The Board recently adopted rule amendments to TAC 153.11(a)(4) that reduce the number of hours of additional qualifying education required when an applicant fails a licensing examination three times, from 30 to 15 hours.
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Providers: Changes to Pre-License Education and Examination Rules
From the Commissioner - January 2021
Happy New Year! I hope you all had a safe and happy holiday. I anticipated the start of 2021 with great excitement, as I expect many of you did as well.
TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs
What is the AMC National Registry?
From the Chair - December 2020
The year 2020 will undoubtedly be remembered by each one of us. After enduring the stay at home orders, many of us emerged to an extremely busy year as appraisers. All of us emerged to a new normal. Despite the interruptions, the Board also forged ahead in our work serving the great state of Texas. At our last quarterly board meeting of 2020 in mid-November, we welcomed a new board member, Rolando Castro of Cypress, and a new AMC Advisory Committee Member, Julia Hayes of Beaumont.
TALCB Looking For Mentors
TALCB is accepting applications to become an approved Mentor. Volunteering to become a Mentor is a way for an experienced appraiser to serve the public interest and contribute to the appraisal profession by working one-on-one with appraisers required to complete remedial training and education. Mentors agree to serve for a two-year period and are a key component of the agency's process to ensure appraiser competence.
Mission Moment with Board Member Stephanie Robinson
At the November Board meeting, TALCB chair Sara Oates asked public member Stephanie Robinson to share her views on the work and mission of the Board. Her thoughts are below:
TALCB Recognizes Extension of AQB Temporary Relief for Classroom Courses
The Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) arm of The Appraisal Foundation (TAF), authorized by The Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), has extended a temporary alternative to courses approved for classroom delivery through December 31, 2021.
Remember to Fill Out Online Course Evaluations
License holders are encouraged to complete a course evaluation each time they complete a course through a TREC or TALCB approved education provider.
Helpful Reminders and Tips for Education Providers
Course Applications and Fees
When preparing course applications, be sure they are filled out completely, all necessary documents are included and the fee is accurately calculated. Course applications and fees received separately will be sent back to the provider.
All providers are required to provide each student with a course evaluation form approved by the Commission or Board.
Updates to the Continuing Education (CE) Posting System
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the updated CE Posting System. This system allows providers of appraiser CE (ACE) courses to post course credit directly into the agency’s system of record. Providers are required to post course credit within 10 days of course completion.