Licensing and Registration Services
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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Welcome! Here, you can find information about your renewal or how to apply for your Appraiser or AMC license.
Renewing Your License
If you already licensed or certified by TALCB to perform appraisals, visit our Current License Holder subpages for information tailored directly to you:
An Appraisal Management Company (AMC) is an entity authorized to provide appraisal management services by TALCB. AMCs often act as the intermediary between the lender, borrower, realtor, mortgage broker and the appraiser.
A Certified General Appraiser is a person licensed by TALCB to perform real property appraisals. A Certified General Appraiser is authorized to appraise all types of real property without regard to complexity or transaction value for federally related transactions and non-federally related transactions.
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.
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.
An Appraiser Trainee is a person who is authorized (approved, 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.
As a Appraisal Management Company (AMC), you must renew your registration every two years. A renewal notice will be sent to the AMC's primary contact about 90 days before your expiration date. You may renew your registration up to six months after the expiration date. After 6 months, you will have to reapply for the registration.