WSR 97-02-004

PERMANENT RULES

DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING

[Filed December 20, 1996, 9:50 a.m.]

Date of Adoption: December 18, 1996.

Purpose: The proposed rule changes provide consistency between chapter 18.140 RCW (as amended July 1, 1996) and chapter 308-125 WAC, provide changes in the licensing division's name, provide clarification as to the current usage of terms, and provide minor procedural changes.

The proposed rule changes also reflect the minimum required levels of experience and education for licensed and certified real estate appraisers, effective January 1, 1998, as recommended by the Appraisal Qualification Board, acting under the auspice of Title 11; 12 U.S.C. Sec. 3301 et seq.

Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 308-125-010 Definitions, 308-125-020 Application process to take examination, 308-125-030 Examination prerequisite general classification, 308-125-040 Examination prerequisite state-certified residential classification, 308-125-045 Examination prerequisite state-licensed classification, 308-125-050 Education courses--Preexamination, 308-125-065 Education/experience credit for teachers of approved real estate appraisal courses, 308-125-070 Experience requirements, 308-125-075 Allowed credits for appraisal experience, 308-125-080 Application for certification, 308-125-085 Temporary practice, 308-125-090 Continuing education required, 308-125-120 Fees and charges, and 308-125-180 Reciprocity.

Statutory Authority for Adoption: RCW 18.140.030(1).

Adopted under notice filed as WSR 96-22-062 on November 4, 1996.

Changes Other than Editing from Proposed to Adopted Version: WAC 308-125-020(1), added "appraisal" between "real estate" and "experience."

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, amended 1, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's own Initiative: New 0, amended 14, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, amended 6, repealed 0.

Number of Sections Adopted using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, amended 0, repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, amended 14, repealed 0.

Effective Date of Rule: Thirty-one days after filing.

December 18, 1996

Kathy Baros Friedt

Director

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-078, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95)

WAC 308-125-010 Definitions. (1) Words and terms used in these rules shall have the same meaning as each has in the Certified Real Estate Appraiser Act, (chapter 18.140 RCW).

(2) "Appraisal" ((or "real estate appraisal" means an analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate for or in expectation of compensation. An appraisal may be classified by subject matter into either a valuation or an analysis. A "valuation" is an estimate of the value of real estate or real property. An "analysis" is a study of real estate or real property other than estimating value)) means the act or process of estimating value; an estimate of value; or of or pertaining to appraising and related functions.

(3) "Appraisal report" means any communication, written or oral, of an appraisal((. Except all appraisal reports in federally related transactions are required to be written reports)), review, or consulting service in accordance with the standards of professional conduct or practice, adopted by the director, that is transmitted to the client upon completion of an assignment.

(4) "Appraisal assignment" means an engagement for which an appraiser is employed or retained to act, or would be perceived by third parties or the public as acting, as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the ((nature, quality,)) value((, or utility)) of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. The term "appraisal assignment" may apply to valuation work and analysis work.

(5) "Certified appraisal" means an appraisal prepared or signed by a state-certified real estate appraiser. A certified appraisal represents to the public that it meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.

(6) "Licensed appraisal" means an appraisal prepared or signed by a state-licensed real estate appraiser. A licensed appraisal represents to the public that it meets the appraisal standards defined in this chapter.

(7) "Department" means the department of licensing.

(8) "Director" means the director of the department of licensing.

(9) "Real estate" means an identified parcel or tract of land, including improvements, if any.

(10) "Real property" means one or more defined interests, benefits, or rights inherent in the ownership of real estate.

(11) "Specialized appraisal services" means all appraisal services which do not fall within the definition of appraisal assignment. The term "specialized appraisal service" may apply to valuation work and to analysis work. Regardless of the intention of the client or employer, if the appraiser would be perceived by third parties or the public as acting as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion or conclusion, the work is classified as an appraisal assignment and not a specialized appraisal service.

(12) "State-certified real estate appraiser" means a person who develops and communicates real estate appraisals, and who holds a valid certificate issued to him/her for either general or residential real estate under this chapter. A state-certified real estate appraiser may designate or identify an appraisal rendered by him/her as a "certified appraisal" and indicate which type of certification is held.

(13) "State-licensed real estate appraiser" means a person who develops and communicates real estate appraisals, and who holds a valid license issued to him/her for residential real estate under this chapter. A state-licensed real estate appraiser may designate or identify an appraisal rendered by him/her as a "licensed appraisal."

(14) "Advisory committee" means a committee of seven individuals, of whom at least five are real estate appraisers appointed by the director to provide technical assistance relating to real estate appraisal standards and real estate appraiser experience, education, and examination requirements that are appropriate for each classification of state-certified real estate appraiser.

(15) "Classroom hour" means fifty minutes out of each sixty minute hour.

(16) "Full-time" means the equivalent twelve-month period in which an applicant works at least one thousand hours in real estate appraisal.

(17) "Licensed or residential real estate appraiser" classification applies to those individuals qualified to appraise one to four residential units.

(18) "General real estate appraiser" classification applies to those individuals qualified to appraise all types of real property.

(19) "Federally related transaction" means any real estate-related financial transaction which Federal Financial Institutions Regulatory Agency (FFIRA) or the Resolution Trust Company (RTC) engages in, contracts for, or regulates and which requires the services of an appraiser.

(20) "Real estate related-financial transaction" means any transaction involving:

(a) The sale, lease, purchase, investment in, or exchange of real property, including interests in property or the financing thereof;

(b) The refinancing of real property or interests in real property; and

(c) The use of real property or interest in property as security for a loan or investment, including mortgage-backed securities.

(21) "Residential properties" means one to four single family residential units and lots where the highest and best use is for one to four family purposes.

(22) "Review" means the act or process of critically studying an appraisal report prepared by another.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1) and 18.140.090. 95-17-078, 308-125-010, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-010, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-010, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-010, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-078, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95)

WAC 308-125-020 Application process to take examination. (1) Any person desiring to take an examination for licensure or certification as a state-licensed or state-certified residential real estate appraiser, or as a state-certified general real estate appraiser, must submit a completed examination application with supporting documents and appropriate fee to the department of licensing, ((professional licensing services)) business and professions division, at its official address. After the qualifications for the examination have been verified by the department, the applicant shall submit the preapproved examination application, the request for examination and the appropriate fee to the testing service approved by the director.

(2) An applicant must, as of the date his/her application is filed with the department, possess the requisite two years (twenty-four months) and two thousand hours of verifiable real estate appraisal experience: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the applicant must possess the verifiable real estate appraisal experience as required by the examination prerequisite for the requested classification.

(3) An application and the nonrefundable application fee shall be valid for six months from receipt by the department. An applicant may correct any discrepancies in the application other than experience during this six-month period. After six months, if the applicant has not met the prerequisites to sit for the licensure or certification examination, the applicant must submit a new application with the appropriate fee.

(4) Dishonored checks will be considered as an incomplete application.

(5) An applicant shall forfeit all examination fees for any examination or examinations for which the applicant has applied and does not take for any reason, other than through the fault or mistake of the department of licensing or the approved testing agency.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1) and 18.140.090. 95-17-078, 308-125-020, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-020, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-020, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-078, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95)

WAC 308-125-030 Examination prerequisite general classification. The general real estate appraiser classification applies to the appraisal of all types of real property.

(1) As a prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the director that he/she has successfully completed not less than one hundred sixty-five classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal approved by the director. Each applicant must successfully complete a thirty classroom hour course in the basic principles of real estate appraising and a fifteen classroom hour course in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as part of the one hundred sixty-five classroom hours of course work: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the required number of classroom hours is one hundred eighty.

(2) An original certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess two years (twenty-four months) of experience as a full-time real estate appraiser in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements within the five years immediately preceding the filing of the application for examination and certification. An applicant may accumulate the required experience over the preceding five years; however, a minimum of two years (twenty-four months) is required: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, this provision shall read: An original certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess three thousand hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of not less than thirty months in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements.

(3) To fulfill the experience requirement, a candidate must have at least one thousand hours, accumulated over the previous five years, of nonresidential appraisal experience: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, to fulfill the experience requirement, a candidate must have at least one thousand five hundred hours of nonresidential appraisal experience.

(4) The content for courses required prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser must include coverage of all topics listed below, with particular emphasis on the appraisal of nonresidential properties:

(a) Influences on real estate value.

(b) Legal considerations in appraisal.

(c) Types of value.

(d) Economic principles.

(e) Real estate markets and analysis.

(f) Valuation process.

(g) Property description.

(h) Highest and best use analysis.

(i) Appraisal math and statistics.

(j) Sales comparison approach.

(k) Site value.

(l) Cost approach.

(m) Income approach.

(i) Estimation of income and expenses.

(ii) Operation statement ratios.

(iii) Direct capitalization.

(iv) Cash flow estimates.

(v) Measures of cash flow.

(vi) Discounted cash flow analysis.

(n) Valuation of partial interests.

(o) Appraisal standards and ethics.

(p) Narrative report writing.

Preexamination review seminars or examination preparation seminars will not be approved for clock hour credit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1) and 18.140.090. 95-17-078, 308-125-030, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-030, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-030, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-030, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-01-002, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94)

WAC 308-125-040 Examination prerequisite state-certified residential classification. The state-certified residential real estate appraiser classification applies to appraisals of all types of residential property of one to four units without regard to transaction value or complexity and nonresidential property having a transaction value less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(1) As a prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-certified residential real estate appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the director that he/she has successfully completed not less than one hundred twenty classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal approved by the director. Each applicant must successfully complete a thirty classroom hour course in the basic principles of real estate appraising and a fifteen classroom hour course in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as part of the one hundred twenty classroom hours of course work.

(2) An original certification as a state-certified residential real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess two years of experience as a full-time real estate appraiser in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements within five years immediately preceding the filing of the application for examination and certification. An applicant may accumulate the required experience over the preceding five years; however a minimum of two years (twenty-four months) is required: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, this provision shall read: An original certification as a state-certified residential real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess two thousand five hundred hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of not less than twenty-four months in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements.

(3) The content for courses required prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-certified residential real estate appraiser must include coverage of all the topics listed below with particular emphasis on the appraisal of one to four unit residential properties:

(a) Influences on real estate value.

(b) Legal considerations in appraisal.

(c) Types of value.

(d) Economic principles.

(e) Real estate markets and analysis.

(f) Valuation process.

(g) Property description.

(h) Highest and best use analysis.

(i) Appraisal statistical concepts.

(j) Sales comparison approach.

(k) Site value.

(l) Cost approach.

(m) Income approach.

(i) Gross rent multiplier analysis.

(ii) Estimation of income and expenses.

(iii) Operating expense ratios.

(iv) Direct capitalization.

(n) Valuation of partial interests.

(o) Appraisal standards and ethics.

(p) Narrative report writing.

Preexamination review seminars or examination preparation seminars will not be approved for clock hour credit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 94-01-002, 308-125-040, filed 12/1/93, effective 1/1/94; 93-17-020, 308-125-040, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-23-007, 308-125-040, filed 11/7/91, effective 12/8/91; 91-04-074, 308-125-040, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-045 Examination prerequisite state-licensed classification. The state-licensed real estate appraiser classification applies to appraisal of noncomplex one to four residential units having a transaction value less than one million dollars and complex one to four residential units having a transaction value less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars and nonresidential property having a transaction value less than two hundred fifty thousand dollars.

(1) As a prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-licensed real estate appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the director that he/she has successfully completed not less than seventy-five classroom hours of courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal approved by the director. Each applicant must successfully complete a thirty classroom hour course in the basic principles of real estate appraising and a fifteen classroom hour course in the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice as part of the seventy-five classroom hours of course work: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the required number of classroom hours is ninety.

(2) An original certification as a state-licensed real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess two years of experience as a full-time real estate appraiser in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements within five years immediately preceding the filing of the application for examination and certification. An applicant may accumulate the required experience over the preceding five years; however a minimum of two years (twenty-four months) is required: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, this provision shall read: An original certification as a state-licensed real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess two thousand hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of not less than twenty-four months in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements.

(3) The content for courses required prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-licensed real estate appraiser must include coverage of all the topics listed below with particular emphasis on the appraisal of one to four unit residential properties:

(a) Influences on real estate value.

(b) Legal considerations in appraisal.

(c) Types of value.

(d) Economic principles.

(e) Real estate markets and analysis.

(f) Valuation process.

(g) Property description.

(h) Highest and best use analysis.

(i) Appraisal statistical concepts.

(j) Sales comparison approach.

(k) Site value.

(l) Cost approach.

(m) Income approach.

(i) Gross rent multiplier analysis.

(ii) Estimation of income and expenses.

(iii) Operating expense ratios.

(n) Valuation of partial interests.

(o) Appraisal standards and ethics.

Preexamination review seminars or examination preparation seminars will not be approved for clock hour credit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-045, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-23-007, 308-125-045, filed 11/7/91, effective 12/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-050 Educational courses--Preexamination. (1) In order for courses to be accepted under WAC 308-125-030(1), 308-125-040(1), and 308-125-045(1), courses must:

(a) Be a minimum of fifteen classroom hours in length;

(b) Include an examination; and

(c) Be directly related to real estate appraising.

(2) The following limitations may apply to course work submitted to the department for approval:

(a) A correspondence course may be acceptable to meet classroom hour requirements only if each course meets the following conditions:

(i) The course has been presented by an accredited college or university which offers correspondence courses in other disciplines;

(ii) An individual successfully completes a written examination administered at a location by an official approved by the college or university; and

(iii) The content and length of the course meet the requirements for real estate appraisal-related courses established by the appraiser qualifications board and approved by the director.

(b) Video and remote television educational courses may be used to meet the classroom hour requirements only if each course meets the following conditions:

(i) The course has been presented by an accredited college or university which offers similar courses in other disciplines;

(ii) An individual successfully completes a written examination administered at a location by an official approved by the college or university; and

(iii) The content and length of the course meet the requirements for real estate appraisal-related courses established by the appraiser qualifications board and approved by the director.

(c) An applicant shall not receive "dual credit" for courses that have the same or very similar content and are deemed comparable by the department, even if an applicant completes the courses through different course providers.

(3) ((For the purposes of this section, only those courses completed within the ten years immediately preceding the date of application will be accepted for meeting educational requirements.

(4))) Copies of official transcript of college records or certificates of course completion will be considered as satisfactory evidence for education requirements.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-050, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-050, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-065 Education/experience credit for teachers of approved real estate appraisal courses. (1) An applicant may receive education credit for teaching an approved real estate appraisal course. One hour of education credit for each hour of teaching an approved real estate appraisal course shall be given.

(2) An applicant may receive experience credit for teaching an approved real estate appraisal course. One hour of experience credit for each hour of teaching an approved real estate appraisal course shall be given: Provided, That this provision will expire on January 1, 1998.

(3) Once an applicant has received credit for teaching an approved real estate appraisal course, an applicant shall not receive credit for teaching that course or any substantially similar course on any subsequent occasion.

(4) Credit for teaching an approved real estate appraisal course may be used to satisfy education or experience credit, but shall not be used to satisfy both: Provided, That this provision will expire on January 1, 1998.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-065, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 95-17-078, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95)

WAC 308-125-070 Experience requirements. (1) A minimum of two years (twenty-four months) full-time experience is required. To attain the requisite experience an applicant may accumulate hours worked during the preceding five years; however, no more than one thousand hours may be credited in any twelve-month period: Provided, That this provision will expire on January 1, 1998.

(2) Any work product claimed for experience credit dated January 1, 1990, and later shall conform to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the relevant year is 1991.

(3) Any work product claimed for experience credit dated prior to January 1, 1990, shall conform to the following standards: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the relevant year is 1991.

(a) Reports shall be in writing.

(b) Reports shall contain the legal address of the subject property.

(c) Reports shall state the effective date of the appraisal.

(d) Reports shall contain a definition of value to be estimated.

(e) Reports shall contain a certification signed by the appraiser.

(f) Reports shall contain a description of the site, land, or buildings as applicable.

(g) Reports shall address all three approaches to value by either utilization of the approach or indication that the approach is not applicable or inappropriate to the specific property.

(h) Reports shall include adjustments and the value of the direct sales for the direct sales approach, which either sets forth the reasoning for value or states that the value is evident in ancillary supporting documentation or the report.

(i) Reports shall include analysis of market rents, expenses, vacancy rates, and capitalization rates when the income approach is used.

(j) Reports shall include analysis of building costs and site value when the cost approach is used.

(k) Reports shall include reasoning and supporting documentation for the final value estimate.

(l) Reports shall be signed and dated by the appraiser.

(4) An appraiser applying for certification must verify his/her completion of the required experience via affidavit, under oath subject to penalty of perjury on a form provided by the department.

To demonstrate experience the department may require submission of a log which details hours claimed for experience credit. The department may also require an affidavit from an employer concerning the applicant's length of experience.

(5) An appraiser performing appraisal work enabling the appraiser to apply for appraisal experience on an hourly basis, includes, but is not limited to, the following:

Fee and staff appraisal, ad valorem tax appraisal, technical review appraisal, appraisal ((analyst)) analysis, real estate ((counseling)) consulting, highest and best use analysis, feasibility analysis/study, ((market analysis)) condemnation/ study, teacher of appraisal courses: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, experience credit for teachers is not available.

(6) The department reserves the right to contact an employer for confirmation of experience claimed. This will require an employer to confirm via affidavit the experience of an applicant.

(7) The department may request submission of written reports or file memoranda claimed by the applicant in the applicant's application for experience credit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1) and 18.140.090. 95-17-078, 308-125-070, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-070, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-070, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-070, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 94-15-058, filed 7/18/94, effective 8/18/94)

WAC 308-125-075 Allowed credits for appraisal experience. (1) The department shall not grant to state-licensed or state-certified appraisers and applicants experience credits for appraisal experience that exceeds the following hourly allotments for each appraisal:

(a) Single family residential (noncomplex) 12 hours

(b) Single family residential (complex & 2-4) 20 hours

(c) Single family lot (URAR form) 8 hours

(d) Single family lot (narrative) 10 hours

(e) Large land tract (not subdivided) 25 hours

(f) Subdivisions 60 hours

(g) Improved commercial/industrial land 25 hours

(h) Commercial (form) 40 hours

(i) Commercial (narrative) 80 hours

(j) Regional mall/high rise office bldg/Hotel 120 hours

(k) Technical appraisal review (single family) 4 hours

(l) Technical appraisal review (commercial) 16 hours

(m) Feasibility study 80 hours

(n) ((Market analysis/consulting))

Real estate consulting (nonresidential) 40 hours

(o) Agricultural 60 hours

(2) The department shall not grant to state-licensed or state-certified appraisers and applicants experience credits for Eminent Domain Appraisals that exceed the following hourly allotments for each appraisal:

(a) Vacant (single family lot) 32 hours

(b) Vacant (large land tract) 40 hours

(c) Single family residential 56 hours

(d) Multi-family residential 80 hours

(e) Agricultural (improved) 96 hours

(f) Industrial (improved) 96 hours

(g) Commercial (improved) 96 hours

(h) Very complex damages or benefits 160 hours

(i) Special purpose improved 72 hours

(3) The department shall not grant to state-licensed or state-certified appraisers and applicants experience credits for Eminent Domain Technical Appraisal Reviews that exceed the following hourly allotments for each appraisal:

(a) Vacant (single family lot) 8 hours

(b) Vacant (large land tract) 12 hours

(c) Single family residential 16 hours

(d) Multi-family residential 24 hours

(e) Agricultural (improved) 32 hours

(f) Industrial (improved) 30 hours

(g) Commercial (improved) 30 hours

(h) Very complex damages or benefits 40 hours

(i) Special purpose improved 24 hours

(4) Experience credits for appraisal experience not listed in subsections (1), (2), or (3) shall be determined by the department on a case-by-case basis.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 94-15-058, 308-125-075, filed 7/18/94, effective 8/18/94.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-18-018, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92)

WAC 308-125-080 Application for certification. (1) Upon receipt of notice of passage of the examination, applicants must submit a complete original certification application with the certification fee to the department of licensing, ((professional licensing services)) business and professions division, at its official address. The department will verify qualifications under chapter 18.140 RCW and the rules promulgated thereunder.

(2) Each original and renewal certificate issued under RCW 18.140.130 shall expire on the applicant's second birthday following issuance of the certificate.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-080, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-080, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-085 Temporary practice. (1) A real estate appraiser from another state who is licensed or certified by another state may apply for registration to receive temporary licensing or certification in Washington by paying a fee, providing a license history, and filing ((a notarized)) an application with the department on a form provided by the department.

(2) Licensing and certification privileges granted under the provisions of this section shall expire ninety days from issuance. Licensing or certification shall not be renewed, nor shall an applicant receive more than two registrations within any twelve-month period. The twelve-month period begins at the time of the first issuance.

(3) Persons granted temporary licensing or certification privileges under this section shall not advertise or otherwise hold themselves out as being licensed or certified by the state of Washington.

(4) Persons granted temporary licensure or certification are subject to all provisions under this chapter. A temporary permit issued under this section allows an appraiser to perform independent appraisal services required by a contract for appraisal services submitted to the department with the application for temporary permit.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-085, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-085, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-090 Continuing education required. (1) As a prerequisite to renewal of certification or licensure, the holder of a certificate or license shall present evidence satisfactory to the director of successful completion of the continuing education requirements of this section.

(2) The continuing education requirements for renewal of certification or licensure shall be the completion by the applicant of twenty classroom hours of instruction in courses or seminars which have received the approval of the director. Courses must be completed within the term of certification or licensure immediately preceding renewal: Provided, That effective January 1, 1998, the number of classroom hours is twenty-eight; further, every other renewal period, the holder of a certificate or license will present evidence of successful completion of at least fifteen hours of approved USPAP related continuing education. The hours of USPAP education may be included in the total education hours submitted for both the current and previous renewal periods.

(3) In order for courses or seminars to be accepted under subsection (2) of this section, the course or seminar must be a minimum of four hours in length and be directly related to real estate appraising.

(4) An examination is not required for courses or seminars taken for continuing education classroom hours.

(5) The requirement under subsection (2) of this section may be met by participation other than as a student in educational process and programs approved by the director including teaching, program development, and authorship of textbooks and other written instructional materials.

(6) Courses or seminars taken to satisfy the continuing education requirement for general real estate appraisers, should include coverage of real estate appraisal related topics, such as:

(a) Ad valorem taxation.

(b) Arbitrations.

(c) Business courses related to practice of real estate.

(d) Construction estimating.

(e) Ethics and standards of professional practice.

(f) Land use planning, zoning, and taxation.

(g) Management, leasing, brokerage, timesharing.

(h) Property development.

(i) Real estate appraisal (valuations/evaluations).

(j) Real estate financing and investment.

(k) Real estate law.

(l) Real estate litigation.

(m) Real estate related computer applications.

(n) Real estate securities and syndication.

(o) Real property exchange.

(p) Such other presentations approved by the director.

(7) Courses or seminars taken to satisfy the continuing education requirement for residential real estate appraisers should include coverage of real estate appraisal related topics, such as:

(a) Ad valorem taxation.

(b) Business courses related to practice of real estate.

(c) Construction estimation.

(d) Ethics and standards of professional practice.

(e) Land use planning, zoning, taxation.

(f) Property development.

(g) Real estate financing and investment.

(h) Real estate law.

(i) Real estate related computer applications.

(j) Real estate securities and syndication.

(k) Real property exchange.

(l) Real estate feasibility and marketability studies.

(m) Such other presentations approved by the director.

(n) Real estate securities and syndication.

(o) Real estate property exchange.

(p) Such other presentations approved by the director.

(8) Courses or seminars taken to satisfy the continuing education requirement for licensed real estate appraisers should include coverage of real estate appraisal related topics, such as:

(a) Ad valorem taxation.

(b) Arbitration.

(c) Business courses related to practice of real estate appraisal.

(d) Construction estimating.

(e) Ethnics and standards of professional practice.

(f) Land use planning, zoning, and taxation.

(g) Management, leasing brokerage, timesharing.

(h) Property development.

(i) Real estate appraisal (valuations/evaluations).

(j) Real estate law.

(k) Real estate litigation.

(l) Real estate financing and investment.

(m) Real estate appraisal related computer applications.

(n) Real estate securities and syndication.

(o) Real property exchange.

(p) Such other presentations approved by the director.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-090, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-090, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 92-18-018, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92)

WAC 308-125-120 Fees and charges. The following fees shall be paid under the provisions of chapter 18.140 RCW:

Title of Fee Fee

(1) Application for examination $175.00

(2) Examination 75.00

(3) Reexamination 75.00

(4) Original certification 100.00*

(5) Certification renewal 275.00*

(6) Late renewal penalty 35.00

(7) Duplicate certificate 25.00

(8) Certification history record 25.00

(9) Application for reciprocity 175.00

(10) Original certification via reciprocity 100.00*

(11) Temporary practice 150.00

(((12) Walk-in for examination 25.00 ))

* Proposed fees for these categories marked with an asterisk include an estimated $25.00 to be submitted by the state to Federal Government. Title XI, SEC. 1109 requires each state to submit a roster listing of state certified appraisers to the Appraiser Subcommittee "no less than annually." The state is also required to collect from such individuals who perform appraisals in federally related transactions, an annual registry fee of "not more than $50," such fees to be transmitted by the state to the federal government on an annual basis.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. 92-18-018, 308-125-120, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-120, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

AMENDATORY SECTION (Amending WSR 93-17-020, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93)

WAC 308-125-180 Reciprocity. A person licensed or certified as a real estate appraiser under the rules or laws of another state may obtain certification in the state of Washington when the following condition is met:

The state in which the appraiser is licensed or certified has an appraiser licensure or certification program which meets federal guidelines and the state has a written reciprocal agreement with the state of Washington.

A person seeking licensure or certification under this section must provide a ((notarized)) statement from the state in which the person is licensed or certified establishing licensure or certification.

[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). 93-17-020, 308-125-180, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. 91-04-074, 308-125-180, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]

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