1. The term “certified real estate appraiser” shall only be used to refer to individuals who hold the certificate and shall not be used in connection with or as part of the name or signature of a firm, partnership, corporation, or group, or in a manner that it may be interpreted as referring to a firm, partnership, corporation, group, other business entity, or anyone other than an individual holder of the certificate.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 543D.15

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • Signature: includes an electronic signature as defined in section 554D. See Iowa Code 4.1
 2. The term “associate real estate appraiser” shall only be used to refer to individuals who do not yet fully meet the requirements for certification but who provide significant input into the appraisal development under the direction of a certified appraiser.
 3. A certificate shall not be issued under this chapter to a firm, corporation, partnership, group, or other business entity.