Licensing - Land valuers
Land valuers licensing, registration and code of conduct
The land valuation involves inspecting the property, ascertaining legal ownership and the interest held and gathering relevant information such as the prices similar properties sell for.
Other factors come into the valuation, such as the saleability of the property or its value for mortgage purposes. Land valuers provide valuations of many different types of real property such as residential, commercial, industrial, rural and horticultural properties.
Licensing information kit
Applying for a land valuers licence
Proof of your qualifications
Category 1: If you are applying for a licence as a member of the Australian Property Institute (API), please attach:
- evidence of associate or fellow membership of the API with the designation Certified Practising Valuer; and
- confirmation in writing from the API that you are currently a financial member.
Category 2: If you are applying for a licence as holding a prescribed degree, certificate or other award plus practical experience, please attach:
- a copy of relevant educational qualifications or a letter from RICS confirming current membership as a general practice, valuation or commercial property surveyor; and
- written confirmation from your employer or supervising licensed valuer regarding your practical experience in the valuation of land and the period during which it was attained.
Category 3: If you are applying for a licence having held a licence within the past five years, please attach a copy of your previous licence.
For more information regarding the accepted qualifications please refer to the application requirements.
Two independent business referees who can endorse your good character and reputation must be provided with the application. At least one of these referees must be a licensed land valuer. There are two reference pro formas available from the Land valuer licence application and renewal forms page.
You must provide an ORIGINAL Australian police check not more than three months old.
In Western Australia these can be obtained from an Australia Post outlet for a fee. You must apply in person and take sufficient proof of identity (100-point check). For more information, call 6229 5900 or see the Western Australian Police's website.
To obtain a police certificate in other States or Territories, please contact the relevant agency listed below:
If you are registered or licensed as a land valuer elsewhere in Australia or New Zealand, and want to be registered in Western Australia, you can find out more information about having your licence recognised in WA.
Renewing a land valuers licence
Land valuer licences are valid for three years from the date of first grant or last renewal.
Timeframes to renew
While it is your responsibility to ensure your licence is renewed at the appropriate time Consumer Protection will send a reminder notice prior to the end of your current licence period as a courtesy . You can check the expiry date of your licence by referring to the licence certificate.
If you intend to continue to operate for a further three-year period, you are required to lodge a renewal application with Consumer Protection. Please note, a late fee is payable for applications lodged within 28 days after the date a licence expired (the grace period).
Renewal applications received after the grace period cannot be considered. Failure to renew in time will result in the expiration of your licence. You must cease all valuation activities immediately and apply for a new licence to continue as a licensed land valuer. Only if you are granted a new licence will you be permitted to recommence carrying out the duties of a land valuer in Western Australia.
In light of the above, Consumer Protection encourages you to submit your renewal application at least one month before the expiry of your current licence.
Application requirements for renewal of licence
Unlicensed land valuers who falsely claim to be, or imply they are, a licensed valuer, or demand or receive payment as a valuer are liable for a $100,000 penalty.
Lodge your application by:
- Mail (please enclose payment): Consumer Protection, Locked Bag 100, EAST PERTH WA 6892.
- In person: Level 1 Mason Bird Building, 303 Sevenoaks Street, Cannington. Please present your application along with payment to the cashier. The cashier will provide you with a receipt and forward your application to Consumer Protection's licensing section.
For further information or assistance contact licensing by Phone: 1300 304 064 or email.
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