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  • Aspiring Appraisers: Texas is 1 of 5 States With no Additional Licensure Requirements

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) understands that becoming a licensed appraiser can be difficult. Minimum federal requirements consist of hundreds of hours of education, thousands of hours of experience, and an exam; also, each state has a right to impose its own requirements.

  • 88th Texas Legislative Session Update, and its Impact on TALCB

    The 88th Texas Legislature, Regular Session, began January 10, 2023, and ended May 29, 2023. This session opened with the Texas Appraiser Licensing Board (TALCB) following 358 bills relevant to the administration of the agency.

  • TALCB May Meeting Recap: Addressing Bias, PAREA Launches, new Online Resources

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board met on Friday May 19 at headquarters in Austin. TALCB Chair, Sarah Oates, opened the meeting by welcoming new Board Member John H. Eichelberger, III. Chair Oates also thanked outgoing Board Member Clayton Black for his service and acknowledged the reappointment of Board Member Rolando Castro. 

  • Appraiser Awareness: TALCB Receiving Tips on Discriminatory Language

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is receiving state tips from Fannie Mae on discriminatory language in appraisals. Both organizations are working to make appraisers aware of the issue. 

    Be Mindful of Your Practice

    Appraisers should exercise care to avoid comments in a report that may be perceived as biased or illegally discriminatory.

  • Appointees officially confirmed to the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to welcome John H. Eichelberger, III as a new member, and the reappointment of Rolando Castro. Both were confirmed by the Texas Senate on April 26, 2023. Texas Governor Greg Abbott appointed them with terms set to expire on January 31, 2029. 

  • TALCB's Process for the National Registry of AMCs

    What is the AMC National Registry?

  • TALCB Makes Updates to Mentorship Program, Adopts Rules, and Discusses AQB Exposure Draft

    The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board met last month and appointed Board Member Mark McAnally as secretary with Martha Gayle Reid Lynch re-appointed as vice chair.

    TALCB Mentorship Program Updates

    The Board approved a new process for appointing new TALCB Mentors yearly. TALCB Mentors work one on one with appraisers required to complete remedial education.

  • Gov. Abbott Appoints Raheela Ahsan to AMC Advisory Committee

    Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Raheela Ahsan of Dallas to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board's (TALCB) Appraisal Management Companies Advisory Committee. The Committee advises TALCB and makes recommendations on matters relating to the regulation of appraisal management companies.

  • 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

  • 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.