(a) A person who is certified or provisionally licensed in another state as a real estate appraiser may become a certified or provisionally licensed real estate appraiser in this state by conforming to all of the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive. The commission shall recognize a current, valid certification or provisional license, as the case may be, issued to a currently practicing, competent real estate appraiser by another state as satisfactorily qualifying such appraiser for a certification or provisional license, as the case may be, as a real estate appraiser under said sections, provided the certification and provisional licensing requirements of the state in which such appraiser is licensed are substantially similar to or higher than those of this state, including establishment of competency by written examination in the case of certified appraisers, and such appraiser has no disciplinary proceeding or unresolved complaint pending against such appraiser. If the applicant is licensed in a state that does not have such requirements, such applicant shall be certified or provisionally licensed by a state in accordance with Section 1116 of Title XI of FIRREA.
Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-515
- Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
- another: may extend and be applied to communities, companies, corporations, public or private, limited liability companies, societies and associations. See Connecticut General Statutes 1-1
- Complaint: A written statement by the plaintiff stating the wrongs allegedly committed by the defendant.
- Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
- Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
- Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
(b) Every applicant who is certified or provisionally licensed in another state as a real estate appraiser shall file an irrevocable consent that suits and actions may be commenced against such applicant in the proper court in any judicial district of the state in which a cause of action may arise or in which the plaintiff may reside, by the service of any process or pleading, authorized by the laws of this state, on the chairperson of the commission, such consent stipulating and agreeing that such service of such process or pleading shall be taken and held in all courts to be as valid and binding as if service had been made upon such applicant in this state. If any process or pleadings mentioned in this chapter are served upon the chairperson of the commission, it shall be by duplicate copies, one of which shall be filed in the office of the commission, and the other immediately forwarded by registered or certified mail, to the applicant against whom such process or pleadings are directed, at the last-known address of such applicant as shown by the records of the commission. No default in any such proceedings or action shall be taken unless it appears by affidavit of the chairperson of the commission that a copy of the process or pleading was mailed to the defendant as required in this subsection, and no judgment by default shall be taken in any such action or proceeding within twenty days after the date of mailing of such process or pleading to the out-of-state defendant.
(c) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, with the advice and assistance of the commission, pursuant to Section 1122(a) of Title XI of FIRREA, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with chapter 54, as the commissioner deems necessary to effectuate certification and provisional licensing of persons who are certified or provisionally licensed in other states as appraisers. Such certification and provisional licensing shall be recognized on a temporary basis in this state. The fee for a temporary certification or provisional license shall be one hundred dollars. The temporary certification or provisional license shall be effective for one hundred eighty days from issuance and may be extended for one additional period not to exceed one hundred eighty days for no additional fee.