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    Subdivision 1. License renewals. A licensed real estate appraiser shall present evidence
satisfactory to the commissioner of having met the continuing education requirements of this
chapter before the commissioner renews a license.
The basic continuing education requirement for renewal of a license is the completion by
the applicant either as a student or as an instructor, during the immediately preceding term of
licensing, of at least 30 classroom hours of instruction in courses or seminars that have received
the approval of the commissioner. Classroom hour credit must not be accepted for courses
of less than two hours. As part of the continuing education requirements of this section, the
commissioner shall require that all real estate appraisers successfully complete the seven-hour
national USPAP update course every two years. If the applicant's immediately preceding term of
licensing consisted of 12 or more months, but fewer than 24 months, the applicant must provide
evidence of completion of 15 hours of instruction during the license period. The credit hours
required under this section may be credited to a person for distance education courses that meet
Appraiser Qualifications Board criteria.
    Subd. 2. Rules. (a) The commissioner may adopt rules to assure that persons renewing their
licenses as licensed real estate appraisers have current knowledge of real property appraisal
theories, practices, and techniques that will provide a high degree of service and protection to
those members of the public with whom they deal in a professional relationship under authority
of their license.
(b) To the extent the commissioner considers it appropriate, courses or parts of courses may
be considered to satisfy both continuing education requirements under this section and continuing
real estate education requirements.
(c) As a prerequisite for course approval, sponsors shall submit proposed monitoring
methods, and systems for recording attendance sufficient to ensure that participants receive
course credit only for portions actually attended.
    Subd. 3. Reinstatements. A license as a real estate appraiser that has been revoked as a result
of disciplinary action by the commissioner may not be reinstated unless the applicant presents
evidence of completion of the continuing education required by this chapter. This requirement
may not be imposed upon an applicant for reinstatement who has been required to successfully
complete the examination for real estate appraiser as a condition to reinstatement of a license.
    Subd. 4. Renewal of accreditation. The commissioner is authorized to establish a procedure
for renewal of course accreditation.
History: 1989 c 341 art 1 s 19; 1991 c 97 s 12; 1992 c 363 art 1 s 5; 1993 c 309 s 27; 1994 c
632 art 4 s 42; 1996 c 439 art 3 s 11; 1997 c 222 s 41; 2002 c 387 s 10; 2005 c 100 s 17