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WVC 30 - 38 A- 4 §30-38A-4. Registration requirements.

     (a) A person or firm performing or offering to perform appraisal management services or acting as an appraisal management company within this state shall be registered with the board by July 1, 2014.

     (b) A firm applying for a registration may not be owned, directly or indirectly, by any employee or consultant who is:

     (1) A person who has had a license or certificate to act as an appraiser refused, denied, canceled or revoked in this state or any other jurisdiction, unless the license or certificate was subsequently granted or reinstated; or

     (2) A firm that employs a person who has had a license or certificate to act as an appraiser refused, denied, canceled, revoked or surrendered in this state or any other jurisdiction, unless the license or certificate was subsequently granted or reinstated.

     (c) The board may issue a registration to perform appraisal management services or act as an appraisal management company to a person or firm that:

     (1) Makes written application to the board as set out in section six of this article;

     (2) Submits certifications as set out in section seven of this article;

     (3) Submits national and state criminal background checks as set out in section eight of this article;

     (4) Posts a surety bond as set out in section nine of this article;

     (5) Pays the applicable fees as set out in section ten of this article;

     (6) Has a designated controlling person as set out in section eleven of this article; and

     (7) Meets any other requirement set by the board.

     (d) The registrations issued under the provisions of this article shall be renewed annually on July 1.

     (e) Registrations not renewed in a timely manner are delinquent. To reinstate a delinquent registration, the registrant must pay a monthly penalty, as set by the board.

     (f) A registration that has been delinquent for more than three months shall be considered expired and a new application for registration is required.

     (g) The board shall issue a registration number to each appraisal management company registered in this state.

     (h) The board shall keep a list of appraisal management company registered in this state and publish the list on its website.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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