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TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs

What is the AMC National Registry?

The AMC National Registry (AMC Registry) is a national online database of appraisal management companies (AMCs) maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC). Any AMC that meets the definition of an AMC under federal law is eligible for inclusion on the AMC Registry. The AMC Registry is also open to the public and may be used by clients and consumers to view certain information about an AMC. 

TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs

What is the AMC National Registry?

The National Registry of AMCs (AMC Registry) is a national online database of appraisal management companies (AMCs) maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC). Any AMC that meets the definition of an AMC under federal law is eligible for inclusion on the AMC Registry. The AMC Registry is also open to the public and may be used by clients and consumers to view certain information about an AMC. 

Appraiser Continuing Education Provider Requirements

TALCB has adopted new rules to create an ACE program including measures to ensure compliance.  These rules are located in §153.40 and §153.41 of Board rules, which became effective on September 1, 2019.

How does this affect appraiser license holders?

License holders can ensure the courses they take for ACE credit are approved by referencing the list of approved ACE Courses available on the TALCB website.

AMC Fee Survey Launched

The Survey Research Institute at the Hobby School of Public Affairs is conducting a study on behalf of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board to learn more about the experiences of appraisers in the state of Texas.

Appraisers have been invited to take part in the survey by email on May 29. This survey asks questions about experiences in the field, the types of appraisals conducted, fees paid, and the factors that affect these fees. 

Using Recognized Methods and Techniques – Part II

In this article, we continue our discussion from Using Recognized Methods and Techniques - Part I published previously, as we explore the use of recognized methods and techniques to develop adjustments when using the sales comparison approach for a residential appraisal, answer a frequently asked question, and identify resources available to assist an appraiser.

Houston Area Mentors Needed!

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is soliciting applications for the Board’s mentor program.  Presently, there is a particular need for mentors in the greater Houston metro area.  The mentor program provides remedial, one-on-one training to appraisers on appraisal skills and USPAP obligations in conjunction with a complaint or experience audit.  Information about this program, minimum criteria, and the application process may be reviewed on our website.  If you are interested in ap

Using Recognized Methods and Techniques - Part I

Clients and intended users of appraisal services are paying greater attention to whether appraisers employ and document the use of recognized methods and techniques (sometimes referred to as generally accepted appraisal methods). While this has long been a requirement of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), clients and other users of appraisal services have increasingly looked to the appraiser to support the analyses used when developing an opinion of value.

TALCB Changes AMC Reviews to 2%

The Board Amends Rule 159.155 Regarding Periodic Review of Appraisals by AMCs

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB or Board) recently amended Rule 159.155(a)(2) to reduce from 5% to 2% the number of appraisal reports that need to be randomly reviewed each year by an AMC licensed to operate in Texas.