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Texas appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMC) are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act (Chapter 1103 of the Texas Occupations Code) and the Texas Appraisal Management Company Registration and Regulation Act (Chapter 1104 of the Texas Occupations Code). 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. For more information about acceptable appraisal practices, you can access the TALCB rules on the Texas Secretary of State website.

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 three independent boards that contribute to its overall mission:  the Appraisal Practices Board (APB) determines appraiser qualifications and develops guidance regarding valuation methods and techniques; 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. To help you better understand these requirements, review the full text of the USPAP documents.

TALCB Rules

The tables below show all of our most recent proposed and emergency adopted rules. For the complete version of our current rules go to or TALCB Rules Page or to the Secretary of State's Website.

Emergency Adopted Rules

Rule Number Rule Name Date of Action Effective Date Summary Attachment(s)
22 TAC §153.17 Renewal or Extension of License 04/23/2018 05/01/2018 The amendments implement reporting changes to the National Registry for Appraisers as required by the AQB and the Appraisal Subcommittee to accurately reflect the status of an appraiser’s license when the appraiser requests an extension of time to complete required continuing education.
22 TAC §§153.10, 153.15, 153.16, 153.21, 153.22 Various Rule Amendments 04/23/2018 05/01/2018 The amendments implement changes to the education and experience criteria for obtaining an appraiser license adopted by the Appraiser Qualifications Board to be effective May 1, 2018.

Proposed Rules

Rule Number Rule Name Date of Action Earliest Possible Date of Adoption Summary Attachment(s)
22 TAC §155.3 Work Relating to Commercial Real Estate Transactions 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments implement changes in federal law raising the threshold under which an appraisal is not required in a commercial real estate transaction.
22 TAC §153.9 Applications 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments clarify when an application terminates.
22 TAC §153.8 Scope of Practice 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments correct a typographical error.
22 TAC §153.27 License by Reciprocity 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments conform the language of this rule with that of other TALCB rules.
22 TAC §153.26 Identity Theft 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments remove unnecessary language.
22 TAC §153.24 Complaint Processing 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments clarify when a license holder is considered to have prior discipline and when a “minor deficiency” may be considered a “serious deficiency” for purposes of resolving a complaint.
22 TAC §153.20 Guidelines for Revocation, Suspension, Denial of License; Probationary License 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments clarify that an applicant who previously held a license that was revoked or surrendered in lieu of disciplinary action may not apply for reinstatement as permitted in §153.16.
22 TAC §153.17 Renewal or Extension of License 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The amendments implement reporting changes to the National Registry for Appraisers as required by the AQB and the Appraisal Subcommittee to accurately reflect the status of an appraiser’s license when the appraiser requests an extension of time to complete required continuing education.
22 TAC §153.13 Education Required for Licensing 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments remove unnecessary language and conform the language of this rule with that of other TALCB rules.
22 TAC §153.11 Examinations 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments remove unnecessary language and clarify the process for exam administration and the requirements for exam admission.
22 TAC §§153.10, 153.15, 153.16, 153.21, 153.22 Various Rule Amendments 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The amendments implement changes to the education and experience criteria for obtaining an appraiser license adopted by the Appraiser Qualifications Board to be effective May 1, 2018.
22 TAC §153.1 Definitions 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments add the definition of “continuing education cycle” to align TALCB rules with continuing education requirements adopted by the AQB.
22 TAC 153.18 Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) 04/23/2018 08/17/2018 The proposed amendments conform the language of this rule with the definition of “continuing education cycle” proposed for §153.1 and clarify the requirement to provide students with a paper or electronic copy of the current version of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice for certain continuing education courses.