Appraisal Management Company Registrations Issued!


December 9, 2014 AMC Update

Appraisal Management Company Registrations Issued!

Click here to obtain a roster of registered West Virginia appraisal management companies.

West Virginia law requires that an appraisal management company register with the board prior to conducting business in West Virginia. Please check the website frequently for updates. If you do not see an AMC listed on the roster, please contact the Board at 304-558-3919 to check their status.

AMC Registration Forms Available 

Click here to access AMC forms. AMC Miscellaneous Forms are also now available. As a reminder, once we receive your surety bond, it will be forwarded to the WV Attorney General for approval. Also, don’t forget to register with the WV Secretary of State’s Office beforehand.    

Background Check Info 

Please note the Appraisal Management Companies Registration Act requires “the applicant, each owner who is an employee of or consultant for the applicant, and the controlling person of the firm seeking registration shall submit to a state and national criminal history record check.

Applicants should request manual background check cards from the Board with the Board’s ORI number (two fingerprint cards and one WVSP 39 Authorization Card for each individual requiring a background check). When you receive the WVSP 39 and fingerprint cards from us, visit the Identogo webpage for directions on how to proceed with your background check. Their website is, www.idento.com.    

Click on West Virginia, select “Forms and Links” and follow the procedures for manual card submission. MorphoTrust states digital prints can only be performed in West Virginia. Again, each applicant should submit two (2) fingerprint cards and one (1) WVSP 39.  Select the $45.35 state and national criminal history background. Mail completed cards, WVSP 39 and required processing fee to: 

                               MorphoTrust USA                                                                         
                               Attn: West Virginia Card Scan Dept.
                               3051 Hollis Drive, Suite 310
                               Springfield, IL 62704

Legislative Rule-Making Update for 190CSR5 

It is possible the proposed rule will go before a joint committee during November Interims. Keep posted for additional information.

The Public Comment Period for the regular rule-making process ended on July 9th at 4pm. The Board responded to comments and developed an Agency Approved Rule at an August 1st Board meeting. Agency Approved Rules were filed with the WV Secretary of State and the Legislative Rule-Making Committee that same day. View the Agency Approved Rule at the Secretary of State’s website, http://apps.sos.wv.gov/adlaw/csr/readfile.aspx?DocId=26115&Format=PDF

Contact Sandy Kerns for additional information.


Sandy Kerns

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