Notice of Intended Action

Renewal, expiration and reinstatement of certificates and registrations, retired status, and inactive status, adopt ch 8; rescind ch 9

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REAL ESTATE APPRAISER EXAMINING BOARD[193F]

Notice of Intended Action

Proposing rulemaking related to renewal, expiration and reinstatement

of certificates and registrations, retired status, and inactive status

and providing an opportunity for public comment

The Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board hereby proposes to adopt a new Chapter 8, "Renewal, Expiration and Reinstatement of Certificates and Registrations, Retired Status, and Inactive Status," and to rescind Chapter 9, "Renewal, Expiration and Reinstatement of Certificates and Registrations, Retired Status, and Inactive Status," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rulemaking

This rulemaking is proposed under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 543D.5.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rulemaking implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 543D and Executive Order 10.

Purpose and Summary

Proposed Chapter 8 establishes the provisions for those seeking to renew, reinstate and/or change the status of their appraiser license in Iowa. The benefit is to allow individuals to renew or reinstate licensure in the state of Iowa as required by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) of the Appraisal Foundation (TAF).

Fiscal Impact

This rulemaking has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rulemaking, no impact on jobs has been found.

Waivers

Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rulemaking would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 481—Chapter 6.

Public Comment

Any interested person may submit written or oral comments concerning this proposed rulemaking. Written or oral comments in response to this rulemaking must be received by the Board no later than 4:30 p.m.on February 14, 2024. Comments should be directed to:

Kimberly Gleason, Board Administrator

Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, and Licensing

6200 Park Avenue, Suite 100

Des Moines, Iowa 50321

Phone: 515.725.8145

Fax: 515.725.9032

Email: kimberly.gleason@dia.iowa.gov

Public Hearing

Public hearings at which persons may present their views orally or in writing will be held as follows:

February 13, 2024

10:40 to 11 a.m.

6200 Park Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Video call link: meet.google.com/zuu-vunu-dcc

February 14, 2024

10:40 to 11 a.m.

6200 Park Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa

Video call link: meet.google.com/zuu-vunu-dcc

Persons who wish to make oral comments at a public hearing may be asked to state their names for the record and to confine their remarks to the subject of this proposed rulemaking.

Any persons who intend to attend a public hearing and have special requirements, such as those related to hearing or mobility impairments, should contact the Board and advise of specific needs.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rulemaking by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rulemaking at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

The following rulemaking action is proposed:

Item 1. Adopt the following new 193F—Chapter 8:

CHAPTER 8

RENEWAL, EXPIRATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF

CERTIFICATES AND REGISTRATIONS, RETIRED STATUS, AND INACTIVE STATUS

193F—8.1(272C,543D) Biennial renewal.

8.1(1) Licenses have to be renewed on a biennial basis or they lapse.

8.1(2) Persons licensed before June 30, 2024, will maintain their biennial renewal timelines. For licensees initially licensed after June 30, 2024, all licenses will expire biennially on June 30.

Example: Certified general licensee obtains licensure on May 25, 2025. License will expire on June 30, 2026, with the first year being a partial year.

8.1(3) An application to renew a certificate or registration has to be submitted through the board's online system.

8.1(4) All continuing education claimed on a biennial renewal needs to have been acquired during the renewal period. In addition, all continuing education claimed on a biennial renewal has to have been taken and completed prior to submission of the renewal application.

193F—8.2(272C,543D) Notices.

8.2(1) The board may send renewal notices to licensed appraisers. However, it is the licensee's responsibility to renew timely.

8.2(2) Certified and associate appraisers have to ensure that their contact information on file with the board office is current and that the board is notified within 30 days of any changes.

193F—8.3(272C,543D) Renewal procedures.

8.3(1) Date of filing. Certified and associate appraisers have to file a complete renewal application with the board by the June 30 deadline in the biennial renewal year. An application will be deemed filed on the date of board receipt, the date of electronic submission or, if payment is mailed, the date postmarked but not the date metered.

8.3(2) Continuing education. An applicant for renewal has to report the applicant's compliance with the continuing education obligations provided in 193F—Chapter 10.

8.3(3) Background disclosures. An applicant for renewal has to disclose such background and character information as the board requests, which may include disciplinary action taken by any jurisdiction regarding a professional license of any type, the denial of an application for a professional license of any type by any jurisdiction, and the conviction of any crime.

8.3(4) Insufficient applications. The board will reject applications that are insufficient.

8.3(5) Resubmission of rejected applications. The board will promptly notify an applicant of the basis for rejecting an insufficient renewal application. Applicants may correct deficiencies and resubmit an application. Resubmitted applications are deemed received on the date of electronic submission.

8.3(6) Administrative processing not determinative. The administrative processing of an application to renew a certificate or registration will not prevent the board from subsequently challenging the application based on new information, such as after-acquired information of continuing education violations.

8.3(7) Denial of timely and sufficient application to renew. If grounds exist to deny an application to renew, the board will send notification to the applicant stating the grounds for denial.

193F—8.4(272C,543D) Failure to renew.

8.4(1) The certificate or registration of a certified or associate appraiser lapses unless the appraiser submitted a timely and sufficient renewal application by the expiration date.

8.4(2) Certified and associate appraisers are not authorized to practice or to hold themselves out to the public as certified or registered appraisers during the period of time that the certificate or registration is lapsed. Any violation of this subrule will be grounds for discipline.

8.4(3) Reinstatement. The board may reinstate a lapsed certificate or registration upon the applicant's submission of an application to reinstate and completion of all of the following:

a. Paying a penalty as provided by board rule; and

b. Paying the current renewal fee as provided by board rule; and

c. Paying the Appraisal Subcommittee National Registry fee as provided by board rule; and

d. Completing a state and national criminal history check as required by law; and

e. Providing evidence of completed continuing education outlined in rule 193F—10.2(272C,543D), as modified for associate appraisers in subrule 8.4(6), if the licensee wishes to reinstate to active status; and

f. Providing a written statement outlining the professional activities of the applicant in the state of Iowa during the period in which the applicant's license had lapsed. The statement will describe all appraisal services performed, with or without the use of the titles described in Iowa Code section 543D.15, for all appraisal assignments that federal or state law, rule, or policy mandate to be performed by a certified real estate appraiser.

8.4(4) Reinstating associate appraisers are to follow special continuing education obligations. The board seeks to ensure that associate appraisers make progress toward full completion of all qualifying education needed for eventual certification, as provided in the rules. As a result, an associate appraiser applying to reinstate a registration that has been lapsed for 12 months or longer will complete the most recent seven-hour USPAP course, and only qualifying education toward the continuing education needed for reinstatement, until all qualifying education has been completed. If the applicant has already completed all qualifying education or has to have continuing education hours beyond those needed to fully complete all qualifying education, the applicant may use any approved continuing education course in addition to the mandatory seven-hour USPAP course.

193F—8.5(272C,543D) Inactive status.

8.5(1) General purpose. A licensee who is not engaged in Iowa in any practice licensed by the board may allow a license to lapse or register as inactive. The board will continue to maintain a database of persons registered as inactive as well as those whose license has lapsed. A person registered in inactive status is not allowed to perform services in this state regulated by the board. Continuing education is not required for licensees in inactive status.

8.5(2) Eligibility. A person holding an active license may apply on forms through the board's online system to register as inactive if the person is not engaged in appraisal practice in the state of Iowa for which a certificate or associate registration is needed. Inactive status is not available to an individual who has had a board-issued license revoked or suspended. A person seeking inactive status may be actively engaged in the practice of real estate appraising in another jurisdiction.

8.5(3) Affirmation. The application form will contain a statement in which the applicant affirms that the applicant will not engage in any conduct that would require an Iowa license without first complying with all rules governing reactivation to active status. A person in inactive status may reactivate to active status at any time pursuant to subrule 8.5(6).

8.5(4) Renewal. A person registered as inactive will need to renew biennially. Licensees in inactive status may continue to renew in inactive status. Active licensees may register in inactive status if, for instance, they have not completed all continuing education obligations needed for active status renewal. Any licensee in inactive status must satisfy all outstanding continuing education obligations before reinstating to active status. Continuing education obligations do not accrue during the period of inactive registration.

8.5(5) Grounds for discipline. Licensees are not authorized to practice or to hold themselves out to the public as board-licensed appraisers during the period of time that the licensee is in retired or inactive status. Any violation of this subrule will be grounds for discipline.

8.5(6) Reactivation. A person registered as inactive will apply to reactivate to active status prior to engaging in any practice in Iowa that necessitates active licensure by the board. An application to reactivate to active status will be through the board's online system. Prior to reactivation to active status, the applicant has to complete all education that would have been needed had the applicant been on active status, including the required courses set by the AQB criteria. All such continuing education has to be verified whether or not the applicant has been in active practice in another jurisdiction. Such an applicant will be given credit for the most recent renewal fees previously paid if the applicant applies to reactivate in the same biennium at other than the applicant's regular renewal date. An associate licensee changing from active to inactive status during a biennial renewal period will not, however, be entitled to a refund of any of the fees previously paid to attain active status.

193F—8.6(272C,543D) Retired status. A certified licensee may place the licensee's license in retired status. For purposes of this rule, the term "retired" means the person has retired from working as a certified appraiser and has requested to be placed in retired status through the board's online system. A licensee in retired status may request that the license be placed back into active status so long as the licensee is still within the biennial period of the last active status. The board will not provide a refund of biennial registration and certification fees when an application for retired status is granted in a biennium in which the applicant has previously paid the biennial fees for either active or inactive status. Licensees in retired status are exempt from the renewal obligation. While in retired status, appraisers cannot hold themselves out to the public as being certified appraisers during the period of time that the license is in retired status.

193F—8.7(272C,543D) Property of the board. Every license issued by the board will, while it remains in the possession of the holder, be preserved by the holder but will, nevertheless, always remain the property of the board.

These rules are intended to implement Iowa Code section 543D.5.

Item 2. Rescind 193F—Chapter 9.

Real Estate Appraiser Examining Board


This Organization is a part of the Professional Licensing and Regulation Bureau

Closed For Comments

This notice is now closed for comments. Collection of comments closed on 2/14/2024.

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Rule 193F-10.2 Rule 193F-8.1 Rule 193F-8.2 Rule 193F-8.3 Rule 193F-8.4 Rule 193F-8.4(6) Rule 193F-8.5 Rule 193F-8.5(6) Rule 193F-8.6 Rule 193F-8.7

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Iowa Code 543D.15 Iowa Code 543D.5
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