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- The California Appraiser, BREA's newsletter for Fall of 2016, is now available.
- Trainees Take Note: Message from the Bureau Chief
- Pursuant to amendments made to the California Code of Regulations Section 3568, effective October 1, 2016, the National Uniform Appraiser License examination or its equivalent is no longer needed to become a licensed Trainee (AT). If you have already taken and passed the exam to obtain an AT license, your exam results are valid for one year from the date the exam was passed to qualify for the Residential (AL) license. If your AL application is received by our office after that one year time frame, you will need to re-exam to obtain the AL license.
- BREA Sunset Review Background Document.
- BREA has revised its Customer Satisfaction Survey, so please take a moment to send us your feedback.
- BREA's New Strategic Plan is now available.
- BREA now offers online Temporary Practice Permits (TPP) for those who have had a TPP issued since July of 2012, and have a current Consent to Service of Process form on file with our Office.
- Broker Price Opinions, Value Reconciliation, and other Alternative and Preliminary Valuation Products
- Appraisal Updates and/or Completion Reports on Fannie Mae Form 1004D/Freddie Mac Form 442
Timely License Renewal
The Bureau of Real Estate Appraisers sends license renewal notifications to all licensees six months prior to expiration, requesting submittal of renewal applications ninety days prior to license expiration. Should a licensee delay submittal of the renewal application, they may be deleted from BREA's website as an "Active" appraiser, and shown on the Appraisal Subcommittee's National Registry as "Inactive" until such time as the renewal license is issued. Although we make every effort to process renewal applications prior to expiration of the previous license, it is imperative that we receive renewal applications in a timely manner. In order to maintain an "active" listing of your appraisal license, please do not wait until the last week or month to submit a renewal request.
Customary and Reasonable Fees
BREA has no legal authority to enforce provisions of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010 related to Customary and Reasonable Compensation for Fee Appraisers. The Dodd-Frank Act established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and many of the pieces of the Dodd-Frank Act relating to the CFPB went into effect on July 21, 2011. For more information, please go to: http://www.consumerfinance.gov/.
Until such time as the CFPB's enforcement authority is fully implemented, violations of Customary and Reasonable Compensation provisions should be reported to:
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Division of Consumer and Community Affairs
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BREA 2015 Licensing Handbook
- Appraisers: If anyone has pressured you to "hit a value" in an appraisal assignment, please go to the California Real Estate & Financial Services License Status Check to determine the appropriate jurisdictional authority to report violations of California Civil Code Section 1090.5
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