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

  • Associate real estate appraiser: means a person who may not yet fully meet the requirements for certification but who is providing significant input into the appraisal development under the direction of a certified appraiser. See Iowa Code 543D.2
  • certified real estate appraiser: means a person who develops and communicates real estate appraisals and who holds a current, valid certificate for appraisals of types of real estate which may include residential, commercial, or rural real estate, as may be established under this chapter. See Iowa Code 543D.2
  • 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.