(1) The Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board shall:
(a) Have the power to do all things necessary and convenient to carry into effect the provisions of this chapter and the federal Act and to regulate the activities of state licensed appraisers, state certified appraisers and state registered appraiser assistants to ensure that real estate appraisals conform to the law in effect on the date of the real estate appraisal activity.
(b) Certify or license appraisers and register appraiser assistants as necessary to carry out the federal Act and the purposes set forth in ORS 674.020.
(c) Supervise the activities of state certified appraisers, state licensed appraisers and state registered appraiser assistants as provided in this chapter, to ensure that they perform real estate appraisal activity in strict conformance with the provisions of this chapter and of the federal Act, and that they otherwise comply with the provisions of this chapter in the conduct of their professional activities.
(d) Establish, keep current and, no less than annually, transmit to the Appraisal Subcommittee a roster listing state certified appraisers and state licensed appraisers.
(e) Collect and remit annual registry fees as required by ORS 674.330.
(2) Rules adopted by the Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board to govern real estate appraiser certification and licensure shall conform with the requirements of the federal Act. The board shall adopt rules including but not limited to:
(a) Establishing programs for the certification, licensure or registration of individuals who engage in real estate appraisal activity.
(b) Establishing educational requirements for certification or licensure of appraisers and for the registration of appraiser assistants that ensure protection of the public interest and comply with the requirements of the federal Act. Education requirements for state licensed appraisers and state certified appraisers must meet the minimum criteria established by the Appraiser Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation.
(c) Establishing a professional code of responsibility for state certified appraisers and state licensed appraisers that is in conformance with the federal Act.
(d) Providing for registration of out-of-state appraisers as provided for under ORS 674.120.
(3) An individual may not be a state licensed appraiser or a state certified appraiser unless the individual has achieved a passing grade upon a suitable examination equivalent to the Uniform Certification Examination issued or endorsed by the Appraisal Qualification Board of the Appraisal Foundation.
(4) The Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board, acting through the administrator, may issue subpoenas to compel the attendance of witnesses and the production of papers, books, records, correspondence, agreements, memoranda and other material or relevant documents in investigations or proceedings pertaining to the powers and duties of the board.
(5) In the case of a person who refuses to respond to a subpoena issued by the Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board, the judge of the circuit court, on the application of the board administrator, shall order compliance with the board subpoena in the same manner as a proceeding for contempt for failure to respond to a subpoena of the court. [1991 c.5 §6; 1993 c.744 §220; 1997 c.417 §3; 2001 c.521 §12; 2005 c.254 §6]Section: Previous 674.120 674.130 674.140 674.150 674.160 674.170 674.305 674.310 674.320 674.330 674.340 674.343 674.346 674.349 674.352 Next
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