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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
Complaint Processing
Date of Action
05/15/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
08/21/2020

The proposed amendments specify who can sign an agreed order in lieu of the chair of the Board, should the chair not be available or need to recuse him or herself.

Licensing for Persons with Criminal History and Fitness Determination
Date of Action
05/15/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
08/21/2020

The proposed amendments correct a reference within the rule.

Adopted Rules

Rule Number
Rule Name
Investigative Conference
Date of Action
02/28/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/15/2020
Effective Date
06/07/2020

The amendments clarify the procedures for scheduling an investigative conference with a license applicant or a respondent to a complaint and to establish procedures for recording investigative conferences.

Experience Required for Licensing
Date of Action
02/28/2020
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/15/2020
Effective Date
06/07/2020

The amendments clarify the procedures to be followed when an applicant submits experience that is involved in pending litigation as part of the applicant's license application. The amendments also notify applicants that information submitted to TALCB in support of a license application may be subject to disclosure under the Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas Government Code, unless an exception to disclosure applies.