the training meets the definition for technical credits provided in this rule.
(f) The department may restrict the number or types of enrollees in certain classes, so long as the department meets the requirements of subsection (d) of this section for all registered appraisers.
(4) Waiver of Requirement for Continuing Education Credits
(a) Prior to January 31 of the first year of any registered appraiser's current registration period, the registered appraiser may submit a request to the department for waiver of the technical credit requirements to be certified for the current two-year certification period. A request for waiver must be in writing and signed by the requestor. If it is a waiver for a registered appraiser employed by the county, the assessor must approve it. For registered appraisers employed by the department, the appraiser's immediate supervisor must approve the request for waiver.
(b) The following are conditions for which the department may grant a waiver:
(A) Military service that prevents the completion of technical credit requirements.
(B) Disability or illness that prevents the completion of technical credit requirements.
(C) Accident or other uncontrollable events that prevent the completion of technical credit requirements.
(D) Limited duration assignments within the department but outside the Property Tax Division for department appraisers.
(c) Waivers under this section for the conditions in paragraphs (A) through (C) of subsection (b) above may be allowed indefinitely as long as the condition continues. However waivers under paragraphs (A) through (C) above will not be granted for more than a single two-year certification period if the appraiser is also practicing in an appraisal capacity, either independently or under the employ of an individual, entity, or public employer.
(d) Waivers under this section may be granted for no more than a single two-year certification period for the conditions in paragraph (D) above.
(5) Validation of Accumulated Technical Credits
(a) Prior to January 1:
(A) In the case of registered appraisers employed by the county, the assessor annually will certify on forms provided by the department a list of those registered appraisers who have met the technical credit requirements for their two-year continuing education cycle.
(B) In the case of registered appraisers employed by the State of Oregon, the direct supervisor of those employees annually will certify on forms provided by the department a list of those registered appraisers who have met the technical credit requirements for their two-year continuing education cycle.
(C) In the case of registered appraisers not employed by a county assessor or the State of Oregon, at the end of each two-year continuing education cycle, the department will certify as to the satisfactory completion of technical credit requirements.
(b) The department will revoke appraiser registration under ORS 308.010(3)(d) for failing to submit satisfactory evidence to the department that the registered appraiser has met the technical credit requirement.
(6) The appraiser must notify the department within 30 calendar days, via email or in writing, of any change in address or employment status.

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Or. Admin. R. 150-308-0010
RD 3-1989, f. 12-18-89, cert.ef. 12-31-89, Renumbered from 150-308.010; 11-1990, f. 12-20-90, cert. ef. 12-31-90; RD 8-1991, f. 12-30-91, cert. ef. 12-31-91; RD 8-1992, f. 12-29-92, cert. ef. 12-31-92; RD 6-1993, f. 12-30-93, cert. ef. 12-31-93; RD 6-1994, f. 12-15-94, cert. ef. 12-30-94; Renumbered from 150-308.010-(A), REV 12-2004, f. 12-29-04, cert. ef. 12-31-04; REV 9-2013, f. 12-26-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; REV 4-2015, f. 12-23-15, cert. ef. 1-1-16; Renumbered from 150-308.010, REV 58-2016, f. 8-13-16, cert. ef. 9/1/2016; REV 67-2017, amend filed 12/22/2017, effective 01/01/2018; REV 2-2018, minor correction filed 01/01/2018, effective 1/1/2018

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 305.100 & 308.010

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 308.010

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