Section 34-27A-11

Education and experience requirements for licensure.

(a) Certified general real property appraiser classification. As a prerequisite to taking the examination for licensure as a certified general real property appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed not less than 165 classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal from a nationally recognized appraisal organization or college or university approved by the board, plus 15 classroom hours related to the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice and this chapter and has 30 months' experience during the last five years as an appraiser with a minimum of 300 points of appraisal experience. If requested, experience documentation in the form of reports or file memoranda shall be available to support the experience claim.

(b) Certified residential real property appraiser classification. As a prerequisite to taking the examination for licensure as a certified residential real property appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed not less than 120 classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal from a nationally recognized appraisal organization or a college or university approved by the board, including 15 classroom hours related to Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice and the provisions of this chapter and has 24 months' experience during the last five years as an appraiser with a minimum of 250 points of appraisal experience. If requested, experience documentation in the form of reports or file memoranda shall be available to support the experience claim.

(c) Licensed real property appraiser classification. As a prerequisite to taking the examination for licensure as a licensed real property appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed not less than 90 classroom hours of board approved courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal which shall include not less than 15 classroom hours of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The individual shall have experience during two of the last five years with a minimum of 200 points of appraisal experience. If requested, experience documentation in the form of reports or file memoranda shall be available to support the experience claim.

(d) State registered real property appraiser classification. As a prerequisite to being approved as a state registered real property appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed 75 classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal which shall include not less than 15 classroom hours of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The individual shall furnish the board with a log sheet in support of the 100 points appraisal experience. The board may select appraisal reports for review for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. Upon the approval of the board, the appraiser does not have to have a supervising appraiser on nonfederally related transactions.

(e) Trainee real property appraiser classification. As a prerequisite to taking the examination for a trainee real property appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the board that he or she has successfully completed 75 classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal which shall include not less than 15 classroom hours of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice. The trainee appraiser shall be subject to direct supervision by a supervising appraiser who shall be in a certified classification. The supervisor shall be responsible for the direct supervision of the trainee appraiser and both shall comply with the board's administrative rules regarding record keeping.

(f) The board shall amend the education and experience requirements by administrative rule for all appraiser classifications as required by or where necessary to fully comply with the provisions of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989, Pub. L. No. 101-73 (FIRREA), and any subsequent amendments and regulations issued pursuant thereto. Administrative rules shall be adopted in compliance with the Alabama Administrative Procedure Act, Chapter 22 of Title 41.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-639, p. 1175, §11; Acts 1994, No. 94-117, p. 128, §1; Acts 1995, No. 95-308, p. 560, §1; Act 2004-525, p. 1093, §1.)