While normally three years notice of changes wouldn't be cause for urgency, the recent adoption of the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria may create just that for those who are thinking of upgrading their license or their level of authority. Granted you will have until January 1st, 2015 before the changes to the Criteria go into effect, but if you are a trainee and are working towards becoming a Certified General, take notice.
At it's December meeting the Appraiser Qualifications Board, or AQB, approved changes that will affect background checks (implemented and recommended at all levels), require additional trainee level coursework (supervisors get more education as well) and the education side of the criteria as college courses will now need to be reviewed by the AQB in order to be permitted. Other changes to the education profile include rules governing continuing education courses and new available CE topics. The new qualification summary can be found here: Download AQB Summary of Changes 2015
VanEd suggests that if you are planning on relocating or changing credential status after January 1st, 2015 you verify with your state agency the rules and regulations you will be required to comply with. Keep in mind that most states will not have updated their own rules or regulations until sometime later in 2012 in order to maintain compliance with the AQB's rules. It is also important to note that State Regulatory Agencies may determine that they will implement the criteria prior to the January 1st, 2015 deadline set for implementation by the AQB. You may also contact us at VanEd to see if a specific notice has been issued by your state.
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