A refund of all but $10 of the applicant's examination fee and initial credential fee submitted to the department shall be granted if any of the following occurs:
An applicant is found to be unqualified for an examination administered by the authority.
An applicant is found to be unqualified for a credential for which no examination is required.
An applicant withdraws an application by written notice to the authority at least 10 days in advance of any scheduled examination.
An applicant who fails to take an examination administered by the authority either provides written notice at least 10 days in advance of the examination date that the applicant is unable to take the examination, or if written notice was not provided, submits a written explanation satisfactory to the authority that the applicant's failure to take the examination resulted from extreme personal hardship.
An applicant eligible for a refund may forfeit the refund and choose instead to take an examination administered by the authority within 18 months of the originally scheduled examination at no added fee.
An applicant who misses an examination as a result of being called to active military duty shall receive a full refund. The applicant requesting the refund shall supply a copy of the call up orders or a letter from the commanding officer attesting to the call up.
Applicants who pay fees to service providers other than the department are subject to the refund policy established by the service provider.
SPS 4.06 History
Cr. Register, October, 1978, No. 274
, eff. 11-1-78; am. (2) (intro.), Register, May, 1986, No. 365
, eff. 6-1-86; am. (1) and (2) (intro.), renum. (2) (c) and (3) to be (3) and (4), cr. (5), Register, September, 1987, No. 381
, eff. 10-1-87; r. and recr. (1) and (4), Register, April, 1992, No. 436
, eff. 5-1-92; r. (2), renum. (3) to (5) to be (2) to (4), Register, July, 1993, No. 451
, eff. 8-1-93; renum. from RL 4.03 and am., Register, July, 1996, No. 487
, eff. 8-1-96.
SPS 4.07 Investigation.
The department shall investigate whether an applicant for any of the following credentials has been charged with or convicted of a crime:
Appraiser, real estate, certified general.
Appraiser, real estate, certified residential.
SPS 4.08 Photographs and fingerprints.
The department may require an applicant for any of the credentials set forth in s. SPS 4.07
and not listed in sub. (2)
to be photographed and fingerprinted as a part of the credentialing process, if there exits reason to believe that the applicant has failed to accurately describe his or her conviction record. The department may refer photographs and fingerprints so obtained to the department of justice for internal analysis or submission to the federal bureau of investigation for the purpose of verifying the identity of the applicant fingerprinted and obtaining records of his or her criminal arrests and convictions.
SPS 4.08 Note
Sub. (2) was repealed by CR14-019
SPS 4.08 History
History: CR 04-097
: cr. Register May 2005 No. 593
, eff. 6-1-05; correction made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7.
, Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671
; CR 11-027
: renum 4.08 to be 4.08 (1) and am., cr. (2) Register January 2012 No. 673
, eff. 2-1-12; CR 14-019
: renum. (1) to SPS 4.08, r. (2) Register August 2014 No. 704
, eff. 9-1-14; correction in numbering made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1.
, Stats., Register August 2014 No. 704