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New trainee with older supervisor - Advice?

CoffeyBean

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Texas
After searching for almost a year, I have finally found a Certified General Appraiser to sponsor me while I get my hours! My supervisor is 75 years old and still very old school, and I have heard from fellow trainees that the experience log is easy to mess up. So my question here is - does anyone have advice for me when it comes to documentation/experience logs? I want to make sure I am on top of things since my supervisor obviously got his license well before the current documentation requirements. Any advice for this newbie would be appreciated. :)
 

NP_MAI

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Certified General Appraiser
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Florida
Make an excel spreadsheet and log every job as you complete them. Then have your supervisor initial it, or sign-off on it weekly, biweekly, or monthly. This is what I do with my trainee.
 

CoffeyBean

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Texas
Make an excel spreadsheet and log every job as you complete them. Then have your supervisor initial it, or sign-off on it weekly, biweekly, or monthly. This is what I do with my trainee.
Do you also provide a copy of the entire report when you send the work log in? Or just the parts you specifically did/helped with?
 

BRCJR

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Licensed Appraiser
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Virginia
After searching for almost a year, I have finally found a Certified General Appraiser to sponsor me while I get my hours! My supervisor is 75 years old and still very old school, and I have heard from fellow trainees that the experience log is easy to mess up. So my question here is - does anyone have advice for me when it comes to documentation/experience logs? I want to make sure I am on top of things since my supervisor obviously got his license well before the current documentation requirements. Any advice for this newbie would be appreciated. :)
Contact the licensing agency of your state and follow their lead, period.
 

NP_MAI

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Certified General Appraiser
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Florida
In Florida (Texas may be different), you submit your experience log and the state will pick 3 or 4 reports to review as work samples. They are checking to make sure that you did in fact do what you claimed in your experience log.

Florida has taken it a step further and requires that each trainee list the number of hours that they worked on each report within the certification. So if your log hours dont match the certification, you're busted. Hopefully you dont have that issue in TX.
 

CoffeyBean

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Texas
In Florida (Texas may be different), you submit your experience log and the state will pick 3 or 4 reports to review as work samples. They are checking to make sure that you did in fact do what you claimed in your experience log.

Florida has taken it a step further and requires that each trainee list the number of hours that they worked on each report within the certification. So if your log hours dont match the certification, you're busted. Hopefully you dont have that issue in TX.
Okay that makes sense, thanks for explaining!
 

Red Flint

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Michigan
Make sure each future appraisal has your name somewhere in the report, preferably in the certification(s), and what your contribution was.
 

NP_MAI

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Certified General Appraiser
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Florida
Make sure each future appraisal has your name somewhere in the report, preferably in the certification(s), and what your contribution was.
It has to be in the certification if he performs any appraisal services.
 

SweatinginAZ

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Sep 4, 2019
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Certified Residential Appraiser
State
Arizona
Check with your local licensing board, they probably have a sample log you can copy. Also, check back fairly often as things can change before you are ready to submit your package.
 
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