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The 2003 Florida Statutes

Title XXXII
REGULATION OF PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
Chapter 475
REAL ESTATE BROKERS, SALESPERSONS, SCHOOLS, AND APPRAISERS
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Section 475.617, Florida Statutes 2003

475.617  Education and experience requirements.--

(1)  To be registered as a trainee appraiser, an applicant must present evidence satisfactory to the board that she or he has successfully completed at least 75 hours of approved academic courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include coverage of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from a nationally recognized or state-recognized appraisal organization, area technical center, accredited community college, college, or university, state or federal agency or commission, or proprietary real estate school that holds a permit pursuant to s. 475.451. The board may increase the required number of hours to not more than 100 hours. A classroom hour is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. Past courses may be approved on an hour-for-hour basis.

(2)  To be licensed as an appraiser, an applicant must present evidence satisfactory to the board that she or he:

(a)  Has 2 years of experience in real property appraisal as defined by rule.

(b)  Has successfully completed at least 90 classroom hours, inclusive of examination, of approved academic courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include coverage of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from a nationally recognized or state-recognized appraisal organization, area technical center, accredited community college, college, or university, state or federal agency or commission, or proprietary real estate school that holds a permit pursuant to s. 475.451. The board may increase the required number of hours to not more than 120 hours. A classroom hour is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. Past courses may be approved by the board and substituted on an hour-for-hour basis.

(3)  To be certified as a residential appraiser, an applicant must present satisfactory evidence to the board that she or he:

(a)  Has at least 2,500 hours of experience obtained over a 24-month period in real property appraisal as defined by rule.

(b)  Has successfully completed at least 120 classroom hours, inclusive of examination, of approved academic courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include coverage of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from a nationally recognized or state-recognized appraisal organization, area technical center, accredited community college, college, or university, state or federal agency or commission, or proprietary real estate school that holds a permit pursuant to s. 475.451. The board may increase the required number of hours to not more than 165 hours. A classroom hour is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. Past courses may be approved by the board and substituted on an hour-for-hour basis.

(4)  To be certified as a general appraiser, an applicant must present evidence satisfactory to the board that she or he:

(a)  Has at least 3,000 hours of experience obtained over a 30-month period in real property appraisal as defined by rule.

(b)  Has successfully completed at least 180 classroom hours, inclusive of examination, of approved academic courses in subjects related to real estate appraisal, which shall include coverage of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice from a nationally recognized or state-recognized appraisal organization, area technical center, accredited community college, college, or university, state or federal agency or commission, or proprietary real estate school that holds a permit pursuant to s. 475.451. The board may increase the required number of hours to not more than 225 hours. A classroom hour is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60-minute segment. Past courses may be approved by the board and substituted on an hour-for-hour basis.

(5)  Each applicant must furnish, under oath, a detailed statement of the experience for each year of experience she or he claims. Upon request, the applicant shall furnish to the board, for its examination, copies of appraisal reports or file memoranda to support the claim for experience.

History.--ss. 9, 11, ch. 91-89; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 386, ch. 97-103; s. 26, ch. 98-250; s. 8, ch. 2003-164.


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