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Want to Avoid 12 Common USPAP Violations? Read this!

The Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) are the quality control standards applicable for real property and business valuation appraisals. What you may not know are the most common USPAP violations. This list below includes the most frequently encountered violations by TALCB's staff appraiser-investigations when investigating complaints filed with the Board. With this insight, you will be able to communicate more effectively in your appraisal report and successfully avoid missteps when completing an appraisal assignment.

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Certified Residential Appraiser - Potential License Holder

A Certified Residential Appraiser is a person that is certified by TALCB to perform residential real property appraisals.  A Certified Residential Appraiser is authorized for the appraisal of 1-4 unit residential properties without regard to transaction value or complexity of the appraisal for federally related transactions and non-federally related transactions.

Licensed Residential Appraiser - Potential License Holder

A Licensed Residential Appraiser is a person who is licensed by TALCB and has met the educational, experience, and examination requirements for licensing. The scope of work includes appraisal of non-complex residential 1-4 unit properties with a transactional value less than $1,000,000 as well the authority to complete complex federally related transactions (FRT) and non FRT transactions with a value less than 250K.   

Certified General Appraiser - Existing License Holder

As a Certified General Appraiser, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent about 90 days before your expiration date.  As part of the renewal process, you must complete certain continuing education courses to help improve your ability to deliver the highest possible quality of appraisal work. These continuing education courses are also designed to keep you informed of current developments in the appraisal field.

Certified Residential Appraiser - Existing License Holder

As a Certified Residential Appraiser, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent about 90 days before your expiration date.  As part of the renewal process, you must complete certain continuing education courses to help improve your ability to deliver the highest possible quality of appraisal work. These continuing education courses are also designed to keep you informed of current developments in the appraisal field.

Appraiser Trainee - Existing License Holder

As an Appraiser Trainee is a person who is authorized (but not licensed) by TALCB to gain legal real estate appraisal experience under the supervision of a Certified General or Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. With this designation the Appraiser Trainee will learn about the role of the appraiser and work alongside a supervisory appraiser who will teach appraisal practices and approved techniques for assembling information about the property, analyzing data, and developing opinions of value to the Trainee.