Appraiser licensure/certification experience requirements and definitions appear in Parts I and II of the Real Estate Appraiser Board Regulations. Appraisal experience is measured in verifiable hours spent performing traditional appraisal assignments or other appraisal tasks as defined in the regulations. Each appraisal assignment must be reported separately on the Real Estate Appraiser Experience Log.
The Board-Approved Experience Chart (PDF) grants maximum experience hours per appraisal assignment according to each assignment’s “Property Type” and “Value Range.” The Board reserves the right to request written reports or file memoranda to verify each experience assignment claim.
“Review Appraisal Experience” shall not constitute more than 1,000 hours of experience claimed, and at least 50% of the review appraisal experience claimed must be in-field review where the individual has personally inspected the property.
“Real Estate Consulting Appraisal Experience” shall not constitute more than 500 hours of experience claimed.
All ad valorem tax appraisal experience on an applicant’s Experience Log must include an Experience Verification Statement from the applicant’s supervisor or employer. Applicants employed by an appraisal firm must also submit a document from the Virginia Department of Taxation verifying the applicant’s supervisor is certified to perform the assessment or reassessment of real property pursuant to § 58.1-3258.1 of the Code of Virginia.
Experience Verification Statements must include the following:
After the Board reviews your License Application and Experience Log for compliance with minimum education and experience requirements, staff will mail you a letter requesting five specific sample appraisal reports that will be reviewed by the Board for USPAP compliance.
Applicants claiming only ad valorem tax appraisal experience must submit the following items in addition to the five specific sample appraisal reports:
Reciprocal License Applicants may be required to submit experience verification and sample appraisal reports if the applicant’s base state’s licensure requirements are not substantially equivalent to those in Virginia.
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