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ACE One-Time Course Offering Online Transaction Now Available

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce a new online transaction for ACE Providers.  This transaction will allow Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) providers to pay the fee for a One-Time Classroom Course Offering (i.e.: lunch and learn) online using TALCB Online Services.

Submit Your Course Evaluations to TALCB

TALCB ACE providers are required to provide students with a course evaluation form. These forms are approved by the Board and offer valuable feedback to Board staff and providers.

There are two versions available to students, and both can be found on the TALCB website. The recently updated online version of the course evaluation form allows students to search for a course by the provider. Students can access this evaluation any time after the course has concluded.

Providers: Changes to Pre-License Education and Examination Rules

The Board recently adopted rule amendments to TAC 153.11(a)(4) that reduce the number of hours of additional qualifying education required when an applicant fails a licensing examination three times, from 30 to 15 hours. Please be sure that you update any references to this requirement on your website and any other advertising materials.  

Helpful Reminders and Tips for Education Providers

Course Applications and Fees

When preparing course applications, be sure they are filled out completely, all necessary documents are included and the fee is accurately calculated.  Course applications and fees received separately will be sent back to the provider. 

Course Evaluations

All providers are required to provide each student with a course evaluation form approved by the Commission or Board.

Updates to the Continuing Education (CE) Posting System

The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) is pleased to announce the updated CE Posting System. This system allows providers of appraiser CE (ACE) courses to post course credit directly into the agency’s system of record. Providers are required to post course credit within 10 days of course completion. If credit is not posted within 10 days of course completion, license holders should contact their education provider.  The CE Posting System is only accessible to approved ACE providers and is not used to post qualifying or pre-licensing education. 

Licensing Exam Sites Re-Opening

TALCB and Pearson VUE announce licensing exam centers to slowly re-open around the state after swift closure in March in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  TALCB partners with Pearson VUE to offer licensing examinations.  Pearson VUE operates both company-owned exam sites and third party sites.  TALCB has authorized the use of all Pearson VUE third party sites to expand exam capacity during this unprecedented time.  All sites continue to enforce social distancing measures and safety requirements in line with local jurisdictions.  Due to social distancing requirements, exam sites are operat

New Rules for ACE Providers and Courses

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 be

AQB Criteria Changes Effective May 1, 2018

The Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB) adopted changes to the education and experience criteria for real property appraisers with an effective date of May 1, 2018, and the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board adopted rules to implement these changes in Texas to coincide with the AQB effective date. Under the new criteria, no college-level education is required to obtain a Licensed Residential appraiser credential.