Appraiser Trainee - Existing License Holder
As an Appraiser Trainee is a person who is authorized (but not licensed) by TALCB to gain legal real estate appraisal experience under the supervision of a Certified General or Certified Residential Real Estate Appraiser. With this designation the Appraiser Trainee will learn about the role of the appraiser and work alongside a supervisory appraiser who will teach appraisal practices and approved techniques for assembling information about the property, analyzing data, and developing opinions of value to the Trainee.
Appraiser Trainee approvals are good for two years. Appraiser Trainees who wish to continue work at the end of the two years must renew their approval. A renewal notice will be sent approximately 90 days before the renewal filing deadline. You may renew up to six months after the expiration date of your approval.
What do I have to do to renew my Appraiser Trainee approval?
You must complete approved Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) courses as part of the renewal process. These continuing education courses are also designed to improve your ability to deliver the highest possible quality of appraisal work and keep you informed of current developments in the appraisal field.
- Complete 28 hours of approved ACE courses for each two year renewal. The 28 hours must include an approved 7 hour National USPAP Update course and must be completed during the two year period before the expiration date.
- Provide copies of your ACE course completion certificates to TALCB.
- In addition to the 28 hours of ACE, you must complete an approved Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course within 4 years of the current license expiration date and provide a copy of that course completion certificate.
- Courses may not be repeated for credit within a three year period. Courses do not carry forward to future renewals.
If you renew the license after the expiration date you must also submit the Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision form and the required fee to re-establish supervision. The certified supervisor must complete the approved 4 hour Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course and submit the course completion certificate before a license can be issued.
If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TALCB or TREC with a previous renewal or application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check.
Submitting an application for renewal
After completing the ACE and Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course requirements and obtaining the course completion certificates, you can renew your Appraiser Trainee approval in one of two ways:
- Renew Online:
- Renew online using our Online Services. If you have not renewed online before, you may need to register first.
- The system will only allow you to renew your license within 90 days of date it expires.
- Submit copies of required course completion certificates via email.
- Pay the renewal fee online using our Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license
- Renew by mail:
- Submit a Renewal of Appraiser Trainee form.
- Include copies of required course completion certificates.
- Include payment of the renewal fee.
All materials required for renewal must be postmarked no later than the expiration date of the license. You must maintain your appraisal experience logs and appraisal experience affidavits on forms prescribed by the Board for the period of authorization being renewed.
Requesting Active and Inactive Status
Once you have your license, TALCB rules allow you to request Inactive status for the license. This may be useful if your career changes direction and you wish to keep your license but not actively perform appraisals for a period of time.
To request inactive status for your current license, you must:
- Submit the Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision form; and
- Pay the required fee(s).
The Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision form must be signed by either the Appraiser Trainee or the supervising Certified Appraiser. If you have more than one supervisor, a form and fee is required for each supervisor being removed.
Once TALCB grants a request for inactive status, your current license will not be valid until you request Active status. Placing your license on inactive status does not relieve you of the responsibility of meeting your renewal deadlines.
For more information about Inactive, Active status and renewals, see TALCB’s rules.
To request active status for your current license, you must:
- Complete 28 hours of approved ACE courses for each two-year renewal period the license has been inactive. The 28 hours must include the 7-hour National USPAP Update course. The certified supervisor(s) must complete an approved Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course and submit the course completion certificate;
- Submit the Active Status Request and Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision forms;
- If you have not submitted your fingerprints for TALCB or TREC with a previous renewal or application, you must be fingerprinted for a criminal background check;
- Pay the required fee(s).
To return to active status, the Addition or Termination of Appraiser Trainee Supervision form must be signed by both the Appraiser Trainee and the Certified Appraiser supervisor. If you have more than one supervisor, a form and fee is required for each supervisor being added.
For more information about Inactive, Active status and renewals, please review TALCB’s rule.