I've been a licensed trainee for over 7 months and was training for several months prior to getting my license. I've been doing appraisals on my own without my supervisor with me for several months now. She carefully reviews my work and we both sign it. I always mark the box which states she wasn't present at the inspection. None of the clients has ever raised a question about it but recently another appraiser told her that she absolutely has to be present at every inspection. This concerned both of us and I wrote an email to our state licensing board, who said they'd get back to me and of course they haven't. I've searched our state regulations and can't find an answer and I was sure that it was discussed at one of the AI classes I took. If she has to be present it will have fairly drastic consequences for me since I live in a rural isolated community and she'd have to fly here for every appraisal. She did this for the first several months but now it would dramatically effect turn around time, not to mention costs.