Alaska Statutes.
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 87. Real Estate Appraisers
Section 110. General, Residential, and Institutional Real Estate Appraiser Certificates.
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AS 08.87.110. General, Residential, and Institutional Real Estate Appraiser Certificates.

(a) The board shall issue a general real estate appraiser certificate to a person who presents evidence satisfactory to the board that the person

(1) has successfully completed classroom instruction in subjects related to real estate appraisal, as required by the board in regulation, from an appraisal organization or academic institution approved by the board;

(2) has successfully completed classroom instruction related to standards of professional practice as a real estate appraiser, as required by the board in regulation;

(3) successfully completes an examination prescribed by the board;

(4) has not been convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude; and

(5) has paid the required fees.

(b) The board shall issue a residential real estate appraiser certificate to a person who presents evidence satisfactory to the board that the person

(1) meets the requirements of (a)(2) - (5) of this section; and

(2) has successfully completed classroom instruction in subjects related to residential real estate appraisal, as required by the board in regulation, from an appraisal organization or academic institution approved by the board.

(c) Notwithstanding (a) and (b) of this section, the board shall, without requiring the examination specified in (a)(3) of this section, issue a general real estate appraiser or residential real estate appraiser certificate to a person who can, by evidence satisfactory to the board, show that the person

(1) has been certified in another state that has certification requirements substantially equivalent to the requirements established by this chapter and by regulations issued by the board under this chapter, and that provides for certification of nonresidents under conditions similar to those set out in this subsection and without discriminatory costs;

(2) is not the subject of an unresolved complaint or disciplinary action before an authority regulating real estate appraisers or a professional real estate appraisers' association;

(3) has not failed the examination for certification as a real estate appraiser in this state;

(4) has not had certification as a real estate appraiser revoked or suspended in this state or in another jurisdiction;

(5) has submitted proof of continued competency satisfactory to the board;

(6) successfully completes an examination that may be prescribed by the board relating to appraisal matters unique to Alaska; and

(7) has paid the required fees.

(d) A certificate may be issued to a natural person only. A certified real estate appraiser may sign an appraisal report on behalf of a corporation, partnership, firm, or group practice.

(e) The board shall issue an institutional real estate appraiser certificate to a person who presents evidence satisfactory to the board that the person meets the educational and testing requirements of 12 U.S.C. 3331 - 3351 (Title XI, Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989) as implemented by the board and that the person is a full-time employee of a financial institution with offices in the state. A person receiving certification under this subsection may perform an appraisal only

(1) for and as an employee of a financial institution with offices in the state;

(2) for the financial institution's own portfolio; and

(3) of

(A) commercial property with a transaction value of less than $250,000; or

(B) residential property of four or fewer units having a transaction value of less than $1,000,000.

(f) A certificate issued under (e) of this section terminates when the person certified leaves the full-time employment of the financial institution with offices in the state for whom the person was employed when the certificate was issued.

(g) A person certified under (e) of this section as an institutional real estate appraiser may not perform real estate appraisal services for the general public or for a fee other than the salary the person receives as a full-time employee of a financial institution with offices in the state.

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