Effective January 1, 2008, the requirements an individual must meet in order to become a real property appraiser will significantly increase. The major components of the Criteria are qualifyng education, experience, examination and continuing education.
The continuing education requirement remains unchanged. The examination requirements have not changed, although, it should be noted that the AQB will implement concurrently on January 1, 2008, the examination content outlines will be experience based. The most significant change in the new relates to qualifying education. The changes fall into the following categories:
- There are college-level course requirements for Certified Residential and Certified General classfications;
- The required number of classroom hours in appraisal education has increased significantly in all classfications;
- There are minimum classroom hours of coverage requirements for specific topic area, which are known as modules.
A course matrix is a spreadsheet that is designed to track the modules contained in the Required Core Curriculum and the subtopics contained in the Rules and Regulations. This matrix permits the provider, state regulator or student to list the hours of education of a particular course and allocate the course hours to specific modules and subtopcs.
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