Information for Appraisers and Apprentices
On-Line Licensing Renewal Available for 2016-17
On-line licensing renewal will be available as an option for appraisers and apprentices for the 2016-17 renewal year. Licensees will be able to upload a photograph, continuing education certificates and complete the renewal process with a credit card payment. Licensees needing to submit supporting documentation with their application will need to mail the documentation to the Board in order to complete the renewal process.
Licensees not wishing to renew on-line may download an application and mail their renewal to the Board. Licensees will not receive a renewal in the mail this year, but will receive a post-card in the mail announcing when on-line licensing is available.
Many of you have requested on-line licensing and we are excited to offer it this year!
National Exam Policy
Effective January 1, 2015 individuals wishing to take AQB-Approved Examinations for Licensed Residential Appraiser, Certified Residential Appraiser and Certified General Appraiser were required to complete education and experience hours prior to taking exams.
Applicants wishing to obtain an exam admittance card must submit required proof of college education, qualifying appraiser education and experience hours to the Board for verification prior to being issued an admittance card.
If you took and passed an exam prior to January 1, 2015 without completing the experience requirements, you may be credentialed by completing the experience requirements, as long as you do so within the 24-month exam expiration period.
If you took and passed an exam after January 1, 2015 without completing the experience requirements, you will be required to retake the national exam to meet AQB requirements.
Reminder of New Legislative Rules
During the rush to upgrade prior to 2015's AQB mandated changes, the Board learned that at least a few licensees had not kept up with the rules legislating the appraisal profession. Changes to Title 190, Series 2 and Title 190, Series 3 went into effect July 1, 2014.
These changes included the number of hours and types of experience hours required for upgrades, time limits for holding an inactive license, the requirements for a WV Law Course and others.
Effective January 1, 2015, apprentices must take an AQB-Approved Supervisor-Apprentice Course and WV Law Course prior to being issued an apprentice permit. Also, supervisors must take the AQB-Approved Supervisor-Apprentice Course prior to supervising the Apprentice. No experience hours will be granted prior to both parties taking this course.
The Rules and Laws can be found on the left-hand side of this website.