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PDFWAC 308-125-030

Examination prerequisite general classification.

The general real estate appraiser classification applies to the appraisal of all types of real property.
(1) As a prerequisite to taking the examination for certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser, an applicant shall present evidence satisfactory to the director that he/she has successfully completed not less than three hundred hours in the following core modules:
(a) Basic appraisal principles, thirty hours.
(b) Basic appraisal procedures, thirty hours.
(c) The National USPAP course or equivalent, fifteen hours.
(d) General appraiser market analysis and highest and best use, thirty hours.
(e) Statistics, modeling and finance, fifteen hours.
(f) General appraiser sales comparison approach, thirty hours.
(g) General appraiser site valuation and cost approach, thirty hours.
(h) General appraiser income approach, sixty hours.
(i) General appraiser report writing and case studies, thirty hours.
(j) Appraisal subject matter electives, thirty hours.
(2) Credit towards qualifying education requirements may be obtained via the completion of a degree program in real estate from an accredited degree-granting college or university provided the college or university has had its curriculum reviewed and approved by the appraiser qualifications board.
(3) An original certification as a state-certified general real estate appraiser shall not be issued to any person who does not possess three thousand hours of appraisal experience obtained continuously over a period of not less than thirty months in Washington or in another state having comparable certification requirements.
(4) To fulfill the experience requirement, an applicant must have at least one thousand five hundred hours of nonresidential appraisal experience.
(5) Applicants for the certified general license must possess a bachelor's degree or higher in any field of study.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1) and (15). WSR 16-02-008, § 308-125-030, filed 12/28/15, effective 1/28/16; WSR 13-17-002, § 308-125-030, filed 8/7/13, effective 9/7/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1), (7), (8), and (15). WSR 10-09-025, § 308-125-030, filed 4/13/10, effective 5/14/10; WSR 06-06-069, § 308-125-030, filed 2/28/06, effective 4/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). WSR 97-02-004, § 308-125-030, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1) and 18.140.090. WSR 95-17-078, § 308-125-030, filed 8/21/95, effective 9/21/95. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). WSR 93-17-020, § 308-125-030, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1)(14) and chapter 18.40 RCW. WSR 92-18-018, § 308-125-030, filed 8/24/92, effective 9/24/92. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. WSR 91-04-074, § 308-125-030, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]
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