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  • Annual AMC Registry Now Open

    Appraisal Management Companies registered with TALCB must complete AMC National Registry mandatory reporting and pay the registration fee by March 31, 2024. 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.

  • TACLB’s 2023 Highlights: New Board Member, Bias, Online Tools, Legislative Changes, and More

    2024 marks 33 years of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) and its work to safeguard consumers in real property appraisal services. As that new chapter soon opens, here are some highlights from the Board’s efforts during the last 12 months.

  • Meeting Recap: New Proposed Rules on License Reinstatement, AMC Fee

    Former Board Member Clayton BlackThe Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board’s (TALCB) final quarterly meeting of the year opened with goodbyes. The Board recognized Board Member Clayton Black (pictured, right) for his 10 years of service with the agency. Black’s first appointment to the Board was in February 2013.

  • Why Appraisal Bias Allegations are Getting a Closer Look

    In October 2022, the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) tapped the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Civil Rights Division for help in working towards making the appraisal industry bias-free.

  • Another Round of Scholarships for Aspiring Appraisers

    The Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) is including a virtual option to its USA tour. On October 24, ADI’s “How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser" workshop is hitting an online platform from 6-8 p.m.

  • PAREA Update: 6 Days Until First Launch

    The highly anticipated rollout of the first Practical Applications of Real Estate Appraisal (PAREA) program is now around the corner. After three years of development and one test release, the Appraisal Institute (AI) team says they are ready to release a licensed residential module.

  • License Holders’ Contact Information Becomes Private September 1

    A bill passed by the 88th Texas Legislature requires all licensing agencies, including the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board, to remove or redact certain details about applicants and current and past license holders in publicly available information, such as the T

  • Appraisers Know Their Jobs Aren’t Going Away: Here’s How to Join ’Em

    It was a room full of professionals with loads of knowledge that eager attendees were ready to pull from. This “How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser Workshop” was hosted in Houston by the Appraiser Diversity Initiative (ADI) on August 24. The series of speakers included Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification (TALCB) Director Melissa Tran (left, pictured at podium).

  • TALCB Meeting Recap: Emergency Rulemaking, Revised AMC Forms Adopted

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board's August meeting of 2023

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) met for its third quarter meeting of the year on August 18.

  • Mission Moment: Rolando Castro

    I started at TALCB in the summer of 2020. I was definitely unsure about what I was going to be doing here. I also knew I was only dipping my toe in the work of the Board, because I was completing a remaining term of a member who was leaving.