TALCB Standards & Enforcement Services Division
The TALCB Standards & Enforcement Services (TALCB SES) Division processes complaints about appraisers submitted by consumers, other state agencies, appraisers, financial institutions and federal regulators. The divisionís function is to administer the Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1103, and the rules of the Board in the interest of the public, and to ensure compliance with federal law under the direction of the Appraisal Subcommittee. The division has 9 staff.
TALCB SES impartially investigates complaints and imposes discipline as deemed necessary to ensure high standards of appraiser competence. Licensed or certified appraisers who violate the law are typically sanctioned with monetary fines, educational requirements, and, if warranted, suspension or revocation of their licenses. In addition, the division provides assistance to law enforcement and prosecutors upon request through the Texas Mortgage Fraud Task Force.
The division is also charged to conduct experience audits and review work product for compliance with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP).