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Work Files No Longer Automatically Required For Audits

As part of the Board’s ongoing effort to reduce burdens on applicants, TALCB changed the experience audit process. TALCB will no longer automatically request a copy of work files at the start of the audit process. Appraisal reports will now be reviewed for general USPAP compliance and competency when they are submitted. If necessary, TALCB may request a copy of work files after the initial review to complete the audit.

TALCB Processing Dates

The processing dates provided below are updated every Thursday by 3:00 PM Central Time

The agency is taking precautions when handling mail due to COVID-19. The receipt of documents may be prolonged due to the necessary precautions.

The dates in the table reflect the Received Date of the documents that we are currently processing.  During the last two weeks of the month, we concentrate our efforts on processing timely submitted license renewals and supporting documents for license holders who expire at the end of that month.

UPDATED: TREC and TALCB has extended its waiver of all renewal and application deadlines through July 31

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, TALCB, based on approval by Governor Greg Abbott, is waiving all renewal and application deadlines until July 31, 2020. 

How does this extension affect you?  

Renewals – all license types 

Licensing Exam Sites Re-Opening

TALCB and Pearson VUE announce licensing exam centers to slowly re-open around the state after swift closure in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  TALCB partners with Pearson VUE to offer licensing examinations.  Pearson VUE operates both company-owned exam sites and third party sites.  TALCB has authorized the use of all Pearson VUE third party sites to expand exam capacity during this unprecedented time.  All sites continue to enforce social distancing measures and safety requirements in line with local jurisdictions.  Due to social distancing requirements, exam sites are operat

TALCB is Open for Business

COVID-19 has impacted daily life as we know it.  In the midst of this crisis, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) has worked to ensure continued service to license holders and the public while protecting our employees. As a result, our physical offices in Austin are closed to the public, and staff and operations have transitioned to working remotely. 

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.