But what is the value in being a Licensed or Certified Appraiser? Is the value of that license trending upward or downward? Obviously, the most meaningful thing appraisers can do to protect their interests and that of the profession is quality and ethical valuations.
The second most important thing you can do to protect your license is Join UTCAP. Join us
UTCAP Mission Statement
Our mission is to keep Appraisers informed by monitoring appraisal issues at the state legislative level that
could adversely affect the Appraisers in the normal course of their profession. We exist to safeguard and
advance the mutual interests of all appraisal professionals in the state of Utah. We accomplish this by striving
to provide timely information to our members and by being a collective voice by providing a liaison to concerning
legislative representatives and regulatory events. We accomplish this through funding from our membership
and by providing periodic education classes.
UTAH APPRAISAL NEWS
New FHA Guidelines: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/OCHCO/documents/20-05hsgml.pdf
Exterior-Only Appraisals: https://www.hud.gov/sites/dfiles/SFH/documents/ModelApprExterior_OnlyCert_03_27_20.pdf
(updated on 03/31/2020, so please check for any new releases or updates from FHA)
On March 16th, the Division discontinued performing fingerprinting. We are also aware that many other locations around the state have discontinued this service as well. On March 30th, the Bureau of Criminal Identification announced they are discontinuing fingerprinting services until at least April 14th. Please check our website for additional information.
Until further notice, we will not be requiring enrollment in RAP Back fingerprinting to renew your real estate and appraisal licenses. This will be in effect until fingerprinting resumes. Please keep in mind, those who do not submit to a background check and enroll in RAP Back during this renewal cycle will be required to enroll at a later date. Please note that delaying the RAP Back fingerprinting requirement does not affect the requirement to disclose criminal history that occurred during the prior licensing period, if any. (See the link below for the full newsletter)
UTAH DIVISION OF REAL ESTATE QUARTERLY NEWSLETTERS:
1st Quarter 2020: https://realestate.utah.gov/newsletters/q1_2020.html
4th Quater 2019: https://realestate.utah.gov/newsletters/index.html
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