(a) An appraisal management company applying for registration in this state may not be owned, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any person who has had an appraiser license or certificate refused, denied, cancelled, surrendered in lieu of revocation, or revoked in any state. For the purposes of this subsection, indirect ownership does not include stock ownership in a publicly traded corporation. Additionally, each person who owns more than 10 percent of an appraisal management company shall, if required by the board, submit to a background investigation.
(b) An appraisal management company applying for registration in this state may not employ for the purposes of appraisal review, analysis, or performance evaluation any person who has ever had a registration, license, or certificate to act as an appraiser in this or any other state refused, denied, canceled, or revoked unless a registration, license, or certificate has subsequently been issued or reinstated by the state in which the appraisal registration, license, or certificate had been refused, denied, canceled, or revoked.
(c) An employee of an appraisal management company, or any contractor working in any capacity on behalf of an appraisal management company, that has any involvement in the actual performance of appraisal services, or the review and analysis of completed appraisals in Alabama shall be an appraiser certified in Alabama. The license classification shall qualify the employee to perform all applicable job functions.