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58-4109. Classes of appraisers. (a) There is hereby established the following classes of real property appraisers:

(1) State licensed real property appraiser classification;

(2) certified general real property appraiser classification;

(3) certified residential real property appraiser classification; and

(4) state provisional licensed real property appraiser classification.

(b) The board may establish, by rules and regulations, such other classifications as permitted by federal law.

(c) The board shall adopt rules and regulations, consistent with requirements and criteria adopted pursuant to federal law, to:

(1) Define each classification;

(2) establish education and experience requirements for each classification;

(3) establish examination specifications for each classification; and

(4) establish continuing education requirements for renewal of each classification.

(d) In adopting rules and regulations pursuant to subsection (c), the board shall determine the education, experience and examination requirements necessary to provide appropriate assurance that an applicant for certification or licensure is competent to perform appraisals within the scope of practice of the appraisal work authorized for the classification applied for and that persons renewing their certificates or licenses have current knowledge of real property appraisal theory, practices and techniques which will provide a high degree of service and protection to those members of the public with whom they deal. In making such determination, the board shall take into consideration the following:

(1) Appropriate knowledge of technical terms commonly used in or related to real estate appraising, appraisal report writing and economic concepts applicable to real estate;

(2) understanding of the principles of land economics, real estate appraisal processes and problems likely to be encountered in gathering, interpreting and processing data in carrying out appraisal disciplines;

(3) understanding of the standards for the development and communication of real estate appraisals as provided in this act;

(4) knowledge of theories of depreciation, cost estimating, methods of capitalization and mathematics of real estate appraisal that are appropriate for the classification applied for;

(5) knowledge of such other principles and procedures as may be appropriate for the respective classifications;

(6) basic understanding of real estate law;

(7) understanding of the types of misconduct for which disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against a state certified or licensed appraiser, as set forth in this act;

(8) the requirements of federal law; and

(9) such other matters as the board determines appropriate and relevant.

(e) The application for original certification or licensure and examination shall specify the classification being applied for.

History: L. 1990, ch. 270, § 9; L. 1991, ch. 164, § 9; L. 1993, ch. 267, § 7; L. 1994, ch. 241, § 1; L. 2005, ch. 179, § 20; July 1.

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