New Forms, Procedures and Rules
New Forms are Available and Required
New application and miscellaneous forms are available on the website. The forms comply with current legislative rules and required WV State Treasurer’s Office policies.
Procedures for Submitting Payments to Board
Effective July 1, 2014, the Board will no longer accept payments at the Board office. To comply with guidelines established by the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office (STO), the Board will begin using a STO Lockbox.
Lockbox is an STO-approved service, by which the STO retrieves payments delivered to a post office box on state business days, processes the checks and remittance forms inside each envelope, prepares a deposit, deposits the checks and notifies the Board of the information on the remittance forms and of the checks deposited.
Forms submitted by applicants, licensees or registrants that are accompanied by money (checks, money orders, etc.) must be mailed to the PO Box. Any money received at the Board, will be forwarded to the PO Box. Allow ample time for this extra step. New forms will be redesigned with the PO Box address.
Additionally, the Board will no longer return checks with applications, etcetera, but will issue refunds.
Rule Changes Affecting Appraisers
190CSR2 and 190CSR3 were amended by the 2014 WV Legislature. Some changes become effective July 1, 2014, while others become effective January 1, 2015. Click here to review current Series 2 Rules. Click here to review current Series 3 Rules.
- 2015 AQB Requirements
- Apprentice and Supervisor qualifications and requirements
- Experience requirements for all license classifications
- Hours allotted for residential and non-residential appraisal experience
- Increase in certain fees
- Limitations on Inactive License
- Policies regarding licensees serving on active duty with the Armed Forces of the U.S.
- Qualifying Education allowed online
- Three-hour WV Law Course/Exam required for initial application and every four years
- Wait time between repeating continuing education courses
December 31, 2014 Deadline for Submitting Upgrade Applications under Current AQB Guidelines
Appraisers have until December 31, 2014 to submit a final application for a license upgrade license under current AQB guidelines. On December 9, 2011, the Appraiser Qualifications Board of The Appraisal Foundation adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that will become effective January 1, 2015. These changes represent minimum national requirements that each state must implement no later than January 1, 2015. To view the adopted changes click here. To see how the changes may affect you now click here.