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  • 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.

  • Wondering How to Become a Real Estate Appraiser in Texas? Attend This Free Event

    What does it mean to be an appraiser and what does it take to become one? Entering the industry includes many hours of instruction and some money. But now, there is renewed focus on opportunity.  

  • New Info on PAREA as Launch Dates get Closer


    There is more demand than supply. Hands-on experience is a requirement to become a real property appraiser, however the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) has fielded numerous calls from appraiser trainees expressing frustration over there not being enough resources for them to fulfill experience requirements. 

  • 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.