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Trainee Licenses

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ypj

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Inquiry: What are the requirements for trainees? I was informed that in order for the trainee to obtain 2000 hours, they need to have a trainees license from the onset and their name has to be placed on each appraisal, by which the 2000 hours are incorporated. This was brought to my attention for the state of Maryland. Contemplating on working with a trainee. Any comments? :roll: 8O
 

Em Tee

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In California you don't have to have a trainee's license in order to start getting credit, but your name has to be mentioned in the report as having provided substantial help in preparing the report. 400 hours can be earned this way. You do have to have a total of 2,000 hours before you can sit for your licensing exam, so the other 1,600 hours have to be earned after you have your trainee's license. California's appraisal licensing laws can be viewed at orea.ca.gov
 

mbrunson

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Chaeck with your state Dept. of Business and Industry (or whatever state agency regulates the real estate industry in Maryland). The statutes and administrative codes differ from state to state, at least until a national standard is adopted by all states.

Whatever you do make sure you understand your local requirements.

Mike
 

Mike Garrett RAA

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It is different in different states...here in Colorado you can begin to accumulate hours AFTER becoming a registered appraiser (trainee). You do not have to actually do appraisals....any work done in assisting the appraiser is counted. I have known appraisers who became licensed and never completed a single appraisal assignment.

Some confusion exists as it pertains to naming assistants in the appraisal report. This is for the protection of the appraiser...not the trainee. Our state law says..."if any one provides substantial assistance in preparing the appraisal, the report must indicate the name of that person and the extent of the participation". That was a paraphrase. Since I use a registered appraiser as an administrative assistant...her name appears on the USPAP compliance form.
 
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Mike G in CO:

I like the part about having a license and never doing an appraisal. Glad to see that NY is not the only state that needs to get a grip.

Regards,
Joe B
 
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