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News and Articles
From the Commissioner - November 2019
Appraiser Continuing Education Provider Requirements
TALCB has adopted new rules to create an ACE program including measures to ensure compliance. These rules are located in §153.40 and §153.41 of Board rules, which became effective on September 1, 2019.
From the General Counsel - October 2019
We welcome Sara Oates as the newly appointed Chair of the Board and Stephanie Robinson and Lisa Sprinkle as two new public members of the Board. For more information about our new Board members, please review the appointment announcement on the TALCB website. These new members will be hitting the ground running as we gear up for the strategic planning process and November meetings.
Appraiser and AMC Fee Survey Results Announced
TALCB is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Appraiser and AMC Fee Survey. TALCB engaged the Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston to conduct a survey to learn more about the practices of appraisers and appraisal management companies (AMCs) that operate in the state of Texas.
TALCB Issues Position Statement Regarding Appraiser Performance of Evaluations
At its meeting on September 6, 2019, the Board considered the issue of appraiser performance of evaluations. Several stakeholders and members of the public attended the meeting and provided comments on this matter. In addition to those commenters who came to the meeting and spoke in person, the Board also received written comments from stakeholders and members of the public that were submitted before the September 6th meeting.
TALCB Proposes Procedural Rule for AMC National Registry
The AMC Registry is a national database of Appraisal Management Companies (AMCs) that is maintained by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC) to facilitate the sharing of information between states that regulate AMCs. The AMC Registry is also open to the public and may be used by clients and consumers to view certain information about an AMC.
Agency Seeking Commissioner
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is hiring a new Commissioner. Our long-serving Commissioner, Douglas Oldmixon, is retiring at the end of March 2020. The Commissioner serves as the agency leader for both TALCB and for the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC), and is responsible for organizational culture and day-to-day operations of the agency.
End of Year Customer Service Update
In April of 2018, the Executive Director of the Agency reached out to our stakeholders and to the public to acknowledge that the customer service the Agency was providing was unacceptable and that we were working diligently to find sustainable solutions to resolve these issues.
New Rules for ACE Providers and Courses
TALCB has adopted rules that require ACE providers to become licensed by the agency and to submit courses directly to TALCB for pre-approval. Although these rules are effective on September 1, 2019, ACE provider and course application forms are available for immediate use to give providers ample time to prepare for these changes. Courses approved under the new rules before the effective date of September 1, 2019, may not be offered u
From the Commissioner - August 2019
August is here with all of its heat, and it’s the last month of the fiscal year for the Agency. August also means both the Commission and Board will have their regularly scheduled meetings this month and that the agendas will be busy –as they always are after a legislative session.