The agency continues to evaluate the impact COVID-19 may have on all aspects of agency operations, including those related to the regulatory and licensing functions of the agency.
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Impact of COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions
TALCB Fee Changes as of January 2, 2020
The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has worked hard over the past year to improve efficiencies and reduce the burden on license holders who conduct business with the agency. TALCB has also hired additional staff to implement legislative changes resulting from the agency’s sunset review and utilized contract review appraisers to eliminate the backlog of certified general experience audits.
From the Commissioner - January 2020
Change is in the air! A new year, a new decade, and of course changes at TALCB too. I start the year and this new position as TALCB’s commissioner with great expectations and excitement for the future. My predecessor, Doug Oldmixon’s presence will continue through March, which is very helpful to me and our agency through this leadership transition. I am grateful for the gradual transition and Doug’s willingness to impart his knowledge. Doug will leave behind a legacy of strong leadership
Print License History on Demand
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board is pleased to announce the launch of our new automated Certified License History tool. This new feature allows anyone to print a certified license history ON DEMAND for FREE! This is just one more way TALCB is working to simplify our processes to provide excellent customer service.
From the Commissioner - December 2019
December is upon us and the Holiday Season has begun in earnest. From our agency to your offices and homes, we wish you all the very best of blessings of the Season and a prosperous New Year in 2020. At TREC & TALCB we are celebrating the selection of our next Executive Director and Commissioner who will take on those responsibilities effective January 1st.
From the Chair - December 2019
To my fellow license holders that have not yet heard from me since my appointment as Board Chair in September, I would like to introduce myself.
TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs
What is the AMC National Registry?
UPDATE: Announcing the New Enhanced Application Status Tracker!
TALCB is pleased to announce an enhancement to our online application status tracker. TALCB launched its application tracker in August 2019 to provide an simple way to determine the current status of an open application and an easy way follow it through the entire process.
Big Changes to Criminal History Process to Benefit You
Effective January 2, 2020, TREC and TALCB will activate the FBI rap back program for all of the Agency’s license holders.
What is the FBI Rap Back Program?
The FBI rap back program allows TREC and TALCB to receive criminal history information on our license holders in real-time. This replaces the Agency's current practice of performing a subsequent background check at the time of a license holder's renewal.
Board Announces New Commissioner
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) is pleased to announce Chelsea Buchholtz as Executive Director of TREC effective January 1, 2020. She will be the first female executive director in TREC’s history. The Executive Director also serves as the Commissioner of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB), who participated significantly in the selection process. Ms. Buchholtz currently serves as the Commission’s General Counsel.