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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.

Adopted Rules

Rule Number
Rule Name
Complaint Processing
Date of Action
02/08/2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/17/2019
Effective Date
06/09/2019

The amendments clarify the process and set forth the criteria for prioritizing complaint investigations for complaints against AMCs. The amendments also clarify who must sign agreed resolutions of AMC complaint matters under Tex. Occ. Code §1104.208.

Temporary Suspension
Date of Action
02/08/2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/17/2019
Effective Date
06/09/2019

The amendments clarify the process and set forth the criteria for seeking a temporary suspension when a complaint investigation is pending.

Complaint Processing
Date of Action
02/08/2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/17/2019
Effective Date
06/09/2019

The amendments clarify the process and set forth the criteria for prioritizing complaint investigations for complaints against appraisers. The amendments also clarify who must sign agreed resolutions of complaint matters under Tex. Occ. Code §§1103.458 - .459.

Experience Required for Licensing
Date of Action
02/08/2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/17/2019
Effective Date
06/09/2019

The amendments clarify that a failure to respond to a request for work files or the submission of experience work files that do not comply with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) may result in the denial of an application. The amendments distinguish that a license holder who applies to upgrade an existing license and submits work files that do not comply with USPAP may be subject to disciplinary action in addition to the application being subject to denial.