Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 3. Certification

Certification -- Use Of Term -- Standards Of Practice

37-54-301. Certification -- use of term -- standards of practice. (1) A person may not represent to the public that the person is a certified real estate appraiser unless the person is certified under this chapter.

(2) Only a certified real estate appraiser may prepare and sign a certified appraisal report relating to real estate or real property in this state. If an appraisal report is prepared, signed, and certified by a certified real estate appraiser, a person licensed under this chapter who assisted in the preparation of the appraisal may cosign the appraisal report.

(3) The term "certified real estate appraiser" may not be used to describe a firm, partnership, corporation, group, or anyone other than an individual certificate holder. However, a certified real estate appraiser may develop and communicate an appraisal on behalf of a firm, partnership, corporation, or group.

(4) Whenever an appraisal or appraiser report is identified by the certified real estate appraiser as "certified", the appraiser shall indicate in writing the class of certification the appraiser holds.

History: En. Sec. 17, Ch. 409, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 33, Ch. 481, L. 1997.