The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, began January 10, 2023, and ended May 29, 2023. This session opened with the Texas Appraiser Licensing Board (TALCB) following 358 bills relevant to the administration of the agency.
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88th Texas Legislative Session update, and its impact on TALCB06/05/2023
TALCB May meeting recap: addressing bias, PAREA launches, new online resources05/24/2023
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board met on Friday May 19 at headquarters in Austin. TALCB Chair, Sarah Oates, opened the meeting by welcoming new Board Member John H. Eichelberger, III. Chair Oates also thanked outgoing Board Member Clayton Black for his service and acknowledged the reappointment of Board Member Rolando Castro.
Appraiser Awareness: TALCB receiving tips on discriminatory language05/05/2023
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is receiving state tips from Fannie Mae on discriminatory language in appraisals. Both organizations are working to make appraisers aware of the issue.
Be mindful of your practice
Appraisers should exercise care to avoid comments in a report that may be perceived as biased or illegally discriminatory.
Appointees officially confirmed to the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board04/27/2023
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to welcome John H. Eichelberger, III as a new member, and the reappointment of Rolando Castro. Both were confirmed by the Texas Senate on April 26, 2023. Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed them with terms set to expire on January 31, 2029.
TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs03/23/2023
What is the AMC National Registry?
TALCB Makes Updates to Mentorship Program, Adopts Rules, and Discusses AQB Exposure Draft03/08/2023
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board met last month and appointed Board Member Mark McAnally as secretary with Martha Gayle Reid Lynch re-appointed as vice chair.
TALCB Mentorship Program Updates
The Board approved a new process for appointing new TALCB Mentors yearly. TALCB Mentors work one on one with appraisers required to complete remedial education.
Gov. Abbott Appoints Raheela Ahsan to AMC Advisory Committee03/01/2023
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Raheela Ahsan of Dallas to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board's (TALCB) Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. The Committee advises TALCB and makes recommendations on matters relating to the regulation of appraisal management companies.
TALCB Meeting: February 302/03/2023
The Texas Appraiser Certification and Licensing Board Meeting was held Friday, February 3, at 9 a.m. in Austin. Download the meeting agenda and materials. A recording and recap of the meeting will be available at talcb.texas.gov.
What is the TALCB Mentorship Program?12/27/2022
Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board Mentors are an essential component in ensuring appraiser competency. Mentors are licensed appraisers who have 10 or more years of experience, no disciplinary history, and are certified Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) instructors or approved instructors for other recognizable appraiser designations.
Annual AMC Registry Reporting Starts in January 202312/22/2022
Appraisal Management Companies registered with TALCB must complete AMC National Registry mandatory reporting and pay the registration fee by March 31, 2023. AMCs that do not timely comply will not be added to the national registry, resulting in ineligibility to perform services on federally related transactions. In addition, failure to timely comply will result in a late fee of $500 and may result in disciplinary action.
TALCB Complaint Portal Launched09/14/2021
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the TALCB complaint portal.
TALCB Complaint Process Updates06/15/2021
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: