2007 ORS 308.010¹
Registered appraiser requirements
  • continuing education
  • rules

(1) A registered appraiser is an individual who has successfully qualified and is employed pursuant to county civil service or state merit system requirements, or who is currently certified by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services as having successfully passed an examination for Property Appraiser I or analogous merit system classification prepared by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services and conducted and graded by the Oregon Department of Administrative Services or the appropriate county civil service body. The examination shall be approved by a standing five-member committee of the Oregon State Association of County Assessors selected by the association for that purpose. In no event shall the qualifications for Property Appraiser I be less than those applicable to state appraisal personnel of similar classification. The Department of Revenue may revoke a registration of an appraiser for fraud or deceit in appraising or in the securing of a certificate or for incompetence.

(2) Any person who is a registered appraiser shall upon application be given a written certificate thereof by the particular civil service body that designated the necessary requirements or conducted the particular examination for the applicant.

(3) The Oregon Department of Administrative Services shall set education and experience requirements and formulate appropriate tests for the positions of Property Appraiser II and Property Appraiser III, which positions shall have the basic requirement of being a Property Appraiser I.

(4)(a) Each person who is registered as an appraiser under this section, under rules adopted by the Department of Revenue, shall participate in a continuing education program that increases technical competency. The education programs shall include any of the following:

(A) Basic mass appraisal and advanced mass appraisal.

(B) Residential, rural, special assessment, commercial or light-industrial appraisal.

(C) Property tax exemptions.

(D) Personal property appraisal.

(E) Ratio analysis.

(F) Computer applications.

(b) The Department of Revenue shall determine the hourly value to be assigned to each education program and shall by rule fix the number of hours that each person must have completed prior to the date indicated under paragraph (c) of this subsection.

(c) Each person registered as an appraiser under this section shall submit evidence satisfactory to the Department of Revenue that the person has completed continuing education requirements in accordance with rules adopted by the Department of Revenue under this subsection. The evidence must be submitted on or before December 31 of the year in which the continuing education requirements were completed.

(d) If the person does not submit the evidence required under paragraph (c) of this subsection, the Department of Revenue shall revoke the registration.

(e) The Department of Revenue may adopt conditions under which continuing education requirements may be waived. However, continuing education requirements may not be waived by the Department of Revenue for more than three consecutive years except for military service, retirement, disability or absence from the state or for other instances of individual hardship as determined by the Department of Revenue. [1955 c.575 §3; 1961 c.604 §1; 1971 c.695 §7; 1973 c.236 §1; 1981 c.126 §5; 1989 c.796 §25; 1991 c.5 §21; 2003 c.46 §13; 2005 c.94 §43]

Law Review Cita­tions

51 OLR 44 (1971)

Chapter 308

Notes of Decisions

Programs administered by Depart­ment of Revenue that allow preferential assess­ment for farm and forestland are not "programs affecting land use" and are not subject to require­ment of statewide goal and local comprehensive plan compliance under ORS 197.180 (State agency planning responsibilities). Springer v. LCDC, 111 Or App 262, 826 P2d 54 (1992), Sup Ct review denied

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Applica­tion of Article XI, sec­tion 11b of Oregon Constitu­tion to this chapter, (1990) Vol 46, p 388

Law Review Cita­tions

5 EL 516 (1975)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 308—Assessment of Property for Taxation, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308.­html (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 308, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­308ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.