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 until September 1, 2019. If you are seeking approval to offer a NEW course that will be presented before September 1, please continue to use the Appraiser Continuing Education Request for Acceptance form. We have created some new Education Provider FAQs about this topic.
What does this mean?
Historically, education providers have submitted ACE courses to TALCB for “acceptance.” Previously, TALCB has only accepted courses already approved by the AQB or another state appraiser regulatory agency. The new rules allow TALCB staff to review and approve ACE providers and courses independent of approval by any other entity. For courses already approved by an entity such as the AQB or another state appraiser regulatory agency, approved ACE providers may register those courses with TALCB using the ACE Course Application.