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California Gets Rid Of Trainee Test

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Slappy

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I saw that too. Are they addressing the "shortage" of appraisers by easing trainee reqs?
 

Randolph Kinney

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Flooding the market with potential trainees won't increase licensed appraisers since most lenders require certified appraisers to do the inspection.
 
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This is the start of the easing process. They will slowly start rolling back the degree requirements, then hours until banks are happy. The "golden rule" in effect.
 

Randolph Kinney

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Still, a trainee needs a certified appraiser. What incentive is their for a certified appraiser (limited to 3 trainees) to hire an employee who can't bring in additional business on their own?
 

George Hatch

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In CA, applicants had to pass all the other qualifications - including the background - in order to take the test. Among those otherwise qualified applicants the pass rate for that test has never been anywhere near 100%.

So ditching that requirement could potentially cause problems later on when a trainee who does manage to accumulate their hours ends up getting shafted at the end of the process due to being unable to pass the test.

I guess it's good for some of the sweatshop operators but it could actually turn out to work against the trainees who can actually pass the test.
 
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"Retake pass rates averaged just over 40 percent
except for 2013 where the pass rate was only 25 percent."
 

A K

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Those stats are just pathetic. The trainee and cert res exams are not all that difficult.
 

A K

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Nevermind. At first glance it looked like the cert gen test takers were able to pass their more difficult exam at a higher rate. But it looks like the pass rate over the four years is 65% for both cert res and cert gen.
 
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