Licensees and Registrants – Important Information
New Procedure for Submitting Payments to Board
Effective July 1, 2014, the Board will no longer accept payments at the Board office. To comply with 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 P.O. Box. (THIS APPLIES TO YOUR APPLICATION TO RENEW YOUR APPRAISER LICENSE OR APPRENTICE PERMIT!) Any money received at the Board, will be forwarded to the P.O. Box. Failure to do so could result with your renewal application being received late and a delinquent fee will be applied. Allow ample time for this extra step. New forms will include the P.O. Box address. To review the 2014-2015 License Renewal Instructions click here.
Additionally, the Board will no longer return checks with incomplete applications, etcetera, but will issue refunds.
Amended Title 190 Series 2 and 3 Rules Become Effective July 1, 2014
These appraiser licensing rules were amended during the 2014 Legislature. Some changes become effective July 1, 2014, while others become effective January 1, 2015. Changes include:
· Qualifying Education allowed online
· Experience hours and requirements for all license classifications
· Three-hour WV Law Course and Exam required for initial application and every four years
· Increase in certain fees
· Apprentice and Supervisor qualifications and requirements
· Limitations on Inactive License
· Wait time between repeating continuing education courses
· Policies regarding licensees serving on active duty with the Armed Forces of the United States;
· 2015 AQB Requirements
Click here to review updated Series 2 Rules. Click here to review updated Series 3 Rules.
Six Months Remaining to Upgrade Licenses Under Current AQB Guidelines
As of June 1st, there were six months remaining to complete a license upgrade under the 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.