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32-3625. Continuing education
A. As a prerequisite to renewal of a license or certificate, a state registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser shall present evidence satisfactory to the superintendent of having met the continuing education requirements of either subsection B or C of this section.
B. The basic continuing education requirement for renewal of a license or certificate is the completion by the applicant, during the immediately preceding term of the license or certificate, of courses or seminars that are approved by the superintendent.
C. An applicant for reregistering, relicensing or recertification may satisfy all or part of the continuing education requirements by presenting evidence of the following, which shall be approved by the superintendent:
1. Completion of an education program of study determined by the superintendent to be equivalent, for continuing education purposes, to courses approved by the superintendent pursuant to subsection B of this section.
2. Participation other than as a student in educational processes and programs that are approved by the superintendent and that relate to appropriate appraisal theory, practices or techniques, including teaching, program development and preparation of textbooks, monographs, articles and other instructional materials, not to exceed fifty percent of an applicant's continuing education requirements and not for the same course in consecutive renewal periods.
D. The superintendent shall adopt rules to ensure that a person who renews the person's license or certificate as a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser follows practices and techniques that provide a high degree of service and protection to members of the public with whom the person deals in the professional relationship under the authority of the license or certificate. The rules shall include the following:
1. Policies and procedures for obtaining the superintendent's approval of courses and instruction pursuant to subsection B of this section.
2. Standards, policies and procedures to be applied by the superintendent in evaluating an applicant's claims of equivalency in accordance with subsection C of this section.
3. Standards, monitoring methods and systems for recording attendance to be employed by course sponsors as a prerequisite to the superintendent's approval of courses for credit.
E. In adopting rules pursuant to subsection D, paragraph 1 of this section, the superintendent shall give consideration to courses of instruction, seminars and other appropriate appraisal educational courses or programs previously or hereafter developed by or under the auspices of professional appraisal organizations and used by those associations for purposes of designation or indicating compliance with the continuing education requirements of such organizations. A person who offers these courses may not discriminate in the opportunity to participate in these courses on the basis of membership or nonmembership in an appraisal organization.
F. An amendment or repeal of a rule adopted by the superintendent pursuant to this section may not deprive a state registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser of credit toward renewal of a license or certificate for any course of instruction that the applicant either completed or enrolled in before the amendment or repeal of the rule that would have qualified for continuing education credit as the rule existed before the repeal or amendment.
G. A license or certificate as a state registered trainee appraiser or a state-licensed or state-certified appraiser that has been suspended as a result of disciplinary action by the superintendent shall not be reinstated unless the applicant presents evidence of completion of the continuing education required by this chapter.
H. A license or certificate that has been revoked by the superintendent shall not be reinstated unless the applicant successfully completes the appropriate requirements of the appraisal qualifications board, including education and passage of the current national examination.