76-2233. Reciprocity; credential; issuance; when; applicant; duties; fingerprints; national criminal history record check; verification of status.

(1) A person currently credentialed to appraise real estate and real property under the laws of another jurisdiction may obtain a credential as a licensed residential real property appraiser, a certified residential real property appraiser, or a certified general real property appraiser by complying with all of the provisions of the Real Property Appraiser Act relating to the appropriate classification of credentialing.

(2) If, in the determination of the board, the applicant's jurisdiction of practice specified in an application for credentialing meets or exceeds the requirements of this state, and that jurisdiction is determined to be in compliance with Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989, an applicant of such jurisdiction may, through reciprocity, become credentialed under the Real Property Appraiser Act.

(3) To qualify for a credential through reciprocity, the applicant shall:

(a) Submit two copies of legible ink-rolled fingerprint cards or equivalent electronic fingerprint submissions to the board for delivery to the Nebraska State Patrol in a form approved by both the Nebraska State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. A fingerprint-based national criminal history record check shall be conducted through the Nebraska State Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with such record check to be carried out by the board;

(b) Submit an irrevocable consent that service of process upon him or her may be made by delivery of the process to the director of the board if the plaintiff cannot, in the exercise of due diligence, effect personal service upon the applicant in an action against the applicant in a court of this state arising out of the applicant's activities as a real property appraiser in this state; and

(c) Comply with such other terms and conditions as may be determined by the board.

(4) The credential status of an applicant under this section, including current standing and any disciplinary action imposed against his or her credentials, shall be verified through the National Registry of the Appraisal Subcommittee of the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council.

Source:Laws 1990, LB 1153, § 33; Laws 1991, LB 203, § 35; Laws 1994, LB 1107, § 31; Laws 1997, LB 752, § 208; Laws 2001, LB 162, § 25; Laws 2006, LB 778, § 55; Laws 2007, LB186, § 18; Laws 2008, LB1011, § 13; Laws 2010, LB931, § 16; Laws 2014, LB717, § 20; Laws 2015, LB139, § 52; Laws 2016, LB731, § 15.