December is upon us and the Holiday Season has begun in earnest. From our agency to your offices and homes, we wish you all the very best of blessings of the Season and a prosperous New Year in 2020. At TREC & TALCB we are celebrating the selection of our next Executive Director and Commissioner who will take on those responsibilities effective January 1st.
November has arrived, the World Series is done, NFL Football is halfway over, and the extended Holiday season is just around the corner. Before you know it, Thanksgiving Day, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Winter solstice, Christmas and New Year’s will be upon us, affording each of us at least one tradition to celebrate.
TALCB has adopted new rules to create an ACE program including measures to ensure compliance. These rules are located in §153.40 and §153.41 of Board rules, which became effective on September 1, 2019.
How does this affect appraiser license holders?
License holders can ensure the courses they take for ACE credit are approved by referencing the list of approved ACE Courses available on the TALCB website.
TALCB has adopted rules that require ACE providers to become licensed by the agency and to submit courses directly to TALCB for pre-approval. Although these rules are effective on September 1, 2019, ACE provider and course application forms are available for immediate use to give providers ample time to prepare for these changes. Courses approved under the new rules before the effective date of September 1, 2019, may not be offered until September 1, 2019. If you are seeking approval to offer a NEW course that will be presented be
TALCB is pleased to announce the launch of our new application status tracker!
This new tool is an easy way for anyone to track the status of initial applications, reducing delays and confusion about what comes next. This new tool is available for all appraiser license types, including Appraiser Trainees.
The Survey Research Institute at the Hobby School of Public Affairs is conducting a study on behalf of the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board to learn more about the experiences of appraisers in the state of Texas.
Appraisers have been invited to take part in the survey by email on May 29. This survey asks questions about experiences in the field, the types of appraisals conducted, fees paid, and the factors that affect these fees.
Last month, TALCB Appraiser/Investigator Marjorie Caldwell briefly described the experience audit process that all trainees must satisfactorily complete in order to become a licensed or certified appraiser in the State of Texas. Appraisers who want to upgrade from Licensed Residential Appraiser to Certified (Residential or General) Appraiser must also satisfactorily complete the audit process. The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB), state law (Texas Occupations Code 1103 (the Act) and the Texas Appraiser Licensing
The Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted changes to the education and experience criteria for real property appraisers with an effective date of May 1, 2018, and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board adopted rules to implement these changes in Texas to coincide with the AQB effective date. Under the new criteria, no college-level education is required to obtain a Licensed Residential appraiser credential.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board takes pride in providing high quality education and licensing services, and effective consumer protection across Texas. In recent months, there have been significant issues with the quality of customer service we are providing to consumers and to our license holders. I take personal responsibility for addressing these issues. I want you to know that I – along with the entire Texas Licencing and Certification Board staff – recognize your frustrations, and we are committed to solving these issues.