USPAP 2018-2019 Edition
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appraiser(s) who signs a certification accepts full responsibility for the real property elements of the certification,
for the real property assignment results, and for the real property contents of the appraisal report.
When a signing appraiser(s) has relied on work done by appraisers and others who do not sign the certification,
the signing appraiser is responsible for the decision to rely on their work. The signing appraiser(s) is required
to have a reasonable basis for believing that those individuals performing the work are competent. The signing
appraiser(s) also must have no reason to doubt that the work of those individuals is credible.
The names of individuals providing significant real property appraisal assistance who do not sign a
certification must be stated in the certification. It is not required that the description of their assistance be
contained in the certification, but disclosure of their assistance is required in accordance with Standards Rule
2-2(a)(vii) or 2-2(b)(vii) as applicable.
STANDARDS RULE 2-4
To the extent that it is both possible and appropriate, an oral real property appraisal report must address the
substantive matters set forth in Standards Rule 2-2(a).
Comment: See the RECORD KEEPING RULE for corresponding requirements.
45 See Advisory Opinion 31,
Assignments Involving More than One Appraiser