An original certification as a certified real estate appraiser shall not be issued to a person who has not demonstrated through an examination that the person possesses the following knowledge and understanding:
 1. Appropriate knowledge of technical terms commonly used in or related to real estate appraising, appraisal report writing, and economic concepts applicable to real estate.

Terms Used In Iowa Code 543D.8

  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • 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
  • following: when used by way of reference to a chapter or other part of a statute mean the next preceding or next following chapter or other part. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • person: means individual, corporation, limited liability company, government or governmental subdivision or agency, business trust, estate, trust, partnership or association, or any other legal entity. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • property: includes personal and real property. See Iowa Code 4.1
  • real estate appraisal: means an analysis, opinion, or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value, or utility of specified interests in, or aspects of, identified real estate. See Iowa Code 543D.2
 2. Understanding of the principles of land economics, real estate appraisal processes, and problems likely to be encountered in gathering, interpreting, and processing data in carrying out appraisal assignments.
 3. Knowledge of theories of depreciation, cost estimating, methods of capitalization, and the mathematics of real estate appraisal that are appropriate for each classification of certificate applied for.
 4. Knowledge of other appropriate principles and procedures for the classifications applied for.
 5. Basic understanding of Iowa real estate, property tax, and eminent domain laws.
 6. Understanding of the types of misconduct for which disciplinary proceedings may be initiated against a certified real estate appraiser.