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New Rules, TALCB Goes to Washington: February Meeting Recap

The first Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) meeting of 2024 happened February 23. Some of the highlights include three new adopted rules, TALCB’s director joining the appraisal bias discussion at the federal level, and a call for public comments that could determine future Board-issued guidance.

How To Make All Your Fee Payments Online

Whether you are applying for a new license, renewing your license, and more, the best and most secure way to pay Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) fees is through the agency’s online services portal. Plus, you can pay online whenever is convenient for you—the tool is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and 365 days a year.

The following visual explainers show you how to securely make your payments online.

A Look at the Data on Complaint Investigations

In the last four pages of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board’s (TALCB) staff reports is the section on enforcement. For fiscal year 2023 (July ’22–⁠July ’23) less than four percent of license holders were the subject of a formal complaint filed with the Board, less than one percent of license holders received formal discipline, and typically more than 90 percent of complaints received are dismissed.

We Hope you Choose to Serve on MLK Day

In recognition of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy, Congress in 1994 designated the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday as a National Day of Service. The commemoration of the MLK Day of Service is a call to Americans to volunteer in service to others within their communities.

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TACLB’s 2023 Highlights: New Board Member, Bias, Online Tools, Legislative Changes, and More

2024 marks 33 years of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) and its work to safeguard consumers in real property appraisal services. As that new chapter soon opens, here are some highlights from the Board’s efforts during the last 12 months.

TALCB’s Mentorship Program

This year kicked off with the Board approving a new process for appointing new TALCB Mentors yearly. TALCB Mentors work one-on-one with appraisers required to complete remedial education.

Meeting Recap: New Proposed Rules on License Reinstatement, AMC Fee

Former Board Member Clayton BlackThe Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board’s (TALCB) final quarterly meeting of the year opened with goodbyes. The Board recognized Board Member Clayton Black (pictured, right) for his 10 years of service with the agency. Black’s first appointment to the Board was in February 2013.

License Holders’ Contact Information Becomes Private September 1

A bill passed by the 88th Texas Legislature requires all licensing agencies, including the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, to remove or redact certain details about applicants and current and past license holders in publicly available information, such as the TALCB website license holder search or via public information requests.

Appraisers Know Their Jobs Aren’t Going Away: Here’s How to Join ’Em

It was a room full of professionals with loads of knowledge that eager attendees were ready to pull from. This “How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser Workshop” was hosted in Houston by the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) on August 24. The series of speakers included Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification (TALCB) Director Melissa Tran (left, pictured at podium).

New Info on PAREA as Launch Dates get Closer

There is more demand than supply. Hands-on experience is a requirement to become a real property appraiser, however the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has fielded numerous calls from appraiser trainees expressing frustration over there not being enough resources for them to fulfill experience requirements.