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  • TALCB Meeting: February 3

    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?

    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 2023

    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 Discusses Complaints Alleging Appraisal Bias, Adopts and Proposes Rule Changes

    TALCB Meeting Recap

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board met December 2 and heard updates from staff, discussed the new partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division to each review consumer complaints that allege appraisal bias, and adopted and proposed changes to rules.

  • Is it Time for You to Take on a Trainee?

    Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have long allowed and encouraged the participation of trainees in the appraisal process, and lenders and secondary market participants are increasingly becoming more comfortable with appraisals performed by trainees, as research shows little difference in appraisal quality between real estate appraisers and trainees. (See Fannie Mae’s December 2021 Appraiser Update newsletter.)

  • Watch the TALCB Meeting on December 2

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    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board Meeting is Friday, December 2 at 9 a.m. CT in Austin. If you can't make it to the in-person meeting, you can watch the livestream. Download the meeting agenda and materials from the Meeting Details page.

  • Will Your Criminal Record or Disciplinary History Keep You from Getting Licensed?

    Prospective license holders must meet TALCB’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity. Certain elements of your background may disqualify you from obtaining a license, but you don’t have to wait until the final steps of the licensing process to find out. Save your time and money and request a Fitness Determination.

  • Texas State Agencies Partner to Address Appraisal Bias, Fair Housing Violations

    A new partnership between the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) and the Texas Workforce Commission Civil Rights Division (TWC) benefits Texas consumers who may experience discrimination or bias in their home appraisal.

  • Gov. Abbott Appoints 2 to Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee

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    Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Frank Towery Jr., and reappointed Julia Hayes to the Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee for terms set to expire on January 31, 2024.

    The Committee advises the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board and makes recommendations on matters relating to the regulation of appraisal management companies.

  • TALCB Adopts and Proposes Rule Changes and Extends Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers Application Period

    TALCB Meeting Recap

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board met in August and heard updates from staff, approved a new process for Volunteer Appraisal Reviewers, and adopted and proposed changes to rules.

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  • TALCB Complaint Portal Launched

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the launch of the TALCB complaint portal.

  • TALCB Complaint Process Updates

    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:

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