A distance education course is acceptable to meet class hour requirements if all of the following occur:
The course provides a reciprocal environment where the student has verbal or written interaction with the instructor.
Except as provided under sub. (2m)
, the content for the distance education course has been approved by any of the following:
An accredited college, community college, or university that offers distance education programs.
A non-academic credit college course provided by a college shall be approved by the AQB or a state appraiser regulatory jurisdiction.
One of the following approves the course delivery:
An AQB-approved organization providing approval of course design and delivery.
An accredited college or university that offers distance education programs and awards academic credit for the distance education course.
An accredited college or university with a distance education delivery program that approves the course design and delivery that incorporate interactivity.
The course includes a written, closed-book final examination, proctored by an official approved by the college or university, or by the sponsoring organization. The examination may take place at a library, testing center, college, university, or junior college.
SPS 85.820 History
History: CR 14-016
: cr. Register September 2014 No. 705
, eff. 1-1-15; CR 18-104: am. (1), (2) (intro.), (a), (c), r. (2) (d), (e), renum. (2) (f) to (2m) and am., am. (3) (a) to (c) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
Credit for the class hour requirement under ss. SPS 85.320
, and 85.520
may be obtained only from the following providers:
Real estate appraisal or real estate related organizations.
Providers approved by the state certification or licensing agencies.
Credit toward qualifying education requirements may be obtained by completion of a degree in real estate from an accredited, degree-granting college or university approved by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, or a regional or national accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. department of education, provided that the college or university has had its curriculum reviewed and approved by the AQB.
Except as provided under sub. (1m)
, every certified and licensed appraiser shall complete at least 28 class hours of continuing education in each biennial renewal period, including successful completion of the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course or its AQB-approved equivalent.
If an appraiser is initially licensed or certified within a biennial renewal period, the appraiser shall complete 14 class hours of continuing education for each remaining year or partial year of licensure or certification in that renewal period, including successful completion of the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course or its AQB-approved equivalent.
Continuing education class hours may be applied only to satisfy the continuing education requirements for the biennial renewal period in which the hours were acquired and may not be carried over to the next biennial renewal period. Credit for completing any given continuing education course shall be claimed only once during a biennial renewal period.
To obtain credit for continuing education class hours, a licensed or certified appraiser shall sign a statement on the renewal application certifying completion, within the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the date on which the application is submitted, of continuing education approved by the department.
SPS 85.900 Note
Note: Renewal applications are provided by the department prior to each renewal date.
The number of hours of attendance at and completion of continuing education courses required under sub. (1)
shall be reduced by one hour for each hour the applicant attends a continuing education course meeting all of the following requirements:
The course is completed during the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the date the application for renewal is submitted.
The course is attended by the applicant in order to continue to qualify for employment as an assessor.
The department determines the course is substantially equivalent to a continuing education course that is relevant to the category of license or certification to which the application pertains.
Up to 14 class hours may be claimed for teaching continuing education courses that are approved under s. SPS 85.910
. Credit for instructing any given continuing education course or seminar shall be claimed only once during a biennial renewal period.
To audit for compliance, the department may require any certified or licensed appraiser to submit evidence of completion, during the preceding biennial renewal period, of continuing education that meets the requirements of this section. Every certified and licensed appraiser shall retain records of continuing education credits for at least 5 years.
SPS 85.900 History
Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429
, eff. 10-1-91; emerg. am. (1), (3) to (5), eff. 10-1-91; am. (1), (3) to (5), Register, May, 1992, No. 437
, eff. 6-1-92; renum. (5) to be (6), cr. (5), Register, April, 1994, No. 460
, eff. 5-1-94; am. (4), Register, June, 1996, No. 486
, eff. 7-1-96; am. (1), (2) and (5), r. (3), Register, January, 1998, No. 505
, eff. 2-1-98; cr. (3), am. (1) and (6), Register, January, 1999, No. 517
, eff. 2-1-99; CR 01-100
: am. (4) and (5), Register February 2002 No. 554
, eff. 3-1-02; correction in (4) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register February 2002 No. 554
; CR 02-067
: am. (1), cr. (1m) Register November 2002 No. 563
, eff. 12-1-02; CR 04-007
: am. (1) Register August 2004 No. 584
, eff. 9-1-04; CR 06-033
: am. (1), (1m), (2), (3) and (5) Register November 2006 No. 611
, eff. 12-1-06; CR 10-135
: am. (6) Register August 2011 No. 668
, eff. 9-1-11; CR 14-016
: SPS 85.900 renum. from SPS 85.01, am. (2), cr. (7) Register September 2014 No. 705
, eff. 1-1-15; CR 18-104: am. (1) to (3), renum. (4) to (4) (intro.) and am., cr. (4) (a) to (c), am. (5), (6), r. (7) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
Approval of continuing education courses. SPS 85.910(1)(a)
Except as provided under sub. (10)
, to obtain approval of a continuing education course the course provider shall submit an application on forms provided by the department at least 45 days prior to the first date the course is offered. The application shall include all of the following:
An outline of the content of the course, including time segments for each subject.
The department shall notify the course provider whether the course has been approved or denied within 20 business days from the date the application is received.
SPS 85.910 Note
Applications for course approval are available from the department's website at http://dsps.wi.gov
A continuing education course shall relate to one or more real property related appraisal topics, including any of the following:
Courses related to the practice of real estate appraisal or appraisal consulting.
Developing opinions of real property value in appraisals that also include personal property of business value.
The course shall be available to all certified and licensed appraisers regardless of membership in any organization.
The course shall be at least 2 hours in length.
The course provider shall monitor attendance by requiring each participant to sign an attendance sheet at the beginning and end of each course and shall furnish each participant with written evidence of having completed the course.
Course providers may repeat a previously approved course without reapplication, provided that the subject matter and instructor have not changed.
Credit may be granted for a distance education course that satisfies all requirements for a continuing education course established by the AQB that are in effect at the time the course is offered.
A distance education course intended for use as continuing education shall include at least one of the following:
A written examination proctored by an official approved by the college or university, or by the sponsoring organization. Oral examinations are not acceptable.
Successful completion of prescribed course material required to demonstrate knowledge of the subject matter.
SPS 85.910 Note
Information concerning the course approval process established by the AQB is available at www.appraisalfoundation.org
Course instructors shall be approved by the department. An instructor whose appraiser certificate has been limited, suspended, or revoked may not instruct in approved courses while the disciplinary action is in effect. An approved instructor shall possess at least one of the following qualifications:
Be an instructor of appraisal courses who teaches or has taught appraisal courses at an accredited college or university.
Be a licensed or certified appraiser who practices in the aspects of appraising being taught such as, appraisal, appraisal review, appraisal consulting or mass appraisal, and who has engaged in the practice for at least 5 years.
Be an instructor of assessor education courses who is approved by the department of revenue to teach continuing assessor education programs that are relevant to appraisal practice.
Be an instructor who teaches appraisal courses approved by the AQB.
If applying to teach the 7-Hour National USPAP Update Course or its equivalent, be a certified residential or general appraiser, and be certified by the AQB as an instructor to teach that course.
Be an instructor who teaches an appraiser or assessor course approved by another state of the United States that is relevant to appraisal practice.
Be an instructor who, in the judgment of the department, is qualified to teach course work that is relevant to appraisal practice.
The course provider shall retain records of attendance of qualifying education programs for a period of 5 years. The records shall include all of the following:
The names and addresses of individuals who completed the course.