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Property Taxes Law Guide – Revision 2013
 

Revenue and Taxation Code

Property Taxation

Part 2. Assessment

Chapter 3. Assessment Generally

Article 8. Appraiser Qualifications*

Section 671

671. Appraiser training. (a) In order to retain a valid appraiser's certificate every holder shall complete at least 24 hours of training conducted or approved by the State Board of Equalization in each one-year period.

Any excess in training time over the 24-hour minimum accumulated in any one year shall be carried over as credit for future training requirements with a limit of three years in which the carryover time may be credited.

Failure to receive such training shall constitute grounds for revocation of an appraiser's certificate; provided, however, that proceedings to revoke shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act contained in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

Training shall include, but not be limited to, new developments in the case and statutory law and administrative rules.

(b) An advanced appraiser's certificate shall be issued by the board after an applicant has held an appraiser's certificate for at least three years and:

(1) Has successfully completed a course of study; or

(2) Has passed an advanced level examination; or

(3) Holds a valid professional designation from a recognized professional organization.

The board, with the advice and assistance of five assessors selected by the State Association of County Assessors of California, shall prescribe the course of study, prepare the advanced level examination, and approve the professional designation.

In order to retain a valid advanced appraiser's certificate, every holder shall complete at least 12 hours of training in each one-year period.

Any excess in training time for the advanced appraiser's certificate over the 12-hour minimum accumulated in any one year shall be carried over as a credit for future training requirements with a limit of two years in which the carryover time may be credited.

Failure to receive such training shall constitute grounds for revocation of an advanced appraiser's certificate; provided, however, that proceedings to revoke shall be conducted in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act contained in Chapter 5 (commencing with Section 11500) of Part 1 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code.

Training to retain the advanced appraiser's certificate shall include, but not be limited to, new developments in the case and statutory law and administrative rules.

History—Stats. 1968, p. 317, in effect May 10, 1968, added "commencing July 1, 1968" to the first paragraph and added the second and fourth paragraphs. Stats. 1974, Ch. 1100, p. 2337, in effect January 1, 1975, added the subdivision letters; substituted "complete" for "be exposed to", and deleted ", commencing, July 1, 1968" after "period" in the first sentence of the first paragraph of subdivision (a); deleted the balance of the first sentence of the second paragraph of subdivision (a) after "credited" relating to training time accumulated prior to June 30, 1968; and added subdivision (b) (1), (2), (3), and the second, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth paragraphs of subdivision (b).

* Article 8 was added by Stats. 1966 p. 667 (First Extra Session), in effect October 6, 1966, operative July 1, 1967.