If you read the time or hours required in the state of florida, you can get your licence in 2000 hours and the way it is worded you can get it in 9 months. I have spoken to the state about this and they said untill the regulations are changed that this will be honored. The Cert licence specifically say's the time and hours, the licence say's it but say's it incorrectly. This was told to us by our instructor. The loophole is big and many Registered's are passing through it.
I am not trying to say that you will be ready, only that you can do it.
Texas also only requires 2000 hours. The rules don't specify a time period. So basically once you get the 2000 hours, how ever long that takes you can apply for the license. So it seems to be the same as Florida.
Additionally, in Texas you can get a provisional license with no experience. You just have to take the classes and pass the State Licensed level test.
It does however, take 2 years and 2500 hours to get certified.
Mike, we need to get our licences fast, remember " When the work get's slow the trainee goes." It a self fulfilling nightmare. We need not rely on our trainers for our future livelyhood, so we need to get licenced as fast as possible. if we do and do the appraisals wrong, we will pay the price.
Wait......Forida?? isn't that the state where I need a little metal rod to poke through a piece of (not) perforated paper to be able to vote for president?? That would explain the poor wording.......
You know, it's funny, a bunch of the certified appraisers up here in CT were certified before license law started in the form it is in today. Grandfathered in, and not going anywhere. I'm just glad I got my cert. before they made the regs stronger. Right now, one of the things I've been seeing is requiring an A.A. at the very least to be "qualified" for a provisional license here in CT. Can you say....NO MORE NEW APPRAISERS!!!!!! Just fine with me ;-)
Rule One- Always attack the spelling.
Rule Two- attack the working.
When you have really nothing to say see rules 1 and 2.
Can you say "a better breed of appraisers" that must at least have an AS degree. How about us that have more, can we be appraisers.
I don't think it has been the newbees that have forced the creation of new rules and regulations. It has been the older appraisers that have taken advantage of the lack of rules in the past. I find it hard to believe that most of the older appraisers are not sitting in jail because of their abuse of the old system. I am not saying that the people here are doing anything wrong, and I hope most are honest, But the facts show that the new breed of appraisers will be better than the old, just because of the rules and penalties for not following them.
But then again it's only this Masters Degree's Opinion.
I don't think that a blanket statement that getting your license fast is a bad idea, is accurate for everyone. Each newbie out there varies in the degree of contact they have had with appraising. Allen also makes a good point, I feel,
regarding the new breed of appraisers who are required to have more than those of you who learned from the school of hard knocks. There seems to be some of you seasoned folks who express nothing but negative comments that give no regard to the education, training and exposure some of us have already had to appraising. Personally, I grew up in a family of real estate influence (investment and construction), bought my first house at 20, took real estate sales classes at 21, have done real estate investing for the last 28 years, have a keen sense of property value, have entrepreneurial skills. I know the value of homes, property and land by osmosis, book learning and experience. That is making my appraiser classes easy. I teach small business topics at our local community college and have done graduate studies and my Bachelors degree. To tell me that my entire life's worth of exposure is the equivalent of any other newbie out there, is discrediting and inaccurate. On the other hand, if I had no exposure, learning or previous skills, my ability to catch on from the next person's would also vary. It's not like there are 100 valuation methods to memorize. There are just at least 100 scenarios for valuation. My point is everyone is an individual and bring with them a separate and unique group of qualifications. :yellowblack: