Virginia Regulatory Town Hall

Final Text


Amendments to reflect HB284 (2022 Session)
Stage: Final
18VAC130-20-110 Qualifications for renewal

A. As a condition of renewal, and under § 54.1-2014 of the Code of Virginia, all active certified general real estate appraisers, certified residential real estate appraisers, and licensed residential real estate appraisers, resident or nonresident, shall be required to complete continuing education courses satisfactorily within each licensing term as follows:

1. All real estate appraisers must satisfactorily complete continuing education courses or seminars offered by accredited colleges, universities, junior and community colleges; adult distributive or marketing education programs; local, state or federal government agencies, boards or commissions; proprietary schools; or real estate appraisal or real estate related organizations of not less than 28 classroom hours during each licensing term.

2. All real estate appraisers may also satisfy up to one half of an individual's continuing education requirements by participation other than as a student in educational processes and programs approved by the board to be substantially equivalent for continuing education purposes, including but not limited to teaching, program development, or authorship of textbooks.

3. Seven of the classroom hours completed to satisfy the continuing education requirements shall be the National Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice update course or its equivalent.

4. Aside from complying with the requirement to complete the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course, or its equivalent, appraisers may not receive credit for completion of the same continuing education course within a licensing term.

5. As part of the required hours, all real estate appraisers must complete at least two hours of fair housing or appraisal bias courses. Appraisers may use courses approved by the Real Estate Board in its fair housing category. Appraisers may also use fair housing or appraiser bias courses approved by the Appraisal Qualifications Board.

B. As a condition of renewal, all licensed real estate appraiser trainees shall meet the continuing education requirements set forth in subsection A of this section.

C. All applicants for renewal of a license shall meet the standards for entry as set forth in subdivisions 1, 3, and 4 of 18VAC130-20-30.

D. Applicants for the renewal of a registration shall meet the requirement for registration as set forth in 18VAC130-20-20.

E. Applicants for the renewal of a certificate as an instructor shall meet the standards for entry as set forth in 18VAC130-20-80.

F. Licensees applying to activate an inactive license must complete all required continuing education hours that would have been required if the licensee was active prior to application to activate the license.