Section 34-27A-10

Written examinations for licensure.

(a) Except as provided in Section 34-27A-7, an original license as a licensed real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who has not demonstrated through a written examination process that he or she possesses all of 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) Appropriate understanding of the principles of land economics, real estate appraisal processes, and of problems likely to be encountered in gathering, interpreting, and processing the data in carrying out appraisal disciplines.

(3) Appropriate understanding of the standards for the development and communication of real estate appraisals as provided in this article.

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

(5) Knowledge of other principles and procedures as may be appropriate for appraisal assignments for the classification of license applied for.

(6) Basic understanding of real estate law.

(7) Understanding of the types of misconduct for which disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against a licensed real estate appraiser, as set forth in this article.

(b) Written examinations shall be consistent with the uniform state certification examination.

(c) The board shall adopt subsequent examination requirements as required by or when necessary to fully comply with 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.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-639, p. 1175, §10; Acts 1994, No. 94-117, p. 128, §1.)