Happy October to all of you! I hope this message finds you well. I am grateful that the weather seems to be changing a bit so that we can get outside and enjoy.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce a new online transaction for ACE Providers. This transaction will allow Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) providers to pay the fee for a One-Time Classroom Course Offering (i.e.: lunch and learn) online using TALCB Online Services.
TALCB ACE providers are required to provide students with a course evaluation form. These forms are approved by the Board and offer valuable feedback to Board staff and providers.
There are two versions available to students, and both can be found on the TALCB website. The recently updated online version of the course evaluation form allows students to search for a course by the provider. Students can access this evaluation any time after the course has concluded.
Board rules require education providers to provide all students the Course Evaluation form approved by the Board, or a link to the online version of the form available on the TALCB website. As a reminder, course evaluations submitted to an education provider are subject to a four-year record retention requirement.
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) arm of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), authorized by The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), has extended a temporary alternative to courses approved for classroom delivery through December 31, 2021.
Course Applications and Fees
When preparing course applications, be sure they are filled out completely, all necessary documents are included and the fee is accurately calculated. Course applications and fees received separately will be sent back to the provider.
All providers are required to provide each student with a course evaluation form approved by the Commission or Board.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the updated CE Posting System. This system allows providers of appraiser CE (ACE) courses to post course credit directly into the agency’s system of record. Providers are required to post course credit within 10 days of course completion. If credit is not posted within 10 days of course completion, license holders should contact their education provider. The CE Posting System is only accessible to approved ACE providers and is not used to post qualifying or pre-licensing education.
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.