Oregon Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board

Rule Rule 161-520-0010
Registration Requirements


An appraisal management company applying for registration as an appraisal management company in Oregon shall submit to the Board all of the following:

(1)

A completed application form listing the information required by ORS 674.205 (Registration requirement) as follows:

(a)

The name, address, website address, phone and fax numbers of the appraisal management company. The name on the application form must match the name registered with the Oregon Secretary of State;

(b)

The name, address, email and phone contact information of an individual that will be the initial point of contact for all communications with the Board;

(c)

The name, address, email and phone contact information of controlling person(s) of the appraisal management company;

(d)

The name, address, email and phone contact information of any subject individual that owns 10 percent or more of the appraisal management company;

(e)

For all subject individuals, the license, certificate or registration numbers issued by any state to do business as an appraiser.

(f)

For appraisal management companies, the license, certificate or registration numbers issued by any state to do business as an appraisal management company;

(g)

If the appraisal management company is not domiciled in Oregon, the name and phone contact information for the entity’s agent for service of process in this state;

(2)

For subject individuals, a disclosure and documentation of any administrative action taken by any state to refuse, deny, cancel or revoke a license, certificate or registration to act as an appraiser;

(3)

For the appraisal management company, a disclosure and documentation of any administrative action taken by any state to refuse, deny, cancel or revoke a license, certificate or registration to act as an appraisal management company;

(4)

A signed certification on a form prescribed by the Board:

(a)

That the appraisal management company complies with the minimum requirements in OAR 161-520-0020 (Appraiser Competency) regarding appraiser competency;

(b)

That the appraisal management company maintains for at least five years:

(A)

A record of each appraisal management services request the company receives and the appraiser who performs the real estate appraisal activity contained in the request;

(B)

A copy of each written complaint received by the appraisal management company, along with proof of documentation showing the complaint was forwarded to the appraisal management company’s client for the appraisal assignment.

(c)

That the appraisal management company provides training to employees who select appraisers for an appraisal panel, select appraisers to perform real estate appraisal activity, or perform quality control examinations, and that the training complies with the requirements set forth in OAR 161-540-0010 (Training);

(d)

That the appraisal management company requires each appraiser to provide the appraiser’s certificate or license number issued by the Board and competency information required by OAR 161-520-0020 (Appraiser Competency);

(e)

That the appraisal management company has written policies and procedures demonstrating compliance with ORS 674.220 (Prohibited activities);

(f)

That the appraisal management company has a system in place to require that appraisals are conducted independently and without inappropriate influence or coercion as required by the appraisal independence standards established under section 129E of the Truth in Lending Act, including any implementing regulations; and

(g)

That the appraisal management company requires appraisers completing appraisals at the company’s request to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice.

(h)

That any employee of the appraisal management company that performs the act or process of developing and communicating a reviewer’s own opinion of value as part of the appraisal review for a property located in this state, is an Oregon licensed/certified real estate appraiser.

(5)

Applicable fees as established in OAR 161, division 510;

(6)

A completed surety bond required by ORS 674.210 (Surety bond) in a form and format approved by the Board;

(7)

A copy of the appraisal management company’s business registration filed with the Oregon Secretary of State established in OAR 161-510-0005.

(8)

A completed background check authorization form for all subject individuals.

(9)

Sealed envelopes containing fingerprint cards for all subject individuals, containing information specified in OAR 161-530-0020 (Background Check Authorizations and Fingerprint Card).
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