4763.07 Continuing education.

(A) Every state-certified general real estate appraiser, state-certified residential real estate appraiser and state-licensed residential real estate appraiser shall submit proof of successfully completing a minimum of fourteen classroom hours of continuing education instruction in courses or seminars approved by the real estate appraiser board. The certificate holder and licensee shall have satisfied the fourteen-hour continuing education requirements within the one-year period immediately following the issuance of the initial certificate or license and shall satisfy those requirements annually thereafter. A state-registered real estate appraiser assistant who remains in this classification for more than two years shall satisfy in the third and successive years this section's requirements. A certificate holder , licensee, or registrant who fails to submit proof to the superintendent of meeting these requirements is ineligible to obtain a renewal certificate, license, or registration and shall comply with section 4763.05 of the Revised Code in order to regain a certificate, license, or registration, except that the certificate holder, licensee, or registrant may submit proof to the superintendent of meeting these requirements within three months after the date of expiration of the certificate, license, or registration, or by obtaining a medical exception under division (E) of this section, without having to comply with section 4763.05 of the Revised Code. A certificate holder, licensee, or registrant may not engage in any activities permitted by the certificate, license, or registration during the three-month period following the certificate's, license's, or registration's normal expiration date or during the time period for which a medical exception applies.

A certificate holder , licensee, or registrant may satisfy all or a portion of the required hours of classroom instruction in the following manner:

(1) Completion of an educational program of study determined by the board to be equivalent, for continuing education purposes, to courses or seminars approved by the board;

(2) Participation, other than as a student, in educational processes or programs approved by the board that relate to real estate appraisal theory, practices, or techniques.

A certificate holder , licensee, or registrant shall present to the superintendent of real estate evidence of the manner in which the certificate holder , licensee, or registrant satisfied the requirements of division (A) of this section.

(B) The board shall adopt rules for implementing a continuing education program for state-certified general real estate appraisers, state-certified residential real estate appraisers, state-licensed residential real estate appraisers, and state-registered real estate appraiser assistants for the purpose of assuring that certificate holders , licensees, and registrants have current knowledge of real estate appraisal theories, practices, and techniques that will provide a high degree of service and protection to members of the public. In addition to any other provisions the board considers appropriate, the rules adopted by the board shall prescribe the following:

(1) Policies and procedures for obtaining board approval of courses of instruction and seminars;

(2) Standards, policies, and procedures to be applied in evaluating the alternative methods of complying with continuing education requirements set forth in divisions (A)(1) and (2) of this section;

(3) Standards, monitoring methods, and systems for recording attendance to be employed by course sponsors as a prerequisite to approval of courses for continuing education credit.

(C) No amendment or rescission of a rule the board adopts pursuant to division (B) of this section shall operate to deprive a certificate holder or licensee of credit toward renewal of certification or licensure for any course of instruction completed by the certificate holder or licensee prior to the effective date of the amendment or rescission that would have qualified for credit under the rule as it existed prior to amendment or rescission.

(D) The superintendent of real estate shall not issue a renewal certificate, registration, or license to any person who does not meet applicable minimum criteria for state certification, registration, or licensure prescribed by federal law or rule.

(E) The superintendent may grant a medical exception upon application by a person certified, registered, or licensed under this chapter. To receive an exception, the certificate holder, registrant, or licensee shall submit a request to the superintendent with proof satisfactory that a medical exception is warranted. If the superintendent makes a determination thatsatisfactory proof has not been presented, within fifteen days of the date of the denial of the medical exception, the certificate holder, registrant, or licensee may file with the division of real estate a request that the real estate appraiser board review the determination. The board may adopt reasonable rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code to implement this division.

Amended by 128th General AssemblyFile No.9, HB 1, §101.01, eff. 10/16/2009.

Effective Date: 03-18-1999