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Texas appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act and the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act. These Acts establish the makeup of the Board and the AMC Advisory Committee, and outline procedures by which a person can become an appraiser in Texas or an AMC can become registered in Texas. The Acts also describe TALCB’s jurisdiction over license holders and registrants. TALCB has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to certain areas of the Acts. TALCB may also adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. Both the Acts and TALCB rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from the appraisal process.

The federal Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) provides oversight of state appraiser regulatory programs. The ASC also provides a monitoring framework for The Appraisal Foundation. The Appraisal Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 1989 to promote professionalism and ensure public trust in the valuation profession.  The Appraisal Foundation accomplishes this mission by establishing standards and appraiser qualifications and providing guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques. The Appraisal Foundation includes two independent boards that contribute to its overall mission: the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) establishes the minimum education, experience, and examination requirements for real property appraisers to obtain a state license or certification, and the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) develops, interprets, and amends the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), which are the generally accepted standards of the appraisal profession.

TALCB Rules

The tables below show all of our most recent proposed and adopted rules. Written comments on proposed rules are accepted for 30 days after publication in the Texas Register. After that period, comments may be made in person at the next Board meeting.

For the complete version of our current rules go to the TALCB Rules Page or to the Secretary of State's website.

Proposed Rules

Rule Number
Rule Name
Peer Investigative Committee Review
Date of Action
11/13/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
02/26/2021

The proposed new rule outlines the complaint review process of the Peer Investigative Committee pursuant to Texas Occupations Code §1103.453. The proposed new rule identifies who may serve on the committee, terms of appointment, delineates functions of the committee members and TALCB staff in the review process, and establishes process deadlines.  The proposed rule also specifies the types of complaints that are subject or not subject to the review of the Peer Investigative Committee, and the manner committee members and staff may communicate during the review process.

The proposed new rule is intended to more clearly establish the agency’s Peer Investigative Committee Review process and identify the roles of both committee members and TALCB staff.  This rule also allows the Peer Investigative Committee members to provide TALCB Enforcement Division recommendations on complaints where adverse action is sought.

Complaint Processing
Date of Action
11/13/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
02/26/2021

The proposed amendments clarify the process in which complaints or allegations that staff determines are not within the TALCB’s jurisdiction; found not to exist; or are inappropriate or without merit are investigated and dismissed in accordance with Texas Occupations Code §1103.452.

Experience Required for Licensing
Date of Action
11/13/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
02/26/2021

The proposed amendments clarify the type of supporting documentation that must be submitted to TALCB to verify an applicant’s experience and the circumstances when additional documentation may be requested by TALCB.

The proposed amendments also allow TALCB staff to inform supervisory appraisers of its communications with supervisory appraisers’ respective trainee, and to provide supervisory appraisers a better understanding of a trainee’s progress in the licensure process and professional development. 

Adopted Rules

Rule Number
Rule Name
Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE)
Date of Action
08/21/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
11/13/2020
Effective Date
12/06/2020

The amendments reorganize the rule and outline requirements for acceptance of courses taken by a Texas license holder outside of Texas for continuing education credit.

Examinations
Date of Action
08/21/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
11/13/2020
Effective Date
12/06/2020

The amendments reduce the number of hours of additional education required when an applicant fails an examination three times and clarifies the type of education.