- Sep 28, 2003
- Professional Status
- Certified Residential Appraiser
- New York
California Requires Publication of Appraiser CE Information
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Sept. 30 signed into law Assembly Bill 1381, which requires the state’s Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers to provide online information regarding continuing education courses taken by appraisers.
The bill was sponsored by Assembly Member Shirley Weber, who stated, “By listing an appraiser's continuing education courses, the public will have a better understanding of who appraises their property. In addition, businesses would be better able to evaluate candidates and select appraisers with certain specializations.”
A previous version of the bill would have required appraisers to obtain qualifying and continuing education in the valuation of sustainable real estate assets, including solar and wind power generation installations and energy-efficiency measures. Appraisal Institute chapters in California, operating collectively as the AI California Government Relations Committee, successfully lobbied for changes to the bill, arguing that it would be inappropriate to impose this type of continuing education requirement on all appraisers because some specialize in the types of appraisals (right of way, for example) where valuing sustainable real estate is not part of their practice.
Read more on California’s new law, AB 1381.