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APPRAISER CERTIFICATION AND LICENSURE BOARD

 

DIVISION 15

APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS

161-015-0000

Application Process

(1) The application process contains three components: Education, Experience and Examination. The Education and Examination components may be completed prior to validation of the applicant’s appraisal experience.

(2) Appraisers in Oregon must demonstrate competency by meeting prerequisite and continuing education, experience and examination requirements established by the Board in accordance with Appraisal Subcommittee Policy Statement. On all initial and upgrade applications for credentialing, the Board must:

(a) Use a reliable means of validating appraiser experience;

(b) Select the work product to be analyzed for USPAP compliance;

(c) Analyze a representative sample of the applicant’s work product; and

(d) Exercise due diligence in determining whether submitted documentation of work product or experience demonstrates compliance with USPAP.

(3) Any person desiring to take an appraiser examination, must submit a completed pre-printed application evidencing completion of the required qualifying education and experience. Applicants must submit:

(a) List of qualifying education courses by date, course provider, and classroom hours;

(b) Documentation of course completion in the form of official college transcripts, signed letters, or signed certificates of completion. Course outlines or other items may be requested to verify the prerequisite education; and

(c) A pre-printed experience log outlining at least 20 months of verified experience. Log must contain which detailed hours of appraisal experience claimed for credit. Such hours must meet the requirements of OAR 161-010-0035, 161-010-0045, or 161-010-0065 as applicable. Remaining experience must be submitted before December 31, 2014, and before credential will be issued.

(4) The applicant may be required to submit an affidavit from an employer to verify experience claimed.

(5) In compliance with Appraisal Subcommittee Policy Statement, the Board will select a sample of the work product from the applicant’s experience log, notify the applicant in writing, and request copies of the sample(s) report and corresponding workfile. The applicant must submit true copies of all documents written reports requested in the Board’s notice or file memoranda claimed on the experience log.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674
Hist.: ACLB 2-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-1-91; ACLB 3-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02; ACLB 3-2003, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-03; ACLB 1-2009, f. 1-28-09, cert. ef. 1-30-09; ACLB 1-2009(Temp), f. 1-28-09, cert. ef. 1-30-09 thru 7-27-10; ACLB 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-10; ACLB 1-2013, f. 1-30-13, cert. ef. 1-31-13; ACLB 3-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-14 thru 12-31-14

161-015-0010

Form of Application

All appraiser and appraiser assistant applications must be submitted as prescribed in OAR 161-010-0080 or OAR 161-015-0000.

(1) Where space does not permit an applicant to present her or his complete record of experience or education on the application forms, the applicant may duplicate the forms or attach appropriate addendum. Both physical and mailing addresses are required for home and business. All questions must be answered. All forms must be signed and dated.

(2) An application shall be accompanied by a current, recognizable passport style color photograph of the applicant taken within 30 days preceding receipt of the application.

(3) Withholding information, misrepresentation, or submission of untrue or false statements as part of the application are deemed to demonstrate untrustworthiness and are cause for a civil penalty under ORS 674.850 and either denial of an application or subsequent disciplinary action.

(4) The application must include the applicant’s Social Security number for identification purposes as authorized by ORS 25.785 and will remain on file with the Board. Failure to provide a Social Security Number is grounds to deny an application.

(5) An application and the application fee shall be valid for six (6) months from receipt by the Board. After six (6) months, the applicant must submit a new application with the appropriate fee.

(6) An applicant for license or certificate shall have 6 months from the date of written notification of application approval to successfully pass the examination or the application shall be denied.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 1-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-23-92; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 4-1993(temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-25-93; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; ACLB 2-2000, f. & cert. ef. 10-23-00; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02; ACLB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-07; ACLB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-07; ACLB 1-2009, f. 1-28-09, cert. ef. 1-30-09; ACLB 1-2010(Temp), f. 1-29-10, cert. ef. 2-1-10 thru 7-27-10; ACLB 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-10; ACLB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12 thru 1-30-13; ACLB 1-2013, f. 1-30-13, cert. ef. 1-31-13

161-015-0025

Application from Out-of-State Credential Holder

(1) The Board may recognize and accept the education and experience of applicants who hold a license or certificate obtained from another state. The out-of-state license or certificate must be active and the applicant must be in good standing in all states in which they are licensed and/or certified.

(2) An applicant may apply for an Oregon real property appraiser license or certificate at a level consistent with their out-of-state license or certificate provided that:

(a) The appraiser licensing program of the other state is in compliance with the provisions of Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989 {12U.S.C.3331-3351} as amended by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010; and

(b) The other state has credentialing requirements that meet or exceeds those of Oregon.

(3) Each out-of-state credential holder applying for an Oregon real estate appraiser license or certificate shall:

(a) Be at least 18 years of age;

(b) Be identified on the National Registry of the Appraisal Subcommittee as an active licensed or certified real property appraiser that currently conforms to the AQB criteria;

(c) Submit an application for a license or certificate on a form prescribed by the Board as set forth in OAR 161-015-0030; and

(d) Be subjected to a background check pursuant to OAR 161-030-0000.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674
Hist.: ACLB 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-08; ACLB 1-2010(Temp), f. 1-29-10, cert. ef. 2-1-10 thru 7-27-10; ACLB 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-10; ACLB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12 thru 1-30-13; ACLB 1-2013, f. 1-30-13, cert. ef. 1-31-13; ACLB 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-26-13; ACLB 4-2013, f. 10-29-13, cert. ef. 11-15-13

161-015-0030

Submission of License or Certificate Application

(1) Each application must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee.

(2) An application that is not properly completed, does not contain all the required information, or is not accompanied by the required fee will be deferred. An application will also be considered incomplete if the check for payment of the required fees is dishonored;

(3) The application will be reviewed to determine whether the applicant has sufficient education and experience and is otherwise qualified to sit for the examination;

(4) An applicant who is not a resident of the State of Oregon must submit with the application, an irrevocable consent to service form appointing the Administrator of the Board as agent for service of process as provided in these rules, if, in an action against the applicant in a court of this state arising out of the applicant’s activities as a licensed or certified appraiser, the plaintiff cannot, in the exercise of due diligence, effect personal service upon the applicant.

(5) An applicant must be a citizen of the United States or have the legal authority to work in the United States.

(6) An out-of-state credential holder applying for an Oregon real estate appraiser license or certificate must have successfully passed an AQB approved examination at a level consistent with the appraiser category applied for in the State of Oregon.

(7) Applicants for licensure or certification must have a license history submitted directly to the Board office from each state in which he or she has ever been licensed or certified, or the Board may obtain a National Registry Appraiser License History report. License histories must be received by the board within thirty (30) days of receipt of application. Applicants must be in good standing in all states in which they are licensed or certified or the application will be denied.

(8) Upon application approval, if applicable, the applicant is notified that they are approved to sit for the examination. Upon successful completion of the examination, the Board will notify the appraiser and within one year of the notification, the applicant must submit the ACLB License/Certificate Request form with the appropriate certification and national registry fees, requesting that their license/certificate be issued. The Administrator issues the license/certificate to the applicant. The appraiser’s name is submitted to the FFIEC Appraisal Subcommittee for inclusion on the Federal Registry.

(9) Upon issuance of a license or certificate, consistent with the scope of practice as provided in OAR 161-025-0000 and 161-025-0005, the appraiser is authorized to conduct real estate appraisal activity between the date of the issuance of the license or certificate, and the expiration date of the license or certificate, unless sooner revoked or suspended. No more than one license or certificate shall be issued and outstanding to, or in favor of, any appraiser at one time.

(10) An applicant may submit a written request to withdraw their application at any time prior to an official action being taken by the board. An official action may include, but is not limited to, a notice of proposed denial of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; ACLB 2-1999, f. & cert. ef. 4-20-99; ACLB 1-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-29-00; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02; ACLB 6-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-24-03; ACLB 4-2005, f. & cert. ef. 11-2-05; ACLB 1-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-9-07; ACLB 4-2007, f. 11-1-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; ACLB 3-2008, f. & cert. ef. 8-13-08; ACLB 1-2010(Temp), f. 1-29-10, cert. ef. 2-1-10 thru 7-27-10; ACLB 2-2010, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-10; ACLB 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-3-12 thru 1-30-13; ACLB 1-2013, f. 1-30-13, cert. ef. 1-31-13; ACLB 3-2013(Temp), f. 6-28-13, cert. ef. 7-1-13 thru 12-26-13; ACLB 4-2013, f. 10-29-13, cert. ef. 11-15-13

Examination Process

161-015-0050

Qualifications to Take Examination

To qualify to take any examination, an applicant must meet the education and experience requirements set forth in these rules.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & ORS 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674.310
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02

161-015-0060

Examinations

(1) The Board may administer its own appraiser examinations or it may contract with an examination service to provide and conduct the examinations. The examinations shall be endorsed by the Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation.

(2) Examination and re-examination fees, set by the testing agent, shall be paid by the applicant directly to the testing agent.

(3) The applicant may be required to pay a separate fee directly to the proctor.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & ORS 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674.310
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ALCB 2-2002, f. & cert. ef. 5-30-02

161-015-0080

Rescheduling and Excused Absences

An applicant must reschedule examinations and request excused absences directly with the testing agent.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & ORS 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674.310
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02

161-015-0090

Re-examination

An applicant may take the exam up to three times within six months of the date of approval. Any applicant who has taken and failed three examinations shall be required to furnish the ACLB Administrator with evidence of additional study as determined by the Administrator before submitting a new application and being approved for subsequent examinations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 674.305(8) & 674.310
Stats. Implemented: ORS 674
Hist.: ACLB 4-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-91; ACLB 8-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-31-91; ACLB 2-1992, f. & cert. ef. 4-30-92; ACLB 1-1994, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-94; ACLB 1-1998, f. 6-24-98, cert. ef. 7-1-98; ACLB 1-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-02; ACLB 2-2006, f. & cert. ef. 7-26-06

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