Volunteering to become a Mentor for the Board is a way for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and contribute to the appraisal profession by working one-on-one with appraisers required to complete remedial training and education. Mentors agree to serve for a two-year period and are a key component of the agency's process to ensure appraiser competency.
The TALCB is a nine member board composed of four certified real estate appraisers and four public members appointed by the Governor to serve staggered six-year terms. The Executive Secretary of the Texas Veterans Land Board (or their designee) is the ex-officio ninth member.
Depending on the nature of your particular real estate business―whether it’s an issue with a financial institution or a property tax concern― there are a number of agencies that are looking out for your best interest. If your issue is not under the jurisdiction of the TALCB, one of the resources below may be able to help. Here you can find more information about how these related industries are regulated and how complaints are filed:
Volunteering to become a member of the Peer Investigative Committee (PIC) is a way for experienced appraisers to serve the public interest and contribute to the appraisal profession. A PIC member agrees to serve for a two-year period (individuals may be reappointed) and is asked to assist TALCB in performing appraisal reviews as part of a complaint investigation or application for review of trainee work product.
The Board may accept a course of study to satisfy pre-licensing education requirements for certification or licensing established by the Act or by the rules if the Board has determined that the course is related to real estate appraisal and was:
Yearly and quarterly reports about the operation, management, and performance of the agency are available for your review. Everything from the agency's strategic plan to reports on customer service, annual financials, and internal audit finding are available. Reports older than the current fiscal year are available in our archives. Should you have questions or an information request not covered in these reports, please contact us.
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.