2020 Alaska Statutes
Title 8. Business and Professions
Chapter 87. Real Estate Appraisers
Article 3. Real Estate Appraisal Management Companies.
Sec. 08.87.135. Requirements for registration of real estate appraisal management companies.
(a) The board shall register a real estate appraisal management company operating in the state if the company applies on a form approved by the board, pays the fee required under AS 08.01.065, and presents evidence satisfactory to the board that the company
(1) has designated a controlling person who will be the main point of contact between the board and the company and who meets the requirements under (b) of this section;
(2) has, if the company is not a corporation that is domiciled in this state, filed with the department a written consent to service of process on a resident of this state for any court action arising from an activity regulated under this chapter or 12 U.S.C. 3331 - 3355 and provided the name and contact information for the company's agent for service of process in this state;
(3) requires a real estate appraiser to comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice adopted by the Appraisal Standards Board of the Appraisal Foundation when completing appraisals at the company's request;
(4) engages only appraisers who are certified under this chapter;
(5) has a process to verify that a person who is assigned to serve on an appraiser panel of the company
(A) is certified under this chapter and maintains a certification in good standing; and
(B) is qualified to conduct federally related transactions under federal law; in this subparagraph, “federally related transaction” means a real estate related transaction that involves an insured depository institution regulated by the United States Comptroller of the Currency, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, or the National Credit Union Administration and requires the services of a real estate appraiser under the interagency appraisal rules;
(6) conducts appraisals independently and free from inappropriate influence and coercion as required under 12 U.S.C. 3353;
(7) is not directly or indirectly owned in whole or in part by a person that has had a certificate to act as a real estate appraiser denied, cancelled, suspended, revoked, put on probation, or surrendered in lieu of a pending revocation in any state unless the person has later had a certificate to act as a real estate appraiser granted or reinstated by the same state;
(8) has posted a surety bond in an amount required by the board, not to exceed $50,000; and
(9) is owned by persons who meet the requirements under (c) of this section.
(b) A controlling person designated under (a) of this section
(1) must be actively certified in a state as a real estate appraiser at all times that the person is designated as a controlling person;
(2) may not have had a certificate to act as a real estate appraiser denied, cancelled, suspended, revoked, put on probation, or surrendered in lieu of a pending revocation in any state unless the person has later had the certificate to act as a real estate appraiser granted or reinstated; and
(3) must be of good moral character.
(c) A person who owns at least 10 percent of a real estate appraisal management company required to be registered under this chapter must be of good moral character as determined by the board and shall submit to a background investigation conducted by the board.
(d) The board shall provide a copy of a registration under this section to the Appraisal Subcommittee established under 12 U.S.C. 3310 on a form approved by the subcommittee.
(e) A registration under this section is valid for two years and may be renewed upon proof of continued compliance with the requirements under (a) - (c) of this section.