In 2019, the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board approved rules that increase fees in order to improve customer service and provide a higher level of support for license holders. As the second phase of the approved rules, effective January 1, 2022, certain initial application and renewal fees are increasing.
The application and renewal fees will increase by:
September in Texas. The month we wish for fall, with pumpkin spice lattes and cooler weather. In reality, we have to wait many more weeks before going outside without melting in the sun. Here’s to the first cold front coming soon.
ACE One-Time Course Offering Online Transaction Now Available
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.
Summer is almost over, and I cannot believe how quickly time has flown. What we do is a key part of the real estate industry in Texas, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to work in this state with so many hardworking, knowledgeable license holders who make a difference in the lives of so many Texans every day.
Newly passed evaluations bill: What appraisers need to know
The 87th Texas Legislature passed House Bill 2533 which allows Texas appraisers to complete evaluations without complying with the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP). Prior to this change, Chapter 1103 of the Occupations Code required appraisers licensed or certified in Texas to comply with USPAP when performing an evaluation of real property.
Memorial Day was the last day of the Regular 87th Legislative session. While there were several bills filed this session relating to the agency and its license holders, not all of those bills made it through the process. The following is a summary of bills that passed both houses of the Legislature and have a direct effect on license holders. The agency is currently working on implementing the provisions of these bills.
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) recently amended several rules to allow more transparency in the complaint process. These changes are a result of discussion and consideration of the Board, Board committees, and feedback from stakeholders. The changes include: