Information for Appraisers and Apprentices
USPAP Update Course Registration Now Available
Registration is now available for the 2016-17 National USPAP Update Course. Click here for the brochure and information. USPAP instructor, Paul David Brown, will be will be teaching the National Update Course in Charleston on Friday, February 19th. Seating is limited to 25. If the course fills, Paul David will offer a Saturday class.
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.