137-100.02 - Qualifications

137-100.02. Qualifications

(A) In order to qualify as a state apprentice, licensed or certified appraiser, an applicant must meet the requirements set forth below, as well as any requirements established by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation, as subsequently endorsed by the Appraisal Subcommittee pursuant to Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989.

(B) In order to qualify as an apprentice appraiser, an applicant:

(1) must have received 75 hours of Core Curriculum prescribed by the AQB in qualifying education covering thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Principles, thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Procedures, and fifteen (15) hours in National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or its equivalent as determined by the AQB;

(2) must attend a trainee/supervisor orientation conducted in compliance with AQB requirements.

(C) In order to qualify to become a state licensed real estate appraiser, an applicant:

(1) must have received one hundred fifty (150) hours of Core Curriculum prescribed by the AQB in qualifying education covering thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Principles, thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Procedures, fifteen (15) hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or its equivalent as determined by the AQB, fifteen (15) hours in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, fifteen (15) hours in Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, thirty (30) hours in Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, and fifteen (15) hours in Residential Report Writing and Case Studies.

(2) Applicants for the Licensed appraiser classification must hold a high school diploma or certificate of equivalency.

(3) must have earned a minimum of two thousand hours of appraisal experience in appraising either residential or nonresidential properties. However, the maximum number of hours which an applicant can earn in review (field, documentary, or desk) appraisal experience is limited to one thousand (1,000) hours. Qualifying experience must be obtained after January 1, 1992, be in appraisal work conforming to USPAP Standards where the appraiser demonstrates proficiency in appraisal principles, methodology, procedures (development), reporting conclusions, and be of a variety sufficient to demonstrate competency in all USPAP recognized approaches to value; and

(4) must have at least twelve (12) months of real estate appraisal experience commencing as of the date that the first assignment is completed; and

(5) must stand for and pass an exam administered or approved by the Board. An applicant who does not become licensed within two years after passing the examination must retake the examination.

(D) In order to qualify to become a state certified residential real estate appraiser, an applicant:

(1) must have received two hundred (200) hours of Core Curriculum prescribed by the AQB in qualifying education covering thirty hours in Basic Appraisal Principles, thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Procedures, fifteen (15) hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or its equivalent as determined by the AQB, fifteen (15) hours in Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, fifteen (15) hours in Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, thirty (30) hours in Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, fifteen (15) hours in Residential Report Writing and Case Studies, fifteen (15) hours in Statistics, Modeling, and Finance, fifteen (15) hours in Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies, and twenty (20) hours in appraisal subject matter electives;

(2) must have maintained a Licensed Appraiser credential for a minimum of five (5) years and have no record of any disciplinary action affecting the Licensed Appraiser's legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice within the previous five (5) years, or must hold a Bachelor's degree or higher, or an Associate's degree in a field of study related to Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Economics or Real Estate from an accredited college, community college, or university. In lieu of the degree requirement, an applicant for the certified residential appraiser credential shall successfully complete thirty (30) semester hours of college-level education from an accredited college, junior college, community college or university in the following topic areas:

English Composition (3 hours)

Microeconomics (3 hours)

Macroeconomics (3 hours)

Finance (3 hours)

Algebra, Geometry or Higher Math (3 hours)

Statistics (3 hours)

Computer Science (3 hours)

Business or Real Estate Law (3 hours)

Two elective courses in any of the above topics, or in Accounting, Geography, Agricultural Economics, Business Management or Real Estate (3 hours each)

The college or university must be a degree-granting institution accredited by the Commission on Colleges, a regional or national accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education. If an accredited college or university accepts the College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) examination(s) and issues a transcript for the exam, showing its approval, it will be considered as credit for the college course.

(3) must have earned a minimum of two thousand five hundred hours of appraisal experience in appraising either residential or nonresidential properties. However, the maximum number of hours which an applicant can earn in review (field, documentary, or desk) appraisal experience is limited to one thousand two hundred fifty (1,250) hours. Qualifying experience must be obtained after January 1, 1992, be in appraisal work conforming to USPAP Standards where the appraiser demonstrates proficiency in appraisal principles, methodology, procedures (development), reporting conclusions, and be of a variety sufficient to demonstrate competency in all USPAP recognized approaches to value;

(4) must have at least twelve (12) months of real estate appraisal experience commencing as of the date that the first assignment is completed; and

(5) must stand for and pass an exam administered or approved by the Board. An applicant who does not become certified within two years after passing the examination must retake the examination to qualify for residential certification.

(E) In order to qualify to become a state certified general real estate appraiser, an applicant:

(1) must have received three hundred (300) hours of Core Curriculum prescribed by the AQB in qualifying education covering thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Principles, thirty (30) hours in Basic Appraisal Procedures, fifteen (15) hour National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice or its equivalent as determined by the AQB, thirty (30) hours in General Appraiser Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, fifteen (15) hours in Statistics, Modeling, and Finance, thirty (30) hours in General Appraiser Sales Comparison Approach, at least thirty (30) hours in General Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach, sixty (60) hours in General Appraiser Income Approach, thirty (30) hours in General Appraiser Report Writing and Case Studies, and thirty (30) hours in appraisal subject matter electives;

(2) must hold a Bachelors degree or higher from an accredited college or university;

(3) must have earned a minimum of three thousand hours of appraisal experience, fifty (50%) percent of which must come from appraising nonresidential properties. The maximum number of hours which an applicant can earn in review (field, documentary, or desk) appraisal experience is limited to one thousand five hundred (1,500) hours. Qualifying experience must be obtained after January I, 1992, be in appraisal work conforming to USPAP Standards where the appraiser demonstrates proficiency in appraisal principles, methodology, procedures (development), reporting conclusions, and be of a variety sufficient to demonstrate competency in all USPAP recognized approaches to value;

(4) must have at least eighteen (18) months of real estate appraisal experience commencing as of the date that the first assignment is completed; and

(5) must stand for and pass an exam administered or approved by the Board. An applicant who does not become certified within two years after passing the examination must retake the examination to qualify for general certification.

(F) Courses taken in satisfying the qualifying education requirements should not be repetitive in nature. Each course credited toward the required number of qualifying education hours should represent a progression in which the appraiser's knowledge is increased.

(G) The Board may waive the examination requirements for those applicants who are currently licensed or certified in another state upon proof that the applicant has successfully passed an Appraisal Qualifications Board approved exam which served as a requirement for licensure or certification in the state where he is currently licensed or certified.

(Added by State Register Volume 19, Issue No. 6, eff June 23, 1995. Amended by State Register Volume 25, Issue No. 5, Part 2, eff May 25, 2001; State Register Volume 32, Issue No. 2, eff February 22, 2008; State Register Volume 38, Issue No. 6, eff June 27, 2014; State Register Volume 42, Issue No. 05, eff. May 25, 2018; State Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff. May 24, 2019.)

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