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  • 2017 Legislative Update from TALCB

    Memorial Day was the last day of the 85th Legislative session. Several bills were filed this session relating to the agency and its license holders but not all of those bills made it through the process.  Following is a summary of bills that passed both houses of the Legislature and have direct effect on license holders.

  • From the Chair of the Board

    The Board met on Friday May 5th for its regular quarterly meeting with 100% of members in attendance.  In addition to hearing updates on customer service, license processing, exam administration, complaint investigation and enforcement, and financial performance matters, other administrative business was also accomplished, including an update on the long-term facilities master plan, appointment of investment officers and the annual report of appraiser demographics in Texas.

  • Voluntary Review of Appraisal Work Product for Trainees

    The typical path to becoming a licensed appraiser in Texas is to first become an appraiser trainee supervised by a certified appraiser in Texas.  Like an apprentice learning a skilled trade, trainees work under the direction of their supervisory appraiser while gaining experience in the appraisal profession.

  • License Exams Now Available On Military Installations

    Texas Appraisers Licensure exams are now conveniently available at over 200 Pearson VUE test centers as well as on military installations across the globe for service members, spouses, dependents, and contractors with authorized base access.

  • License Count and Complaint Totals Announced

    The most recent available numbers of licenses and complaints. These numbers will be updated each month, so check back for the most recent totals.
  • Appraiser Complaint Rates Clarified

    You may have heard about or read an article published in the Spring 2017 edition of Appraisal Buzz magazine entitled “When You Get Notice of a State Complaint”. This article discusses the complaint process in general and what to consider if you receive a complaint about your appraisal practice.

  • From the Chair of the Board

    The Board met for its regular quarterly meeting on Thursday, February 9th to elect officers, appoint committees and mentors, propose and adopt rules, and consider disciplinary cases. It was a full agenda as usual and staff did a great job of preparing for the many business items we needed to attend to.

  • 2018-19 USPAP Revisions: What has Changed? Part One

    In February 2017, the Appraisal Standards Board (ASB) of the Appraisal Foundation adopted revisions to the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) for the 2018-19 edition. This process began with the issuance of a Discussion Draft in January 2016 and was followed by three exposure drafts of proposed revisions to USPAP. The changes adopted by the ASB at its meeting on February 3, 2017, will be incorporated in the 2018-19 edition of USPAP and associated guidance materials.

  • Fee Survey Announced for Appraisers and AMCs

    TALCB has commissioned a survey of appraisers and AMCs in Texas to document fees paid for appraisal reports in 2016.

  • Fingerprints Now Required for Appraisers

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    Applicants must submit fingerprints to apply for or renew a license.