36-21B-2.2. Criminal background checks.

Each applicant for initial certification, licensure, or registration as a state-registered appraiser, state-licensed appraiser, state-certified residential appraiser, or state-certified general appraiser in this state shall submit to a state and federal criminal background investigation by means of fingerprint checks by the Division of Criminal Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Upon application, the department shall submit completed fingerprint cards to the Division of Criminal Investigation. Upon completion of the criminal background check, the Division of Criminal Investigation shall forward to the department all information obtained as a result of the criminal background check. This information must be obtained prior to certification of the applicant. The department may require a state and federal criminal background check for any licensee who is the subject of a disciplinary investigation by the department. Failure to submit or cooperate with the criminal background investigation is grounds for denial of an application or may result in revocation of a license. The applicant shall pay for any fees charged for the cost of fingerprinting and the criminal background investigation.

Source: SL 2014, ch 182, § 1; SL 2021, ch 179, § 2.