1301:11-3-04 Experience requirement.

(A) Applicants seeking a state-licensed residential real estate appraiser license shall:

(1) Certify under oath that he or she has acquired two thousand hours of experience in real estate appraisal, and

(2) Furnish, under oath, a detailed listing of the appraisal reports or file memoranda for each year for which experience is claimed and, upon request of the superintendent or the board, make available samples of appraisal reports prepared by the applicant in the course of the applicant's practice.

(3) The two thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule must be achieved over a period of not less than twenty-four months immediately preceding the initial filing of the application.

(4) The two thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule must be achieved either while registered as a state registered real estate appraiser assistant in Ohio or as a registered real estate appraiser assistant in another state so long as that state's requirements to be a registered real estate appraiser assistant meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation".

(5) Except as provided in paragraph (G) of this rule, the two thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (A)(1) of this rule must be achieved under the supervision of an Ohio certified real estate appraiser or any state certified real estate appraiser so long as that state's requirements to be a state certified real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board". At all times during the supervisory period and for a period of two years prior to commencement of the supervisory period, the supervising appraiser must be in good standing with the board or the state regulatory agency with which the supervising appraiser is certified and not subject to any disciplinary action within the last two years that affects the supervising appraiser's legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice.

(6) A state registered real estate appraiser assistant may have more than one supervising appraiser.

(7) An Ohio certified real estate appraiser may not supervise more than three state registered real estate appraiser assistants at any one time.

(8) An appraisal log shall be maintained by the state registered real estate appraiser assistant and each supervising appraiser jointly. The state registered real estate appraiser assistant and each supervising appraiser shall share responsibility to ensure the appraisal log is accurate, current and complies with the requirements of this rule. At a minimum the appraisal log must include:

(a) Date of report;

(b) Type of assignment;

(c) Address of subject property;

(d) Property type, residential or general;

(e) Capacity, field or review;

(f) Number of actual work hours by the state registered real estate appraiser assistant on the assignment;

(g) The signature and state certification number of the supervising appraiser. Separate appraisal logs shall be maintained for each supervising appraiser if applicable; and

(h) Description of work performed by the state registered real estate appraiser assistant, the scope of the review performed by the supervising appraiser and the level of supervision performed by the supervising appraiser.

(B) An applicant seeking a state-certified residential real estate appraiser certificate shall:

(1) Certify under oath that the applicant has acquired two thousand five hundred hours of experience in real estate appraisal, and

(2) Furnish, under oath, a detailed listing of the appraisal reports or file memoranda for each year for which experience is claimed and, upon request of the superintendent or the board, make available samples of the appraisal reports prepared by the applicant in the course of the applicant's practice.

(3) The two thousand five hundred hours of experience required in paragraph (B)(1) of this rule must be achieved over a period of not less than twenty-four months immediately preceding the initial filing of the application.

(4) The two thousand five hundred hours of experience required by paragraph (B)(1) of this rule must be achieved while registered as a state registered real estate appraiser assistant or as a licensed real estate appraiser in Ohio or while registered as a real estate appraiser assistant or as a licensed real estate appraiser in another state so long as that state's requirements to be a registered real estate appraiser assistant or licensed real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the Appraiser Qualifications Board.

(5) Except as provided in paragraph (G) of this rule, the two thousand five hundred hours of experience required in paragraph (B)(1) of this rule achieved by any state registered real estate appraiser assistant must be under the supervision of an Ohio certified real estate appraiser or any state certified real estate appraiser so long as that state's requirements to be a state certified real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board." For a licensed residential real estate appraiser seeking to become an Ohio certified residential real estate appraiser, any experience that exceeds the scope of the residential real estate appraiser license must be obtained while under the supervision of an Ohio certified real estate appraiser or any state certified real estate appraiser in another state so long as that state's requirements to be a state certified real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of "Appraiser Qualifications Board." At all times during the supervisory period and for a period of two years prior to commencement of the supervisory period, the supervising appraiser must be in good standing with the board or the state regulatory agency with which the supervising appraiser is certified and not subject to any disciplinary action within the last two years that affects the supervising appraiser's legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice.

(6) Experience obtained while a state registered real estate appraiser assistant must comply with paragraphs (A)(6), (A)(7) and (A)(8) of this rule.

(7) Experience obtained while an Ohio licensed real estate appraiser or as a licensed real estate appraiser in another state shall be maintained in an appraisal log. At a minimum the appraisal log must include:

(a) Date of report;

(b) Type of assignment;

(c) Address of subject property;

(d) Property type, residential or general;

(e) Capacity, field or review;

(f) Number of actual work hours by the state licensed real estate appraiser on the assignment;

(g) If the experience is outside the scope of the applicant's license, the log shall include the signature and state certification number of the supervising appraiser with whom the applicant jointly obtained such experience. The applicant and supervising appraiser shall share responsibility to ensure the appraisal log is accurate, current and complies with the requirements of this rule. Separate appraisal logs shall be maintained for each supervising appraiser if applicable; and

(h) Description of work performed by the state licensed real estate appraiser, the scope of the review performed by the supervising appraiser and the level of supervision performed by the supervising appraiser.

(C) An applicant seeking a state-certified general real estate appraiser certificate shall:

(1) Certify under oath that the applicant has acquired three thousand hours of experience in real estate appraisal, of which at least fifty per cent (one thousand five hundred hours) must have been acquired in connection with the appraisal of real estate other than the appraisal of residential real estate consisting of one to four units, and

(2) Furnish, under oath, a detailed listing of the appraisal reports or file memoranda for each year for which experience is claimed and, upon request of the superintendent or the board, make available samples of appraisal reports prepared by the applicant in the course of the applicant's practice.

(3) The three thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule must be achieved over a period of not less than thirty months immediately preceding the initial filing of the application.

(4) The three thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule must be achieved either while registered in Ohio as a state registered real estate appraiser assistant, a state licensed real estate appraiser or as a state certified residential real estate appraiser or while registered as a real estate appraiser assistant, a licensed real estate appraiser or as a certified residential real estate appraiser in another state so long as that state's requirements to be a registered real estate appraiser assistant, licensed real estate appraiser or certified residential real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board."

(5) Except as provided in paragraph (G) of this rule, the three thousand hours of experience required in paragraph (C)(1) of this rule achieved by any state registered real estate appraiser assistant must be under the supervision of an Ohio certified real estate appraiser or any state certified real estate appraiser so long as that state's requirements to be a state certified real estate appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board." For a licensed residential real estate appraiser or a certified residential real estate appraiser seeking to become an Ohio certified general real estate appraiser, any experience that exceeds the scope of the residential real estate appraiser license or certificate must be obtained while under the supervision of an Ohio certified general real estate appraiser or any state certified general appraiser in another state so long as that state's requirements to be a state certified general appraiser meet or exceed the requirements of the "Appraiser Qualifications Board." At all times during the supervisory period and for a period of two years prior to the commencement of the supervisory period, the supervising appraiser must be in good standing with the board or the state regulatory agency with which the supervising appraiser is certified and not subject to any disciplinary action within the last two years that affects the supervising appraiser's legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice.

(6) Experience obtained while a state registered real estate appraiser assistant must comply with paragraphs (A)(6), (A)(7) and (A)(8) of this rule.

(7) Experience obtained while registered in Ohio as a state licensed real estate appraiser or as a state certified residential real estate appraiser or while as a licensed real estate appraiser or as a certified residential real estate appraiser in another state shall be maintained in an appraisal log. At a minimum the appraisal log must include:

(a) Date of report;

(b) Type of assignment;

(c) Address of subject property;

(d) Property type, residential or general;

(e) Capacity, field or review;

(f) Number of actual work hours by the state licensed or certified residential real estate appraiser on the assignment;

(g) If the experience is outside the scope of the applicant's license or certificate, the log shall include the signature and state certification number of the supervising appraiser with whom the applicant jointly obtained such experience. The applicant and supervising appraiser shall share responsibility to ensure the appraisal log is accurate, current and complies with the requirements of this rule. Separate appraisal logs shall be maintained for each supervising appraiser if applicable; and

(h) Description of work performed by the state licensed or certified residential real estate appraiser, the scope of the review performed by the supervising appraiser and the level of supervision performed by the supervising appraiser.

(D) For purposes of this rule, acceptable appraisal experience shall include, but is not limited to, the following:

(1) Appraisals;

(2) Appraisal reviews;

(3) Appraisal consulting; and

(4) Mass appraisals

(E) For purposes of this rule, the acceptable appraisal experience must be satisfied by time spent on the appraisal process. The appraisal process consists of: analyzing factors that affect value; defining the problem; gathering and analyzing data; applying the appropriate analysis and methodology; arriving at an opinion and correctly reporting the opinion in compliance with Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

(F) All acceptable appraisal experience must be obtained after January 30, 1989. All experience must have been completed in compliance with the uniform standards of professional appraisal practice, as adopted by the "Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation" to be considered as acceptable appraisal experience and the experience must demonstrate proficiency in appraisal principles, methodology, procedures and reporting conclusions. All experience involving a supervising appraiser must be obtained while the supervising appraiser was acting within the scope of their certificate to be considered as acceptable appraisal experience.

(G) Up to twenty-five per cent of the experience hours required pursuant to this rule may be obtained for the actual number of hours worked on non-client appraisals, provided:

(1) The experience is obtained as part of a case study or practicum course that has been approved through the appraisal qualifications board course approval program and the course provider certifies the actual number of hours worked on appraisal development and reporting for actual subject properties, or

(2) The experience is obtained as part of a mentorship program that has been approved by the board and the mentor certifies the actual number of hours worked on appraisal development and reporting for actual subject properties.

(H) Upon request of the superintendent or board, all applicants must provide documentation in the form of reports, certifications, work files or other evidence to support experience claimed.

(I) An applicant must meet the experience requirement set forth in this rule prior to being seated for the examination.

Effective: 06/30/2013
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/20/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4763.03
Rule Amplifies: 4763.05
Prior Effective Dates: 12/1/1990, 5/7/1993, 9/10/1996, 3/20/1999, 3/1/2005, 1/1/2009 , 01/01/2012