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As a Licensed Residential Appraiser, you must renew your license every two years. A renewal notice will be sent about 90 days before your expiration date.   As part of the renewal process, you must complete certain continuing education courses to help improve your ability to deliver the highest possible quality of appraisal work. These continuing education courses are also designed to keep you informed of current developments in the appraisal field.

What do I have to do to renew my Residential License?

Education requirements

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.
  • Courses may not be repeated for credit within a three year period.  Courses do not carry forward to future renewals.

Fingerprint Requirements

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 requirements and obtaining the course completion certificates, you can renew your Residential License 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 ACE course completion certificates via email or fax to 512-936-3899.
    • Pay the renewal fee online using our Online Services no later than the expiration date of your license
  • Renew by mail:

All materials required for renewal must be postmarked no later than the expiration date of the license.

ACE Extension

A license holder who is unable to complete the 28 hours of continuing education may request an extension of education requirements by renewing the license AND submitting the ACE Extension Request form along with an additional $200.00 fee. An extension must be submitted by the expiration date. Persons granted a 60-day extension may not perform appraisals in federally-related transactions. The education must be completed within 60 days of the extension expiration date or the certification will automatically be placed on inactive status and sponsorship of any trainees will be terminated. You must provide copies of course completion certificates to verify satisfactory completion of courses within the 60 day period.

Upgrading your license

Once you have your Residential Appraiser License, you may work towards meeting the requirements for a Certified Residential or Certified General Appraiser. In order to obtain non-residential experience you must be associating with a Certified General appraiser, who must sign the reports, in order for you to appraise non-residential properties.  Here you can review information about the requirements and the steps to upgrade.

Requesting Active and Inactive Status

Once you have your Residential Appraiser License, there are rules that allow you to request Inactive or Active status for the license. This is useful for example if your career changes direction and you wish to not actively perform appraisals for a specified period of time.

With Inactive status granted by TALCB, your current license will not be valid until you request Active status. For more information about Inactive, Active status and renewals, you can view TALCB’s rule.

Requesting Inactive status steps

Requesting Active status steps

  • Satisfy 28 hours of appraiser continuing education for each two-year renewal period the certification has been inactive, which must include the 7-hour National USPAP Update course
  • Complete the Request for Active status application and submit copies of education documents
  • 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 $80.00 National Registry fee and active status fee

License Reinstatement

If your license has been expired more than six months, you may apply for reinstatement of the license by submitting the Application for Reinstatement and meeting the following education and experience requirements.

  • Complete 14 hours of appraiser continuing education for each year since the last renewal of your previous license
  • Submit experience logs demonstrating a minimum of 10 residential appraisal reports or 200 hours of residential real estate appraisal experience, whichever is more.
  • You must be able to produce copies of work files and an appraisal report for all reported experience. If your license has been expired more than 5 years and you do not have work files, you may apply to be an Appraiser Trainee to gain the minimum experience required.