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PDFWAC 308-125-050

Educational courses—Preexamination.

(1) To be accepted under WAC 308-125-030(1), 308-125-040(1), and 308-125-045(1), courses must:
(a) Be a minimum of fifteen classroom hours in length;
(b) Include an examination;
(c) Be directly related to real estate appraising; and
(d) Be approved by the director as identified in the appraiser program's publication Approved Courses, Real Estate Appraisers; or
(e) Be approved by the appraiser qualifications board and approved by the director.
(2) The following limitations may apply to course work submitted to the department for approval:
(a) Distance education may be acceptable to meet classroom hour requirements only if each course meets the following conditions:
(i) The course provides interaction. Interaction is a reciprocal environment where the student has verbal or written communication with the instructor;
(ii) An individual successfully completes a closed-book written, proctored examination administered at a location by an official approved by the college or university; and
(iii) Content and course delivery mechanism approvals are obtained from the appraisal qualifications board or an accredited college, community college, or university that offers distance education programs and is approved or accredited by the commission on colleges, a regional or national accreditation association, or by an accrediting agency that is recognized by the United States Secretary of Education. Nonacademic credit college courses provided by a college shall be approved by the appraisal qualifications board and approved by the director.
(b) An applicant shall not receive "dual credit" for courses that have the same or very similar content and are deemed comparable by the department, even if an applicant completes the courses through different course providers.
(3) Copies of official transcript of college records or certificates of course completion will be considered as satisfactory evidence for education requirements.
(4) Preexamination review seminars or examination preparation seminars will not be approved for clock hour credit.
(5) An application shall be submitted for approval not less than ninety days preceding the course start date. Course approval expiration shall be three years from the date of approval, except for the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice courses or seminars having a definite date.
(6) All courses approved by the appraiser qualifications board will continue to be accepted by the department as approved courses until the expiration date.
(7) Appraisal course providers who have received the appraiser qualifications board's course approval are not required to submit course material or content materials to the department for approval. The course provider shall submit a secondary provider course content approval application to the department.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1) and (15). WSR 13-17-002, § 308-125-050, filed 8/7/13, effective 9/7/13. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030 (1), (7), (8) and (15). WSR 11-19-103, § 308-125-050, filed 9/21/11, effective 10/22/11; WSR 10-09-025, § 308-125-050, filed 4/13/10, effective 5/14/10; WSR 06-06-069, § 308-125-050, filed 2/28/06, effective 4/1/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030(1). WSR 97-02-004, § 308-125-050, filed 12/20/96, effective 1/20/97; WSR 93-17-020, § 308-125-050, filed 8/10/93, effective 9/10/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 18.140.030. WSR 91-04-074, § 308-125-050, filed 2/5/91, effective 3/8/91.]
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