Montana Chapter News

Due Date for Continuing Education Extension

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the limited availability of in-person Continuing Education offerings, the Board will extend the due date for Continuing Education by 90 days, to June 30, 2021.  

NOTE: The 90-day extension is only for Continuing Education.  You must still renew your appraiser license by March 31st or you will be charged a late penalty fee.

Click here to read the Notice.

Montana Chapter Meeting – April 5, 2021

A Montana Chapter meeting will be held via Zoom on April 5, 2021 to discuss and vote on the possible merger with the Inland Northwest, the Southern Idaho and the Columbia Basin Chapters.

If you have questions or comments, you are encouraged to send them to our chapter’s steering committee representative, Darwin Ernst, SRA, AI-RRS at or you may call him at 406-239-2222.

Click here to register for the meeting.

Senate Bill 144

Senate Bill 144 is “AN ACT removing term limits for the board of real estate appraisers; and AMENDING SECTION 2-15-1758, MCA”.  This proposed amendment to Montana law is being considered by the 2021 Montana Legislature which would remove the term limits currently defined by MCA 2-15-1758. Board of Real Estate appraisers (5), which currently reads: ”Members shall serve staggered 3-year terms. A member may not serve for more than three consecutive terms.”

The proposed bill Senate Bill (SB) 144 strikes the second sentence in subsection 5 – A member may not serve for more than three consecutive terms.

Home Page of the Montana State Legislature

Click here to read the latest version of SB144

View Video Testimony – Montana Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee (January 29, 2021)

Testimony From A Proponent To The Senate Business, Labor, and Economic Affairs Committee

SB 144 Bill Actions / Sponsor Information

House Business and Labor Committee / Schedule and Member List

Link to view Schedule and Audio Video of Legislative Sessions and Committees (to watch or listen)

Have Your Say Montana (Information on how to submit Testimony)

Click here to Apply for Appointment on the Montana Real Estate Appraiser Licensing Board

Senate Bill 65

Senate Bill 65 was signed by Governor Gianforte last week. This bill contains verbiage related to “those who comply with certain types of regulations” and “establish standards for imposing liability and to provide defenses for claims relating to COVID-19.”

Click here to read SB65.