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    Subdivision 1. Generally. An applicant for a license must pass an examination conducted by
the commissioner. The examinations must be of sufficient scope to establish the competency of
the applicant to act as a real estate appraiser.
    Subd. 2. Reexaminations. An examination must be required before renewal of a license
that has been suspended, or before the issuance of a license to a person whose license has been
ineffective for a period of two years. No reexamination is required of an individual who has failed
to renew an existing license because of absence from the state while on active duty with the
armed services of the United States of America.
    Subd. 3. Examination frequency. The commissioner shall hold examinations at times and
places the commissioner determines.
    Subd. 4. Period for application. An applicant who obtains an acceptable score on an
examination must file an application and obtain the license within two years of the date of
successful completion of the examination or a second examination must be taken to qualify
for the license.
    Subd. 5. Renewal; examination. Except as provided in subdivision 2, no examination is
required for the renewal of a license. However, a licensee who has been licensed in the state of
Minnesota and who fails to renew the license for a period of two years must be required by the
commissioner to again take an examination.
    Subd. 6. Examination eligibility; revocation. No applicant may take an examination if a
license as a real estate appraiser has been revoked in this or another state within two years of
the date of the application.
    Subd. 7. Reciprocity. This section may be waived by the commissioner for individuals
of other jurisdictions if: (1) a written reciprocal licensing agreement is in effect between the
commissioner and the licensing officials of that jurisdiction, (2) the individual is licensed in that
jurisdiction, and (3) the licensing requirements of that jurisdiction are substantially similar to the
provisions of this chapter.
    Subd. 8. Fees. The commissioner may assess an examination fee sufficient to recover the
actual direct costs of holding the examination.
History: 1989 c 341 art 1 s 10; 2005 c 100 s 10