Chapter 1301:15-1 Mass Appraisal Education

1301:15-1-01 Form and manner by which persons may apply to the superintendent to offer a thirty hour course in mass appraisal.

(A) A course provider, which proposes to offer a thirty hour course in mass appraisal in satisfaction of the requirements found in division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code, shall satisfy all of the following:

(1) Completes an application for approval to offer the thirty hour course on a form the Superintendent prescribes;

(2) The application shall be signed by an administrator for the course provider. The signature on any application may be written by hand or be an electronic signature, as defined by division (H) of section 1306.01 of the Revised Code;

(3) Provides a copy of course materials, including course examination questions, demonstrating the course and the examination complies with division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code;

(4) Provides a copy of materials demonstrating the course instructor meets the requirements found in rule 1301:15-1-04 of the Administrative Code; and

(5) Submits a nonrefundable fee of fifty dollars;

(B) Upon receiving a notice from the superintendent that an application is deficient or incorrect as filed, the applicant shall, within thirty days of receipt of that notice, submit to the superintendent the corrected application or additional information requested. Failure to timely submit to the superintendent the corrected application or additional information requested by the superintendent shall constitute cause for the superintendent to void the application and impose a forfeiture of the application fee.

(C) The course will be approved for offering to students upon the superintendent's issuance of a course certification number for that course. A course certification number is valid for three years from the issuance of the course certification number. An application for the thirty hour course shall be submitted to the superintendent for approval at least thirty days prior to its proposed initial offering.

(D) For purposes of this rule, a course hour shall consist of sixty minutes. Course hours only include instruction time and do not include examination time. A course hour applies to instruction held in a classroom setting. No offering will be approved in which classroom instruction exceeds more than eight classroom hours in any one day.

(E) A student must pass a comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the thirty hour of course instruction in order to satisfy the requirements found in division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code. The contents of the examination shall be consistent with the instruction from the thirty hour course. A student must score at least seventy per cent of the examination questions correct in order to pass the course examination. The examination must be proctored by an official appointed by the course provider. The examination must be written and closed book. No oral examinations are permitted. A written examination may be on paper or administered electronically on a computer workstation or other device. The examination shall be administered with reasonable accommodations in accordance with the requirements of the "Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990," 104 Stat. 327, 42 U.S.C. 12189.

(F) A course provider shall not award a student credit for the thirty hour course when a student only successfully completes the course examination. A student must be physically present for at least ninety per cent of the course instruction and must successfully pass the course examination in order to receive credit for the course. If a student fails to pass the course examination following the completion of course instruction, a student may re-take the course examination without having to attend the course instruction, provided the student re-takes and passes the course examination within ninety days of completion of the original course instruction. A student who fails to pass the examination within the ninety days must re-take the entire course including all tests and final exams.

(G) A course provider shall provide a course certificate to the student within thirty days after successfully completing the course. Course certificates shall include at minimum: the name of the class; the name of the sponsoring entity or course provider; the name of the student; the address of the student; the course certification number provided by the superintendent; and the date the course was completed by the student. A course provider must submit to the superintendent the roster of students who have successfully completed the thirty hour course, including passing the course examination within fifteen days after the completion of the course.

(H) The superintendent may deny or withdraw approval of the thirty hour course if; the course does not meet the requirements in division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code; the course does not meet the requirements found in this rule; or the course provider, sponsoring entity, course administrator or course instructor have previously failed to comply with any of these requirements or have been found not to be of honest, truthful and good reputation. For purposes of this rule, the superintendent may consider past convictions or disciplinary sanctions issued by other professional entities or administrative agencies when evaluating the honest, truthful and good reputation requirement. The superintendent must issue to the course provider or sponsoring entity a denial notice or a withdrawal of approval notice, pursuant to section 119.07 of the Revised Code, stating the reasons for the denial or the withdrawal of approval. The superintendent's decision related to this paragraph may be appealed to the Ohio real estate appraiser board.

Effective: 6/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5713.012
Rule Amplifies: 5713.012

1301:15-1-02 Form and manner by which persons may apply to the superintendent to offer a continuing education course in mass appraisal.

(A) A course provider, which proposes to offer a continuing education course in mass appraisal in satisfaction of the requirements found in section 5713.012 of the Revised Code, shall satisfy all of the following:

(1) Completes an application for approval to offer a continuing education course on a form the superintendent prescribes;

(2) The application shall be signed by an administrator for the course provider. The signature on any application may be written by hand or be an electronic signature, as defined by division (H) of section 1306.01 of the Revised Code;

(3) Provides a copy of course materials demonstrating the course complies with the course topics found in division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code;

(4) Provides a copy of materials demonstrating the course instructor meets the requirements found in rule 1301:15-1-04 of the Administrative Code; and

(5) Submits a nonrefundable fee of fifty dollars;

(B) Upon receiving a notice from the superintendent that an application is deficient or incorrect as filed, the applicant shall, within thirty days of receipt of that notice, submit to the superintendent the corrected application or additional information requested. Failure to timely submit to the superintendent the corrected application or additional information requested by the superintendent shall constitute cause for the superintendent to void the application and impose a forfeiture of the application fee.

(C) The course will be approved for offering to students upon the superintendent's issuance of a course certification number. A course certification number is valid for three years from the issuance of the course certification number. An application for a continuing education course shall be submitted to the superintendent for approval at least thirty days prior to its proposed initial offering.

(D) For purposes of this rule, a course hour shall consist of sixty minutes. A student must be physically present for at least ninety per cent of the course instruction in order to receive credit for the course. A course hour applies to instruction held in a classroom setting. No offering will be approved in which classroom instruction exceeds more than eight classroom hours in any one day. Successful completion of an examination is not required in order to receive credit for completing a continuing education course.

(E) A course provider shall provide a course certificate to the student within thirty days after the student successfully completes the course. Course certificates shall include at minimum: the name of the class; the name of the sponsoring entity or course provider; the name of the student; the address of the student; the course certification number provided by the superintendent; and the date the class was completed by the student. A course provider must submit to the superintendent the roster of students within fifteen days after the course has been completed.

(F) The Superintendent may deny or withdraw approval of a continuing education course if; the course does not meet the requirements in division (A)(2)(a) of section 5713.012 of the Revised Code; rule 1301:11-7-02 or 1301:11-7-03 of the Administrative Code; the course does not meet the requirements found in this rule; or the course provider, sponsoring entity, course administrator or course instructor have previously failed to comply with any of these requirements or have been found not to be of honest, truthful and good reputation. For purposes of this rule, the superintendent may consider past convictions or disciplinary sanctions issued by other professional entities or administrative agencies when evaluating the honest, truthful and good reputation requirement. The superintendent must issue to the course provider or sponsoring entity a denial notice or a withdrawal of approval notice, pursuant to section 119.07 of the Revised Code, stating the reasons for the denial or the withdrawal of approval. The superintendent's decision related to this paragraph may be appealed to the Ohio real estate appraiser board.

Effective: 6/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5713.012
Rule Amplifies: 5713.012

1301:15-1-03 Instructor qualifications to offer the thirty hour course or a continuing education course in mass appraisal.

An instructor, that proposes to instruct the thirty hour course or a continuing education course in mass appraisal in satisfaction of the requirements found in section 5713.012 of the Revised Code, must meet at least one of the following qualifications:

(A) Possession of a bachelor's degree in a related field to that in which the person is to teach, from a school listed as an institution of higher learning by the United States department of education or from a comparable school of a foreign country;

(B) Possession of a valid teaching credential or certificate from Ohio or another state authorizing the holder to teach in the field of instruction which the person is to teach;

(C) Five years full-time experience in a profession, trade or technical occupation in the applicable field;

(D) Any combination of five years of full-time experience relevant to the applicable field and college level education; or

(E) Possession of a professional designation relating to mass appraisal.

Effective: 6/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5713.012
Rule Amplifies: 5713.012

1301:15-1-04 Record keeping requirements.

A course provider shall maintain for five years, from the date of the superintendent's approval, a record of attendance of each student successfully completing a thirty hour course in mass appraisal, including the course examination or a continuing education course in mass appraisal. A record may be maintained in writing or in an electronic format. A record shall constitute:

(A) The name of the course;

(B) The name of the instructor who instructed the course;

(C) The names of the students who successfully completed the course;

(D) The names of the students who successfully passed the course examination;

(E) The addresses of the students who successfully completed the course;

(F) The course certification number provided by the Superintendent; and

(G) The dates the course and the course examination were successfully completed by the student.

Effective: 6/1/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/01/2020
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5713.012
Rule Amplifies: 5713.012