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32-2125.02. Nonresident licensees; service of process; employment
A. An application for and acceptance of a license as a nonresident salesperson or broker shall be deemed to constitute irrevocable appointment of the commissioner as the agent or attorney in fact of the licensee for the acceptance of service of process issued in this state in any action or proceeding against the licensee arising out of the licensing, out of transactions under the license or in any action which may result in payment from the real estate recovery fund.
B. Duplicate copies of any process shall be served on the commissioner. The plaintiff at the time of service shall pay the commissioner fifteen dollars, taxable as costs in the action. On receiving this service the commissioner shall promptly forward a copy of the service by certified mail to the licensee at the licensee's last address of record with the commissioner. Process served on the commissioner pursuant to this subsection constitutes service of process on the licensee as though the licensee were personally served with the process in this state.
C. A nonresident licensee shall accept employment or compensation as a nonresident licensee only under section 32-2155 and only from a broker who is actively licensed in this state.
D. A nonresident broker shall maintain in this state the records required by section 32-2151.01 and shall notify the commissioner of the address where the records are kept.
E. Broker or salesperson license applicants who do not reside in this state are required to complete a minimum of a twenty-seven hour course that is specific to this state's real estate statutes, rules, practices and procedures and that is prescribed and approved by the commissioner and are required to pass the real estate school examination before taking this state's examination. The subject matter and course outline shall cover areas specific to this state's real estate practice and law. The requirements of this subsection also apply, to the extent applicable, to broker or salesperson applicants who wish to use college credit in fulfillment of the required ninety prelicensure hours.
F. The commissioner may adopt rules necessary for the regulation of nonresident licensees.