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TALCB Fee Changes as of January 2, 2020

The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has worked hard over the past year to improve efficiencies and reduce the burden on license holders who conduct business with the agency. TALCB has also hired additional staff to implement legislative changes resulting from the agency’s sunset review and utilized contract review appraisers to eliminate the backlog of certified general experience audits. All of these efforts have resulted in a variety of fee changes for TALCB license holders that took effect on January 2, 2020.

From the Commissioner - December 2019

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.

Big Changes to Criminal History Process to Benefit You

Effective January 2, 2020, TREC and TALCB will activate the FBI rap back program for all of the Agency’s license holders.

What is the FBI Rap Back Program?

The FBI rap back program allows TREC and TALCB to receive criminal history information on our license holders in real-time. This replaces the Agency's current practice of performing a subsequent background check at the time of a license holder's renewal.

From the Commissioner - November 2019

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.

Using Recognized Methods and Techniques – Part II

In this article, we continue our discussion from Using Recognized Methods and Techniques - Part I published previously, as we explore the use of recognized methods and techniques to develop adjustments when using the sales comparison approach for a residential appraisal, answer a frequently asked question, and identify resources available to assist an appraiser.

What is the Experience Audit Process Anyway?

The law requires TALCB to audit the work product of all applicants for an appraiser license in Texas. TALCB must verify that the experience claimed generally complies with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP), the Rules (“Rules”) of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB), and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act (“Act”) as of the date of the appraisal report.

AQB Criteria Changes Effective May 1, 2018

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.