SPS 85.700 Note Note: Application forms may be obtained from the department's website at http://dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 85.700 History History: CR 14-016: (1), (2), (3) renum. from SPS 83.01 (3), (3m), (4); as renumbered, am. (1) (intro.), r. (1) (e), am. (2), consol. (3) (intro.), (b) into (3) (intro.) and am., r. (3) (c), cr. (title), (3) (a) to (f) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 1-1-15; CR 18-104: am. (1) (intro.), (a), renum. (1) (b) to (1) (b) (intro.) and am., cr. (1) (b) 1. to 4., am. (1) (c) to (f), (2), (3) (intro.) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
SPS 85.710 SPS 85.710 Verification of appraisal experience. For purposes of verifying appraisal experience claimed under this chapter, the department may require an applicant to submit any of the following:
SPS 85.710(1) (1)Business records, including tax records, which clearly demonstrate the practice of residential or commercial appraising claimed by the applicant.
SPS 85.710(2) (2)Employment records provided by an employer which verify the applicant's experience as an appraiser or assessor. Employment records shall verify the number of hours employed, the type of experience, and a description of the applicant's duties.
SPS 85.710(3) (3)Employment records provided by an official of a lending institution, insurance company, or similarly regulated agency, which verifies the applicant's experience as a review appraiser.
SPS 85.710(4) (4)Copies of any appraisal listed in the documentation of experience required under s. SPS 85.700 (3). The department may contact any person listed on the application to obtain additional information about the experience of the applicant.
SPS 85.710(5) (5)Records of the department of revenue or a local governmental body that document the applicant's experience as an assessor, including all of the following:
SPS 85.710(5)(a) (a) A job description which identifies the job components relevant to practice as an assessor and the number of hours spent performing each component.
SPS 85.710(5)(b) (b) Documents that demonstrate the applicant's performance of the following components of the mass appraisal process in accordance with Standards 5 and 6 of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice:
SPS 85.710(5)(b)1. 1. Highest and best use study.
SPS 85.710(5)(b)2. 2. Model specification.
SPS 85.710(5)(b)3. 3. Model calibration.
SPS 85.710(6) (6)Any additional information the department deems necessary to evaluate the applicant's experience.
SPS 85.710 History History: Cr. Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; am. (2), (3), renum. (6) to be (7), cr. (6), Register, June, 1996, No. 486, eff. 7-1-96; CR 01-100: r. (2), renum. (3) to (7) to be (2) to (6) and am. (2) and (5) (b) (intro.), Register February 2002 No. 554, eff. 3-1-02; CR 06-033: am. (2) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06; CR 10-135: cr. (7) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671; CR 14-016: SPS 85.710 renum. from SPS 83.02, am. (4), r. (7) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 1-1-15; correction in (4) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2014 No. 705; CR 18-104: am. (5) (intro.), (b) (intro.) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
subch. VIII of ch. SPS 85 Subchapter VIII — Education
SPS 85.800 SPS 85.800 Course approval.
SPS 85.800(1)(1)Except as provided in sub. (9), all educational courses designed to meet the requirements in s. 458.06 (2) (d), (3) (b) or (4) (b), Stats., s. 458.08 (3) (c), Stats., and this chapter, shall be submitted to the department for approval.
SPS 85.800 Note Note: Information relating to course approval is available from the department's website at http://dsps.wi.gov.
SPS 85.800(2) (2)Credit toward the course requirement may be granted only if the length of the educational course is at least 15 hours of instruction and the individual successfully completes an examination pertinent to that course.
SPS 85.800(3) (3)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 completed.
SPS 85.800 Note Note: The AQB may be contacted at info@appraisalfoundation.org, (202) 347-7722, or www.appraisalfoundation.org.
SPS 85.800(4) (4)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:
SPS 85.800(4)(a) (a) Be an instructor of appraisal courses who teaches or has taught appraisal courses at an accredited college or university.
SPS 85.800(4)(b) (b) Be a licensed or certified appraiser who has engaged in appraisal practice relevant to the subject matter being taught for at least 5 years.
SPS 85.800(4)(c) (c) Be an instructor of assessor education courses who is approved by the department of revenue to teach assessor education programs that are relevant to appraisal practice.
SPS 85.800(4)(d) (d) Be an instructor who teaches appraisal courses approved by the AQB.
SPS 85.800(4)(e) (e) If applying to teach the 15-Hour National USPAP Course, or its equivalent, be a certified residential or general appraiser, and be certified by the AQB as an instructor to teach that course. Course equivalency shall be determined through the AQB course approval program or by an alternate method established by the AQB.
SPS 85.800(4)(f) (f) Be an instructor who teaches an appraiser or assessor course approved by another state of the United States that is relevant to appraisal practice.
SPS 85.800(4)(g) (g) Be an instructor who, in the judgment of the department, is qualified to teach course work that is relevant to appraisal practice.
SPS 85.800(5) (5)Credit may be granted for teaching an approved appraisal course.
SPS 85.800(6) (6)The course provider shall retain records of attendance of qualifying education programs for a period of 5 years that shall include all of the following:
SPS 85.800(6)(a) (a) The name of the course.
SPS 85.800(6)(b) (b) The date the course was offered.
SPS 85.800(6)(c) (c) The names and addresses of individuals who completed the course.
SPS 85.800(6)(d) (d) The number of hours of instruction in each required subject area.
SPS 85.800(6)(e) (e) The examination results for each individual.
SPS 85.800(7) (7)The course provider shall monitor attendance by requiring each participant to sign an attendance sheet at the beginning and end of each program and shall furnish each participant with written evidence of having completed the course.
SPS 85.800(8) (8)The licensed and certified residential appraiser programs of study are expected to provide all appraisers with a foundation of knowledge. The courses that satisfy the requirements for appraiser licensure and residential appraiser certification may be acceptable towards satisfying the course work requirement for general appraiser certification.
SPS 85.800(9) (9)An appraisal course approved by the AQB shall be approved by the department without receipt of an application for course approval from the course provider.
SPS 85.800(10) (10) An appraisal course approved by another state or territory of the United States, which complies with the real property appraiser qualification criteria established by the AQB, shall be approved by the department without receipt of an application for course approval from the other state or territory.
SPS 85.800(11) (11)Credit awarded for the class hour requirement when a licensed appraiser seeks a certified appraiser certification, or a certified residential appraiser seeks a certified general appraiser certification, may also be awarded for the continuing education requirement of the license or certification held.
SPS 85.800 Note Note: A list of courses approved by the AQB is available from The Appraisal Foundation's website at https://www.appraisalfoundation.org.
SPS 85.800 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; emerg. am. (1) and (6), eff. 10-1-91; am. (1) and (6), Register, May, 1992, No. 437, eff. 6-1-92; am. (1), renum. (6) to be (9), cr. (6) to (8), Register, April, 1994, No. 460, eff. 5-1-94; am. (6) (intro.), Register, June, 1996, No. 486, eff. 7-1-96; am. (6) (intro.), (a), (b), (c), (7) (a) and (9), Register, January, 1998, No. 505, eff. 2-1-98; am. (1) and (6) (intro.), cr. (7) (c) and (d) and (10), Register, January, 1999, No. 517, eff. 2-1-99; CR 01-100: am. (1), r. and recr. (6), cr. (7) (e), (7g), (9), (10), and (13), r. (8), renum. (9) and (10) to be (11) and (12), Register February 2002 No. 554, eff. 3-1-02; CR 02-067: cr. (6) (c), renum. (7g) to be (8), am. (11) Register November 2002 No. 563, eff. 12-1-02; CR 06-033: am. (1), (7) (b), (c), (9) (d), (e) and (12), r. (2), (5), (6) (a) to (c) and (13), renum. (6) (intro.) to be (6) and am., r. and recr. (7) (e) Register November 2006 No. 611, eff. 12-1-06; CR 10-135: am. (1), cr. (7) (f), (g), (13), (14) Register August 2011 No. 668, eff. 9-1-11; CR 14-016: SPS 85.800 renum. from section SPS 84.01; as renumbered, renum. (2) to (3), r. (4), renum. (6) to (14) to (3) to (11) and am. (4) (e) Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 1-1-15; (title) renum. from 84.01 (title) and correction in numbering (10), (11) under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., and correction in (1) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2014 No. 705; CR 18-104: am. (3), (4) (intro.), (b), (d), (e), (9), (10) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
SPS 85.820 SPS 85.820 Distance Education. A distance education course is acceptable to meet class hour requirements if all of the following occur:
SPS 85.820(1) (1)The course provides a reciprocal environment where the student has verbal or written interaction with the instructor.
SPS 85.820(2) (2)Except as provided under sub. (2m), the content for the distance education course has been approved by any of the following:
SPS 85.820(2)(a) (a) The AQB.
SPS 85.820(2)(b) (b) A state appraiser regulatory jurisdiction.
SPS 85.820(2)(c) (c) An accredited college, community college, or university that offers distance education programs.
SPS 85.820(2m) (2m)A non-academic credit college course provided by a college shall be approved by the AQB or a state appraiser regulatory jurisdiction.
SPS 85.820(3) (3)One of the following approves the course delivery:
SPS 85.820(3)(a) (a) An AQB-approved organization providing approval of course design and delivery.
SPS 85.820(3)(b) (b) An accredited college or university that offers distance education programs and awards academic credit for the distance education course.
SPS 85.820(3)(c) (c) An accredited college or university with a distance education delivery program that approves the course design and delivery that incorporate interactivity.
SPS 85.820(4) (4)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.
SPS 85.830 SPS 85.830 Approved providers. Credit for the class hour requirement under ss. SPS 85.320, 85.420, and 85.520 may be obtained only from the following providers:
SPS 85.830(1) (1)Colleges or universities.
SPS 85.830(2) (2)Community or junior colleges.
SPS 85.830(3) (3)Real estate appraisal or real estate related organizations.
SPS 85.830(4) (4)State or federal agencies or commissions.
SPS 85.830(5) (5)Proprietary schools.
SPS 85.830(6) (6)Providers approved by the state certification or licensing agencies.
SPS 85.830(7) (7)The Appraisal Foundation or its boards.
SPS 85.830 History History: CR 14-016: cr. Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 1-1-15; CR 18-104: am. (7) Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
SPS 85.840 SPS 85.840 College degree acceptance.
SPS 85.840(1)(1)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.
SPS 85.840(2) (2) Education may not be substituted for experience, except for approved practicum courses under s. SPS 85.700 (1) (e).
SPS 85.840 History History: CR 14-016: cr. Register September 2014 No. 705, eff. 1-1-15; correction in (2) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2014 No. 705; CR 18-104: am. Register December 2019 No. 768, eff. 1-1-20.
subch. IX of ch. SPS 85 Subchapter IX — Continuing Education
SPS 85.900 SPS 85.900 Continuing education.
SPS 85.900(1)(1)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.
SPS 85.900(1m) (1m) 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.
SPS 85.900(2) (2)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.
SPS 85.900(3) (3)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.
SPS 85.900(4) (4)The number of hours of attendance at and completion of continuing education courses required under sub. (1) or (1m) shall be reduced by one hour for each hour the applicant attends a continuing education course meeting all of the following requirements:
SPS 85.900(4)(a) (a) The course is completed during the biennial renewal period immediately preceding the date the application for renewal is submitted.
SPS 85.900(4)(b) (b) The course is attended by the applicant in order to continue to qualify for employment as an assessor.
SPS 85.900(4)(c) (c) 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.
SPS 85.900(5) (5)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.
SPS 85.900(6) (6) 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 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.
SPS 85.910 SPS 85.910 Approval of continuing education courses.
SPS 85.910(1)(a) (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:
SPS 85.910(1)(a)1. 1. The name, date, and location of the course.
SPS 85.910(1)(a)2. 2. A general description of the subject matter.
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