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Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board: Agency History

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Written 2001

In 1991 the Legislative Assembly created the Appraisers Certification and Licensure Board and placed it under the Secretary of State. The board was established to regulate all real estate appraisal activity in Oregon. The legislature moved it to the Department of Consumer and Business Services in 1993. In August 2001, the Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board became a semi-independent state agency as a result of Senate Bill 304.



The Appraiser Certification and Licensure Board was created by FIB 2527 of 1991 as part of the Secretary of States Office. It moved into DCBS in 1993 and became semi-independent in 2001.



Regulate all real estate appraisal activity in Oregon.



ORS 674.305. Title XI of the Federal Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act of 1989.


Major programs:

License, certify, supervise, and discipline public and private appraisers.


Develop and establish appraisal education and experience standards.


Investigate complaints, supervise and discipline appraisers.

Revenue sources:

Licensing, certification and examination fees.



$448,918. Total positions: 4.



The seven member Board establishes policies and rules.


Certification and Licensure:

Regulates all real estate appraisal activity.

Certifies and licenses appraisers and registers appraiser assistants.

Collects and remits annual federal registry fees to the Federal Appraisal Subcommittee.

Reviews, approves, and monitors appraisal courses and course providers for qualifying and continuing education.


Investigations and Regulation:

Investigates complaints and enforces professional standards.

Supervises and disciplines appraisers.

Provides information to appraisers and the public.

Performs field audits of appraisers' records and activities.

Conducts contested case hearings.

Assists U.S. Attorney and District Attorneys with investigations.


Major record systems: Appraiser Certification and Licensing, Board Minutes.