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49 Pa. Code § 36.262. Continuing education subject matter.

§ 36.262. Continuing education subject matter.

 (a)  Continuing education subject matter shall relate to assessment and appraisal practices. The following subjects are acceptable for continuing education:

   (1)  Ad valorem taxation.

   (2)  Arbitration.

   (3)  Business courses related to the practice of real estate appraisal.

   (4)  Development cost-estimating.

   (5)  Ethics and standards of professional practice.

   (6)  Land use planning, zoning and taxation.

   (7)  Management, leasing, brokerage and time sharing.

   (8)  Property development.

   (9)  Real estate appraisal.

   (10)  Real estate financing and investment.

   (11)  Real estate law.

   (12)  Real estate litigation.

   (13)  Real estate appraisal related computer applications.

   (14)  Real estate securities and syndication.

   (15)  Real property exchange.

   (16)  Mass appraisal model building.

   (17)  Mass appraisal model calibration.

   (18)  Assessment administration.

   (19)  Mapping.

 (b)  Credit for the classroom hour requirement will be granted only if the length of the educational offering is at least 2 hours. A classroom hour is defined as 50 minutes out of each 60 minute segment.

 (c)  Credit for the classroom hour requirement may be obtained from accredited colleges or universities and community or junior colleges. Subject to Board approval under §  36.241 (relating to provider registration/appraisal or assessment courses) credit for the classroom hour requirement may also be obtained from real estate appraisal of assessment related organizations, State or Federal agencies or commissions, proprietary schools and other providers.

 (d)  Educational offerings which cover real estate appraisal or assessment related topics other than those listed in subsection (a) will be acceptable for continuing education credit if the applicant can demonstrate to the Board that the topic or program contributed to the applicant’s professional competence.

 (e)  Continuing education credit may also be granted—up to 50% of the biennial requirement—for participation, other than as a student, in appraisal or assessment educational processes and programs. Examples of activities for which credit may be granted include teaching, program development, authorship of textbooks or similar activities which the applicant can demonstrate to the Board are equivalent to obtaining continuing education.


   The provisions of this §  36.262 amended under sections 5(2) and 9(a) of the Real Estate Appraisers Certification Act (63 P. S. § §  457.5(2)); and section 3 of the Assessors Certification Act (63 P. S. §  458.3).


   The provisions of this §  36.262 amended March 12, 1999, effective March 13, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 1393; amended July 16, 2010, effective July 17, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 3956. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (328772) and (342163).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  36.263 (relating to distance education).

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