(a) There is hereby established an annual renewal certification and provisional license to be issued by the Department of Consumer Protection.

Terms Used In Connecticut General Statutes 20-517

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.

(b) The commission shall authorize the Department of Consumer Protection to issue a renewal certification or provisional license, as the case may be, to any applicant who possesses the qualifications specified and otherwise has complied with the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, and any regulation adopted in conformity with said sections.

(c) Persons certified or provisionally licensed in accordance with the provisions of sections 20-500 to 20-528, inclusive, shall fulfill a continuing education requirement. Applicants for an annual renewal certification or provisional license shall, in addition to the other requirements imposed by the provisions of said sections, biennially within any even-numbered year submit proof of compliance with the continuing education requirements of this subsection, if any, to the commission, accompanied by a sixteen-dollar processing fee.

(d) The continuing education requirements for certified or provisionally licensed appraisers shall be satisfied by successful completion of the required number of hours of classroom study, during the two-year period preceding such renewal of certification or provisional license as provided by the commission or standards of the Appraiser Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation, as the case may be.

(e) If the commission refuses to grant a renewal certification or provisional license, the certificate holder or provisional licensee, upon written notice received as provided for in this chapter, may avail himself or herself of any of the remedies provided by sections 20-511 and 20-520.

(f) The Commissioner of Consumer Protection, in consultation with the commission, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, concerning the approval of schools, institutions or organizations offering courses in current real estate or real estate appraisal practices and licensing laws and the content of such courses. Such regulations may include, but not be limited to: (1) Specifications for meeting equivalent continuing educational experience or study; (2) exceptions from continuing education requirements for reasons of health or instances of individual hardship.