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DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,
DRIVER AND MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICES DIVISION

 

DIVISION 158

VEHICLE APPRAISERS

735-158-0000

Vehicle Appraiser Certificate

(1) An applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate or renewal under ORS 819.480 must submit the following to the DMV Business Regulation Section:

(a) A completed and signed DMV Application for Vehicle Appraiser Certificate (DMV Form 735-6610);

(b) All applicable fees; and

(c) Except as provided in section (2) of this rule, proof of two years combined work experience as a vehicle appraiser:

(A) For a new or used car business, tow business, insurance company, vehicle body repair business, law enforcement agency or any other state or local jurisdiction; or

(B) In the operation or employment of a certified vehicle dismantler business.

(2) A qualified applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate may substitute a certificate of completion of the Vehicle Appraiser Education Program established under OAR 735-152-0010 for proof of work experience required under subsection (1)(c) of this rule. For purposes of 735-158-0010 and this section, “qualified applicant” means an individual who, as a condition of employment, is:

(a) Required to conduct vehicle appraisals under ORS 819.210, 819.215 or 819.280; and

(b) Required to conduct vehicle appraisals as an employee of a towing business that holds a valid towing business certificate issued under ORS 822.205 and OAR chapter 735, division 154; or

(c) Employed by a public agency authorized to take a vehicle into custody and tow the vehicle as described under ORS 819.140. This includes state, city and county law enforcement agencies and other agencies responsible for enforcing laws relating to abandoned vehicles and vehicles that constitute a roadside hazard.

(3) DMV will not process an application that is incomplete. An incomplete application and the fees submitted with the application will be returned to the applicant.

(4) When DMV denies issuance or renewal of a vehicle appraiser certificate, DMV will retain the fees submitted with the application to cover the cost of processing the application.

(5) In addition to any other penalty provided by law, DMV may suspend, revoke, or refuse to issue or renew a vehicle appraiser certificate on the following grounds:

(a) Making a false or misleading statement or misrepresentation, including by act of omission, pertaining to:

(A) An application for a vehicle appraiser certificate;

(B) A vehicle appraiser report;

(C) Any document required by DMV; or

(D) Any investigation by DMV or law enforcement.

(b) Failure to comply with any applicable statute or rule pertaining to a vehicle appraiser certificate.

(c) DMV determines the applicant was convicted of a felony or misdemeanor related to fraud or dishonesty, if the conviction occurred less than three years before the date of application.

(6) A vehicle appraiser or applicant for a vehicle appraiser certificate who is subject to suspension, revocation or refusal to issue or renew the vehicle appraiser certificate is entitled to a contested case hearing as provided in the Oregon Administrative Procedures Act, ORS Chapter 183.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010 & 819.480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 819.210, 819.215, 819.480, 819.482 & 822.700
Hist.: MV 25-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 12-1-81; MV 13-1982, 5-28-82, ef. 6-1-82; MV 27-1986, f. 12-31-86, ef. 1-1-87; Administrative Renumbering 3-1988, Renumbered from 735-071-0078; DMV 7-2002(Temp), f. 3-14-02, cert. ef. 3-18-02 thru 9-13-02; DMV 13-2002, f. & cert. ef. 6-24-02; DMV 16-2006, f. & cert. ef. 11-17-06; DMV 13-2007, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-07; DMV 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-09; DMV 22-2009(Temp), f. 12-22-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; DMV 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-10

735-158-0005

Vehicle Appraiser Education Program

(1) Training Requirements. The Vehicle Appraiser Education Program is a non-vocational training program designed for individuals who need a vehicle appraiser certificate as a condition of employment, as described in OAR 735-158-0000(2). The training, conducted by DMV-approved instructors, provides education on the basic skills and minimum knowledge required to appraise vehicles in Oregon. The training is a minimum of four hours and covers:

(a) Oregon laws and administrative rules applicable to certified vehicle appraisers and the appraisal of vehicles, including but not limited to:

(A) Privileges granted by an appraiser certificate and certificate renewal;

(B) Reporting requirements and appraisal-related forms; and

(C) Procedures and requirements regarding the towing of vehicles from a public right-of-way or private property, and the disposition of vehicles when towed.

(b) Accepted appraisal methods, determining vehicle value and how to recognize high-value vehicles and collector cars; and

(c) Resources of information relating to vehicle appraisers and the appraisal of vehicles. For example, information may be obtained from associations, car clubs, publications, vehicle valuation guides, seminars, or websites.

(2) Individuals who successfully complete the training program will receive a statement of completion from the training instructor. The statement may be submitted to DMV as proof of work experience required under OAR 735-158-0010 when applying for a vehicle appraiser certificate.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010 & 819.480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 819.210, 819.215, 819.480, 819.482 & 822.700
Hist.: DMV 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-09; DMV 22-2009(Temp), f. 12-22-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; DMV 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-10

735-158-0010

Vehicle Appraiser Education Program; Instructor Qualifications; Requirements

(1) A person who wishes to become a DMV-approved Vehicle Appraiser Education Program instructor must:

(a) Hold a valid Oregon Vehicle Appraiser Certificate;

(b) Have a minimum of five consecutive years experience as a certified vehicle appraiser in Oregon; and

(c) Submit a written request to become an instructor to DMV Business Regulation Section, 1905 Lana Ave. NE, Salem Oregon 97314. The request must include the following information for the person making the request:

(A) Name, mailing address and telephone number;

(B) A copy of the person’s current Vehicle Appraiser Certificate. The copy must show the certificate number, date of issuance and date of expiration; and

(C) An outline of the curriculum the instructor plans to use for the training. At a minimum, the curriculum must cover all topics described under OAR 735-158-0005(1) and include a least four hours of training.

(2) DMV will notify a person who submits a request to become a Vehicle Appraiser Education Program instructor upon approval or denial of their request.

(3) A DMV-approved instructor may conduct training classes at anytime. However, the instructor must submit the following to DMV within seven business days of completing a training:

(a) The date and time of the training; and

(b) For each person who successfully completes the training:

(A) The person’s name, mailing address and telephone number; and

(B) The name, mailing address and telephone number of the tow company or public agency with whom the person is employed.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 184.616, 184.619, 802.010 & 819.480
Stats. Implemented: ORS 819.210, 819.215, 819.480, 819.482 & 822.700
Hist.: DMV 8-2009, f. & cert. ef. 3-20-09; DMV 22-2009(Temp), f. 12-22-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 6-30-10; DMV 11-2010, f. & cert. ef. 6-16-10

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