North Carolina Requirements
“Motor vehicle damage appraiser” means an individual who, for salary, fee, commission, or other compensation of any nature, regularly investigates or advises relative to the nature and amount of damage to motor vehicles located in this State or the amount of money deemed necessary to effect repairs thereto and who is not an adjuster licensed to adjust insurance claims in this State, an agent for an insurance company who is not required by law to be licensed as an adjuster, an attorney at law who is not required by law to be licensed as an adjuster or an individual who, incident to his regular employment in the business of repairing defective or damaged motor vehicles, investigates and advises relative to the nature and amount of motor vehicle damage or the amount of money deemed necessary to effect repairs thereto.
NORTH CAROLINA LICENSED AND CERTIFIED AUTOMOBILE APPRAISER
Note: In many instances such as performing automobile valuation or diminished value appraisals for vehicle owners, there are no specific licensing requirements. It is advisable to hire an independent appraiser who is licensed in any state in order to assure a quality appraisal.
Some of the entities that advertise that they are certified appraisers are listed below. When hiring an appraiser who is certified by one of these companies, be sure to cross check with their state insurance department to determine whether they are properly licensed.
- The American Society of Certified Auto Appraisers
- Bureau of Certified Auto Appraisers
- Auto Appraisal Group
- The Appraisal Foundation
- Certified Automobile Appraisal LLC
- I-Van, International Vehicle Appraisers Network
- International Automotive Appraisers Association