DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE  
REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS - GENERAL RULES  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by sections 205, 308, 2605, and 2617 of the occupational code, 1980 PA 299,  
MCL 339.205, 339.308, 339.2605, and 339.2617, and by Executive Reorganization Order  
Nos. 1991-9, 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 338.3501, 445.2001, 445.2011,  
445.2025, and 445.2030)  
PART 1. GENERAL PROVISIONS  
R 339.23101 Definitions.  
Rule 101. (1) As used in these rules:  
(a) “Board” means the board of real estate appraisers created under section 2603 of  
the code, MCL 339.2603.  
(b) “Code” means the occupational code, 1980 PA 299, MCL 339.101 to 339.2677.  
(c) "Transaction value" means either of the following:  
(i) For loans or other extensions of credit, or for sales, leases, purchases, and  
investments, or in exchanges of real property, the market value of the real property  
interest involved.  
(ii) For the pooling of loans or interests in real property for resale or purchase, the  
amount of the loan or market value of the real property calculated with respect to each  
loan or interest in real property.  
(2) Terms defined in articles 1 to 6 and 26 of the code, MCL 339.101 to 339.606 and  
339.2601 to 339.2637, have the same meanings when used in these rules.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2003 AACS; 2004 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2010  
AACS; 2013 AACS; 2014 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23102 Rescinded.  
History: 2007 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2014 AACS; 2015 AACS; 2016 AACS.  
R 339.23103 Rescinded.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 339.23104 Exemption from standard.  
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Rule 104. The following are exempt from the requirements of the Uniform  
Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), Standard 3 and Standard 4:  
(a) A board member who is performing an investigation or testifying at an  
adjudicatory hearing on behalf of the department.  
(b) A board member who is serving in the capacity of a reviewer while reviewing  
the work experience of an applicant for licensure.  
(c) An investigator employed by or retained by the department who is performing an  
investigation or testifying at an adjudicatory hearing.  
History: 2018 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
PART 2. LICENSING  
R 339.23201 Rescinded.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS.  
R 339.23203 Appraisal experience for licensure; satisfactory evidence.  
Rule 203. (1) For a licensure applicant's experience hours to be accepted, the  
experience must comply with both of the following requirements, as applicable:  
(a) Appraisal experience must be demonstrated by copies of reports and file  
memoranda. The applicant shall submit a detailed log to the department that includes all  
of the following information:  
(i) Date of each appraisal assignment.  
(ii) Property address.  
(iii) Property type.  
(iv) Description of work performed by the applicant.  
(v) Scope of the review and supervision of the applicant’s supervisory certified  
appraiser consistent with the Appraiser Qualification Board (AQB) criteria, as defined in  
section 2601(b)(i) and (ii) of the code, MCL 339.2601, and R 339.23203a.  
(vi) A clear indication of the time devoted to each appraisal.  
(b) The information in the log must be documented by work samples, and must  
include the signature and state certification number of the supervisory certified appraiser.  
(2) An applicant for a license shall demonstrate experience gained in each of the  
following areas of the appraisal process:  
(a) Defining the appraisal problem.  
(b) Gathering and analyzing data.  
(c) Applying all appropriate valuation approaches, including cost approach, market  
approach, and income approach, and methodology.  
(d) Arriving at an opinion of value.  
(e) Reporting the opinion of value.  
(3) Documents that support the information that is contained in an application, an  
applicant's experience log, or an affidavit of work experience accepted instead of an  
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experience log before July 1, 2013, must be maintained for not less than 6 years from the  
date of application.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2018 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May  
18, 2021.  
R 339.23203a Supervisory certified appraiser.  
Rule 203a. (1) A supervisory certified appraiser shall comply with the supervisory  
certified appraiser qualifications in the AQB criteria.  
(2) Before supervising, a supervisory certified appraiser shall complete a course that,  
at a minimum, complies with the specifications for course content established by the  
AQB criteria.  
(3) A supervisory certified appraiser shall not supervise more than 3 real estate  
appraiser trainees pursuant to the AQB criteria unless written authorization by the  
department is granted, under subrule (4) of this rule, to exceed the number of trainees at  
any 1 time.  
(4) The department may authorize a supervisory certified appraiser to exceed the  
maximum number of trainees allowed to be supervised under subrule (3) of this rule,  
provided all of the following are complied with:  
(a) The applicant submits an application on a form provided by the department and  
approved by the board to the department.  
(b) The supervisory certified appraiser submits proof to the department that he or  
she has complied with the supervisory certified appraiser qualifications in the AQB  
criteria and has more than 5 years of experience as an appraiser.  
(c) The supervisory certified appraiser agrees in his or her application to limit  
supervision to no more than 6 trainees at any 1 time, with no more than 3 trainees with  
less than 1 year of experience.  
(d) The supervisory certified appraiser prepares and maintains trainee progress  
reports on each trainee and makes them available to the department until the trainee  
becomes certified or licensed or after 2 years has lapsed since supervising the trainee,  
whichever is earlier.  
(e) The supervisory certified appraiser provides the department with a mentoring  
plan for each trainee before supervising the trainee.  
History: 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23205 Prior licensing or exemptions; experience in this state.  
Rule 205. As required in the code, experience is valid only if an individual was  
properly licensed or exempt from licensure. In this state, to be properly licensed before  
January 1, 1992, an individual shall have held a real estate license in this state. Under the  
standards applicable to the licensing of appraisal services in this state before January 1,  
1992, the following positions were considered exempt from real estate licensing:  
(a) An employee of a financial institution whose services as an appraiser were  
performed for the financial institution and not offered to the public.  
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(b) An employee of an appraisal firm who performed appraisal tasks but did not sign  
reports.  
(c) An employee of a firm whose appraisals were performed for the internal use of  
the firm and only on property owned or to be purchased by the firm for its own use.  
(d) A governmental employee who appraised property for government use or  
purchase or whose appraisal was required for the operation of a governmental program.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23207 Market analysis by real estate  
experience.  
licensees;  
acceptable  
Rule 207. Market analysis as performed by a real estate licensee may be  
included in the experience required in R 339.23203, if both of the following  
conditions are met:  
(a) The applicant provides proof that he or she was properly licensed as a real  
estate broker, associate broker, or salesperson when the real estate market analysis  
was performed.  
(b) The analysis is prepared in conformity with standards 1 and 2 of USPAP,  
and the individual can demonstrate that he or she is using similar techniques as  
appraisers to value properties and effectively utilizes the appraisal process.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS.  
R 339.23209 Nonresident temporary permit.  
Rule 209. A holder of a nonresident temporary permit issued by the department  
pursuant to section 2625(2) of the code, MCL 339.2625, may request 1 extension as  
follows:  
(a)The application shall be in writing on a department form submitted to the  
department.  
(b) The extension shall be for no more than 180 days.  
(c) The extension shall be given to finish work on the same temporary assignment  
that was the subject of the initial temporary permit.  
(d) In no case shall a temporary permit be issued for the same assignment for more  
than 360 days.  
History: 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
PART 3. APPRAISER EDUCATION  
R 339.23301 Definitions.  
Rule 301. As used in this part:  
(a) "Continuing education course" means a course that complies with the AQB  
criteria for continuing education courses and is approved by the department.  
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(b) "Coordinator" means an individual who assumes, on behalf of a course sponsor,  
the responsibility pursuant to these rules for offering courses relating to the activities of  
real estate appraisers.  
(c) "Instructor" means an individual who is determined to be qualified by the  
sponsor to instruct students or licensees in prelicensure or continuing education courses  
and who provides instruction directly and interactively in contact with students or  
licensees. An instructor may utilize guest speakers but shall bear ultimate responsibility  
to the sponsor for the quality of information imparted to students or licensees.  
(d) "Prelicensure course" means a course that complies with the AQB criteria for  
prelicensure education courses and is approved by the department.  
(e) "Sponsor" means an entity that meets the requirements of section 2617(2) of the  
code, MCL 339.2617, and that offers or proposes to offer either prelicensure appraiser  
education or continuing education.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23303 Education; submission of documentation by applicants for  
licensure.  
Rule 303. (1) In submitting documentation of prelicensure education obtained before  
the effective date of the code or from course sponsors that are not approved pursuant to  
these rules, the applicant shall show that the course was designed to teach individuals to  
perform appraisals or to augment a basic knowledge of appraisal with general  
information that the instructor then relates to the performance of appraisals.  
(2) General educational courses, including business, economics, statistics, or law, or  
general courses in real estate or real estate law is not considered equivalent to approved  
prelicensure education unless a relationship to appraisal is shown in the course  
description, syllabus, or curriculum outline to the extent that 15 or more classroom hours  
were specifically related to appraisal. Classroom hours of credit must only be granted for  
hours that are specifically related to appraisal.  
(3) An applicant's submission of documentation of prelicensure education shall  
include all of the following information:  
(a) The date and place the course was taken.  
(b) The name of the sponsor, the sponsor's current address, and the sponsor’s  
telephone number if available.  
(c) A copy of the course outline, syllabus, detailed curriculum, or similar  
information.  
(d) A copy of the certificate of completion.  
(e) The number of classroom hours spent in the course. To have the education  
hours approved by the department, continuing education course sponsors utilizing  
distance-learning systems shall have an acceptable method of ensuring that the licensee  
achieves an equivalent to classroom hours.  
(4) In submitting documentation of education from institutions of higher education  
that are approved to grant degrees that confer credit hours rather than classroom hours, 1  
credit hour is equivalent to 10 classroom hours of actual instruction for term credits and  
15 classroom hours of instruction for semester credits.  
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(5) Documentation to support information on the application for course approval  
must be maintained for not less than 6 years from the date of the application.  
(6) To assist applicants, the department shall maintain a list of courses that are  
acceptable to the department.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23305 Rescinded.  
History: 1996 AACS; Rescinded 2010 AACS.  
R 339.23307 Conduct of courses.  
Rule 307. (1) A course sponsor shall comply with all of the following requirements:  
(a) A sponsor shall not represent a course to licensees or to the public as meeting  
the requirements of the code and these rules until it has been approved by the department.  
(b) A person shall not solicit for organizational membership, employment, or  
business-related products and services during qualifying course classroom hours.  
(c) A sponsor shall appoint an individual as coordinator for the sponsor's courses.  
The coordinator shall be responsible for supervising the program of courses and assuring  
compliance with the code and these rules. The coordinator need not be a licensee.  
(d) An instructor who meets the requirements of R 339.23309(3) and (4) shall teach  
the course.  
(e) Each student or licensee shall be provided with a written syllabus that contains,  
at a minimum, all of the following information:  
(i) The course title.  
(ii) The times and dates of the course offering.  
(iii) The name, business address, telephone number of the course coordinator, and the  
name of the instructor.  
(iv) A detailed outline of the subject matter to be covered and the estimated time to be  
devoted to each subject.  
(f) A course must not be credited for more than 10 classroom hours of instruction  
in 1 calendar day. Calculations of classroom hours for a course must not include any of  
the following:  
(i) Meals.  
(ii) Breaks.  
(iii) Registration.  
(iv) Required reading.  
(v) Outside assignments.  
(g) Each course must reflect the most current version of state and federal laws and  
regulations.  
(h) A sponsor shall permit the department to review a course at any time or to  
inspect the records of a course sponsor during normal business hours.  
(i) A sponsor whose programs are transferred to another entity shall arrange for  
student or licensee records to be maintained permanently by the successor entity. The  
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successor entity shall ensure that student or licensee records are available to students or  
licensees who need to verify their education.  
(2) A proprietary real estate appraiser sponsor licensed under the proprietary schools  
act, 1943 PA 148, MCL 395.101 to 395.103 shall continuously comply with the  
proprietary schools act.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23309 Sponsors; duties; instructors.  
Rule 309. (1) A sponsor shall be responsible for all of the following:  
(a) Compliance with all laws and rules relating to appraiser education.  
(b) Providing students or licensees with current and accurate information.  
(c) Maintaining an atmosphere that is conducive to learning in the classroom.  
(d) Ensuring and certifying the attendance of students or licensees who are enrolled  
in courses.  
(e) Providing assistance to students or licensees and responding to questions  
relating to course materials.  
(f) Supervising all guest lecturers and relating all information that is presented to  
the practice of real estate appraisal.  
(2) Distance education sponsors shall ensure that all of the following qualifications  
for their courses are complied with:  
(a) The course must be presented with an instructor available to answer questions,  
provide information, and monitor student or licensee attendance.  
(b) The course must meet 1 of the following criteria:  
(i) The course has been presented by an accredited college or university through  
the Commission on Colleges or a national or regional accreditation association that offers  
distance education programs in other disciplines.  
(ii) The course has received approval of the International Distance Education  
Certification Center (IDECC) for the course design and delivery mechanism and 1 of the  
following is met:  
(A) The course has received approval of the AQB through the AQB course  
approval program.  
(B) The course has received approval of the licensing or certifying jurisdiction  
where the course is being offered for the content of the course.  
(C) The course meets all of the following requirements:  
(I) The course is equivalent to 15 classroom hours for prelicensure courses and 2  
classroom hours for continuing education courses.  
(II) A student or licensee successfully completes a written examination proctored  
by an official approved by the presenting college or university or by the sponsoring  
organization, consistent with the requirements of the course accreditation. If a written  
examination is not required for accreditation, a student or licensee successfully completes  
course mechanisms required for accreditation which demonstrate mastery and fluency.  
(III) The sponsor ensures that students or licensees completing the distance  
education courses achieve the equivalent of the stated classroom hours per course.  
(3) A sponsor shall select as instructors only individuals who can demonstrate  
mastery of the material being taught and who possess 1 of the following qualifications:  
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(a) Experience as a faculty member of an institution of higher education that is  
approved to grant degrees.  
(b) A state licensed, certified residential, or certified general appraiser with 3 years  
of appraisal experience.  
(c) Other experience acceptable to the sponsor for courses other than prelicensure  
courses.  
(4) Instructors of USPAP shall have complied with the AQB instructor certification  
program as required by the real property AQB criteria.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2004 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23311 Courses, activities not acceptable for prelicensure or continuing  
education.  
Rule 311. The department shall not approve a prelicensure or continuing education  
course or activity, nor shall it grant credit to a licensee for the USPAP course for any of  
the following:  
(a) Courses that do not provide student or licensee access to an instructor during the  
course.  
(b) Courses that deal with employment-related topics including explanations of  
rights, benefits, and responsibilities; organizational structure; and on-the-job methods,  
processes, or procedures.  
(c) Membership in or service in an office, or on a committee of a professional,  
occupational, trade, or industry society or organization.  
(d) Conferences, delegate assemblies, or similar meetings of professional  
organizations for policy-making purposes.  
(e) Meetings and conventions of societies and associations; however, educational  
activities that are provided independently by an approved course sponsor and that are  
held concurrently with a meeting or convention of societies or associations may be given  
credit.  
(f) Attendance at lecture series, cultural performances, entertainment, or recreational  
meetings or activities, or participation in travel groups, unless these activities are an  
integral part of a course that is approved pursuant to these rules.  
(g) On-the-job training, apprenticeships, and other work experiences.  
(h) Courses in sales promotion, motivation, marketing, psychology, time  
management, mechanical office, or business skills, including typing, speed-reading, or  
the use of office machines or equipment other than calculators or computers.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23313 Misleading information.  
Rule 313. A person, including a sponsor, shall not provide misleading information  
about courses or any component of a course. Information is misleading when, taken as a  
whole, there is a probability that it deceives the class of persons that it is intended to  
influence. A sponsor shall not represent that the department's approval of a course is a  
recommendation or endorsement of the sponsor or the content of the course.  
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History: 1996 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23315 Denial, suspension, or rescission of approval to offer courses;  
violation of code or rules.  
Rule 315. A real estate sponsor or instructor is subject to the penalties of section 602  
of the code, MCL 339.602, including recission of course approval, for any of the  
following reasons:  
(a) Failure to comply with the provisions of the code or these rules.  
(b) Having a high rate of failure on a licensing examination as a result of a lack of  
competent instruction.  
(c) Making a substantial misrepresentation regarding an appraisal education sponsor  
or course.  
(d) Pursuing a continued course of misrepresentation or making false promises  
through agents, salespersons, advertising or otherwise.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
PART 3A. PRELICENSURE EDUCATION  
R 339.23316 Prelicensure education.  
Rule 316. Prelicensure education courses may be used to obtain credit for both  
prelicensure education and continuing education. However, the prelicensure exam may  
not be used toward continuing education hours.  
History: 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23317 Prelicensure education; application for course approval; forms;  
requirements; unacceptable courses.  
Rule 317. (1) An application for approval of a prelicensure real estate appraiser  
education course shall be made on forms provided by the department. The department  
shall accept or reject the application.  
(2) The application shall include all of the following information:  
(a) The course title.  
(b) The number of classroom hours to be given for completion of the course.  
(c) The name, business address, and telephone number of the sponsor.  
(d) The name, business address, and telephone number of the course coordinator.  
(e) The name, license number, and qualifications of instructors.  
(f) A detailed outline of the subject matter to be covered and the number of  
classroom hours to be devoted to each topic, as it will appear in the student or licensee  
syllabus.  
(g) A summary of the required topics for prelicensure that are covered in the course  
completed on the subject matter matrix provided by the department.  
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(h) The methodology for verifying and monitoring attendance, including the class  
make-up policy. A sponsor shall have a written make-up policy for students or licensees  
who are absent from all or a part of regularly scheduled class sessions. If there are no  
opportunities to make up missed sessions, that policy must be stated.  
(i) The standards a student or licensee must meet to complete the course, including  
assignments, projects, examinations, and the passing score on the examination that must  
be given at the completion of the course for a student or licensee to demonstrate mastery  
of the material covered.  
(j) Proof that the sponsor is an entity that may offer prelicensure real estate  
appraisal education courses under section 2617(2) of the code, MCL 339.2617.  
(3) If a sponsor desires to change a course's content, instructors, speakers, or hours  
of credit, the sponsor shall reapply for departmental approval of the changes to the course  
by completing an application for course approval, obtained from the department, not less  
than 30 days before the date the course is offered to students or licensees.  
(4) Emergency changes to instructors and speakers that are unable to be submitted to  
the department not less than 30 days before the date of the continuing education course  
may be reviewed by the department if the department determines that the applicant was  
unable to submit the requested change not less than 30 days before the date of the  
continuing education course and the request submitted with the change supports the  
nature of the emergency.  
(5) The department shall notify the sponsor whether the proposed course change is  
approved. The sponsor shall not offer the course with the proposed changes without  
departmental approval.  
(6) The department may determine that a proposed change cannot be made without  
the submission of additional supporting documentation or that the extent or number of  
changes requested require the sponsor to complete a new application for approval.  
(7) A department-approved course expires 3 years from the date of the course  
approval, at which time the course approval is subject to renewal. A sponsor shall notify  
the department of its intent to renew a previously approved course by submitting course  
renewal forms provided by the department. All of the following apply regarding course  
renewal:  
(a) The completed course renewal forms must be received by the department not  
less than 60 days before the expiration date.  
(b) If completed renewal forms are received by the department not less than 60 days  
before the expiration date, the course does not expire until reviewed by the department.  
(c) If completed renewal forms are received by the department less than 60 days  
before the expiration date, approval of the course expires on the expiration date.  
(d) Course renewal forms are not valid and are not accepted by the department less  
than 60 days before the expiration date.  
(e) Sponsors requesting approval for a course less than 60 days before the expiration  
date shall complete and submit to the department an application for original course  
approval.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
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R 339.23319 Prelicensure education; student or licensee records; permanent  
record; course completion certificate.  
Rule 319. (1) A course sponsor shall establish and permanently maintain a record for  
each student or licensee. The record must contain all of the following information:  
(a) The student's or licensee’s name and address.  
(b) The student's or licensee’s date of birth.  
(c) The number of classroom hours attended.  
(d) The title of the course and the department's course completion number.  
(e) The date of course completion.  
(f) The student's or licensee’s grade.  
(g) The licensee’s real estate appraiser license number, if applicable.  
(2) A course sponsor shall issue a certificate of completion to a student or licensee  
who completes the entire course and receives a passing grade in a prelicensure education  
course. The certificate must include all of the following information:  
(a) The name of the student or licensee.  
(b) The name of the sponsor.  
(c) The name of the course attended.  
(d) The number of classroom hours completed by the student or licensee.  
(e) The date of course completion.  
(f) The signature of the course coordinator or instructor.  
(g) The sponsor number assigned by the department.  
(h) The course approval number assigned by the department.  
(3) Within 15 business days after the conclusion of a course, a sponsor shall certify  
to the department the names of students and licensees who complete an approved course  
in a manner approved by the department.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23320 Prelicensure requirements for USPAP.  
Rule 320. (1) An applicant for licensure shall successfully complete the 15-hour  
national USPAP course required by the AQB. Equivalency is determined through the  
AQB course approval program or by an alternate method established by the AQB.  
(2) USPAP qualifying education credit shall be awarded only when the class is  
instructed by at least 1 instructor who is an AQB certified instructor and who is a  
certified residential real estate appraiser or a certified general real estate appraiser.  
History: 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
PART 3B. CONTINUING EDUCATION  
R 339.23321 Continuing education; application for course approval; forms;  
requirements.  
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Rule 321. (1) An application for approval of a continuing education course must be  
made on forms provided by the department. The department shall accept or reject the  
application.  
(2) The completed application forms must be submitted to the department not less  
than 60 days before the date the course is conducted.  
(3) The application shall include, but not be limited to, all of the following  
information:  
(a) The course title.  
(b) The number of classroom hours to be given for completion of the course.  
(c) The name, business address, and telephone number of the sponsor.  
(d) The name, business address, and telephone number of the course coordinator.  
(e) The name, license number, and qualifications of instructors.  
(f) An outline of the subject matter to be covered and the number of classroom  
hours to be devoted to each topic, as it will appear in the syllabus.  
(g) The methodology for verifying and monitoring attendance. A licensee shall  
attend the entire course to obtain credit for the course. Credit for a distance learning  
course requires completion of the entire course. A licensee shall not receive credit for  
attending the same course more than 1 time during the same license renewal cycle.  
(h) The standards a licensee must meet to complete the course, including  
assignments, projects, or examinations. The sponsor, at its discretion, may give course  
examinations, but examinations are not required by the code or these rules for continuing  
education courses.  
(i) Proof that the sponsor is an entity that may offer continuing education courses  
under section 2617(2) of the code, MCL 339.2617.  
(j) Information to demonstrate that the course meets the requirements of the AQB  
criteria and is designed to improve and maintain the capability of a licensee to perform  
activities regulated by the code.  
(4) Approval is for a term of 3 years from the date that the department approved the  
course.  
(5) An application for renewal of an approved continuing education course shall be  
made on forms provided by the department. All of the following apply to course  
renewal:  
(a) Course renewal forms must be received by the department not less than 30 days  
before the approval expiration date.  
(b) Course renewal forms are not accepted by the department if submitted less than  
30 days before the expiration date.  
(c) Sponsors requesting approval for course renewal less than 30 days before the  
expiration date shall complete and submit to the department an application for original  
course approval.  
(d) If completed renewal forms are received by the department not less than 30  
days before the expiration date, the course does not expire until the department reviewed  
the application and a decision has been made by the department.  
(e) If completed renewal forms are not received by the department pursuant to the  
time frame established by this subrule, the course approval expires on the expiration date.  
(6) Subject to subrule (7) of this rule, all changes to the instructors, speakers, course  
content, or number of continuing education hours to be awarded for an approved  
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continuing education course must be submitted to the department on forms provided by  
the department not less than 30 days before the date the continuing education course is  
offered to licensees.  
(7) Emergency changes to instructors and speakers that are unable to be submitted to  
the department not less than 30 days before the date of the continuing education course  
may be reviewed by the department if the department determines that the applicant was  
unable to submit the requested change not less than 30 days before the date of the  
continuing education course and the request submitted with the change supports the  
nature of the emergency.  
(8) The department may revoke the approval status of any approved continuing  
education course any time the course fails to comply with these rules.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23323 Continuing education; licensee records; permanent record; course  
completion certificate.  
Rule 323. (1) A course sponsor shall establish and permanently maintain a record for  
each licensee. The record must contain all of the following information:  
(a) The licensee’s name, address, and license number.  
(b) The number of classroom hours attended.  
(c) The title of the course and the date of course completion.  
(2) A course sponsor shall issue a certificate of completion to a licensee who  
successfully completes a continuing education course. The certificate must include all of  
the following information:  
(a) The name of the licensee.  
(b) The licensee’s license number.  
(c) The name of the sponsor.  
(d) The name of the course attended.  
(e) The number of classroom hours completed by the licensee.  
(f) The date of course completion.  
(g) The signature of the course coordinator or instructor.  
(3) Within 15 business days after a course ends, a sponsor shall certify to the  
department the names of licensees who completed an approved course by a method or on  
forms approved by the department.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23325 Continuing education; course credit for instructors.  
Rule 325. Real estate appraisers who are also instructors may earn up to ½ of their  
required real estate appraiser continuing education credit per license cycle by teaching an  
approved real estate appraiser course. Credit is granted to an instructor once in a licensing  
cycle for the same course either as a licensee or as an instructor.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
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R 339.23326 Continuing education requirements for a licensee.  
Rule 326. (1) A licensed appraiser shall successfully complete the 7-hour national  
USPAP update course, or its equivalent, not less than every 2 years. Equivalency is  
determined through the AQB course approval program or by an alternate method  
established by the AQB.  
(2) USPAP qualifying education credit is awarded only when the class is taught by  
at least 1 instructor who is an AQB certified instructor and who is a certified residential  
real estate appraiser or a certified general real estate appraiser.  
(3) Every 2 years, a licensed appraiser shall successfully complete not less than 2  
hours of continuing education devoted to this state’s appraiser license law and rules.  
(4) Credit for attending the board of real estate appraisers meeting pursuant to the  
AQB criteria requires proof of attendance by submission of the department form with the  
signature of a board member or department staff person.  
(5) The department shall not grant waivers to a licensee who has failed to meet the  
continuing education requirements.  
(6) The department shall not grant deferrals to a licensee, except in the case of an  
individual returning from active military duty, or an individual impacted by a state or  
federally declared disaster. The department may allow a licensee returning from active  
military duty to remain in active status for a period of up to 90 days pending completion  
of all continuing education requirements. The department may allow a licensee impacted  
by a state or federally declared disaster that occurs within 90 days before the end of the  
continuing education cycle to remain in active status for a period of up to 90 days after  
the end of the licensee’s continuing education cycle, pending completion of all  
continuing education requirements.  
History: 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2018 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May  
18, 2021.  
R 339.23327 Rescinded.  
History: 1996 AACS; rescinded 2010 AACS.  
PART 4. STANDARDS OF CONDUCT  
R 339.23401 Licensee relationship to others participating in preparation of  
appraisals.  
Rule 401. A state licensed or certified residential or certified general real estate  
appraiser shall not sign an appraisal report for a federally related transaction unless that  
licensee has performed the appraisal pursuant to USPAP and is properly licensed to  
perform the assignment. The material participation of any other individual in preparing  
the report must be acknowledged in the report as required by USPAP regardless of the  
licensure status of the other individual. The signature of a state-licensed, a certified  
residential, or a certified general appraiser as a supervisory or co-signing appraiser must  
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not be used to mask the preparation of a report by an individual who is not authorized to  
sign the report.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
R 339.23403 State-licensed real estate appraiser; certified residential real estate  
appraiser; certified general real estate appraiser; allowed functions.  
Rule 403. (1) If a state-licensed real estate appraiser is properly qualified to  
undertake an assignment, a state-licensed real estate appraiser may perform any of the  
following appraisal services:  
(a) Appraise properties that are not federally related transactions.  
(b) Appraise 1 to 4-family residential properties, unless the transaction value is  
$1,000,000.00 or more or the property is complex and must be appraised by a certified  
residential or certified general real estate appraiser.  
(c) Appraise nonresidential properties for federally related transactions and real  
estate related financial transactions where the transaction value is less than $250,000.00.  
(d) Assist a certified residential or certified general real estate appraiser in the  
development of an appraisal of a complex residential property or a nonresidential  
property that is the subject of a federally related transaction, as appropriate. The state-  
licensed real estate appraiser shall not sign the report. However, the certified residential  
or certified general real estate appraiser shall acknowledge the specific contributions of  
the state-licensed real estate appraiser within the appraisal report.  
(2) A certified residential real estate appraiser, if properly qualified to undertake an  
assignment, may perform any of the following appraisal assignments:  
(a) Appraise properties that are not federally related transactions.  
(b) Appraise 1 to 4-family residential properties without regard to complexity or  
value.  
(c) Appraise nonresidential properties for federally related transactions and real  
estate related financial transactions where the transaction value is less than $250,000.00.  
(d) Assist a certified general real estate appraiser in the development of an  
appraisal of a nonresidential property that is the subject of a federally related transaction,  
as appropriate. The certified residential real estate appraiser shall not sign the report.  
However, the certified general real estate appraiser shall identify the specific  
contributions of the certified residential real estate appraiser within the appraisal report.  
(3) The licensee allowed to sign the report shall identify all participating licensees  
and their contributions to the report.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May  
18, 2021.  
R 339.23405 Advertising.  
Rule 405. (1) A licensee shall state the level of license held in all advertising.  
Merely stating that the person is licensed does not satisfy the provisions of this subrule.  
However, in a directory listing or similar situation where space is limited, it is sufficient  
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disclosure for a licensee to use the words certified general, certified residential, state-  
licensed, or limited appraiser, as appropriate, without additional wording.  
(2) A licensee shall place his or her license number and license level on all reports  
and shall produce evidence of licensing upon request by a member of the public or a  
representative of the department. A license number is not required in advertising material.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2002 AACS; 2006 AACS; 2021 MR 10, Eff. May 18, 2021.  
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