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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
02/08/2019
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
05/17/2019

The amendments clarify the process and criteria for prioritizing complaint investigations against AMCs. The amendments also clarify who signs agreed orders.

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

The amendments clarify the process and criteria for seeking a temporary suspension.

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

The amendments clarify the process and criteria for prioritizing complaint investigations. The amendments also clarify who signs agreed orders.

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

The amendments shorten the response time for applicants to provide experience audit work files from 60 to 40 days and allow applicants to request an extension. The amendments also clarify that submission of work files that are not USPAP compliant may result in denial and upgrade applicants may also be subject to disciplinary action. 
 

Adopted Rules

Rule Number
Rule Name
Primary Contact, Appraiser Contact, Contact Information
Date of Action
11/16/2018
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
02/08/2019
Effective Date
03/03/2019

The amendments allow appraisal management companies (AMCs) to designate more than one controlling person. This change is consistent with Chapter 1104, Texas Occupations Code, and would expand the pool of candidates eligible to serve as a member of the AMC Advisory Committee under Chapter 1103, Texas Occupations Code.

Computation of Time; Mailbox Rule
Date of Action
11/16/2018
Earliest Possible Date of Adoption
02/08/2019
Effective Date
03/03/2019

The amendments provide additional guidance to applicants, license holders, and members of the public and clarify the requirements for computing time under the TALCB Rules.