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. . . "What's New" items from TALCB's home page (up to 2 years ago)


(item added 8/19/2014)

Effective September 2, 2014, the Texas Real Estate Commission and the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board examinations will be administered by Pearson VUE. Applicants who have received their Candidate Information Brochure, may contact Pearson VUE on August 28, 2014 at 1-800-997-1248 and begin scheduling exam appointments. PSI will provide the exams through August 31, 2014.

The real estate exams are offered in two portions; State and National. If an applicant passes one portion of the exam through PSI, the failed portion will need to be passed through Pearson VUE. Both portions will not be required to be passed through Pearson VUE . . . read more.


(item added 05/27/2014)

Effective January 1, 2015, The AQB has adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria. pdf iconNew Appraiser Qualifications Board Requirements.


(item added 02/13/2014)

Governor Perry has appointed a new public member to the Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board . . . read more


(item added 01/21/2014)

Governor Rick Perry has appointed two members to the Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee . . . read more


(item added 06/6/2013)

Commission and Board Announces New Electronic Minutes. TREC and TALCB meeting minutes now integrated with video and easier to use. . . . read more


(item added 02/26/2013)

Governor Perry has appointed one new member and reappointed three members to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board . . . read more


(item added 02/05/2013)

Governor Rick Perry has appointed two members to the Appraisal Management Company Advisory Committee . . . read more


(item added 11/20/2012)

TALCB policy for certain property tax consulting work by appraisers . . . read more


(item added 11/14/2012)

New Public Member Appointed to Appraiser Board . . . read more


(item added 11/06/2012)

Texas A&M Real Estate Center Appraisers and Appraisal Management Company Survey Results Announced . . . read more


(item added 07/06/2012)

TALCB Members Reappointed to Serve on the Board - Governor Rick Perry has reappointed four members to the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board. . . read more


(item added 06/19/2012)

New AQB Requirements will be effective on January 1, 2015 The Appraiser Qualifications Board has adopted changes to the Real Property Appraiser Qualification Criteria that will take effect January 1, 2015 . . . read more


(item added 03/22/2012)

New TREC Advisor / TALCB Bulletin/ Inspector Insight Available Online . . . read more


(item added 03/19/2012)

Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board Announces the Launch of Appraisal Management Company Registration. . . . read more


(item added 02/28/2012)

TREC and TALCB Schedule Strategic Plan Input Meetings . . . read more


(item added 11/01/2011)

Appraiser Trainees: Effective November 1, 2011, the license period for appraiser trainees will change from one year to two years and appraiser trainees may request inactive status.


(item added 11/01/2011)

EXAMINATIONS: Effective November 1, 2011, Applicants who submit an application must pass the exam within one year of the application filing date. House Bill 2375 prohibits an applicant who has failed the examination three times from retaking it until he or she has completed additional education as required by the Board. The applicant who has failed the exam by one to five points will be required to take 15 hours of additional education. An applicant who has failed the exam by six to ten points will be required to take 30 hours, etc., with a maximum of 60 hours of additional education.


(item added 11/01/2011)

NATIONAL REGISTRY FEE: Effective January 1, 2012, The National Registry fee will increase to $40/year ($80 per two-year license). The increased fee will be required for all licenses issued on or after January 1, 2012, timely renewals of licenses expiring after December 31, 2011, and all late renewals filed on or after January 1, 2012. This change was initiated by the Appraisal Subcommittee (ASC), as required by Federal law, and all registry fees are forwarded to the ASC.


(item added 09/20/2011)

Important Notice To All License Holders And Registrants At TREC & TALCB . . . read more


(item added 5/29/2011)

Change in Appraiser Continuing Education (ACE) Requirements for Appraiser Trainees Appraiser Trainees must now submit 14 classroom hours of ACE for each annual renewal. The 14 hours must include the 7-hour National USPAP Update course every two years.


(item added 5/29/2011)

New Renewal Fees Process changes have eliminated charges of up to $100 to renew a license or certification after expiration, and renewal fees for late renewals have been established at a rate of 1.5 times the regular fee up to 90 days after expiration and two times the regular fee from 91 days to one year after expiration. To avoid the new fees, be sure to submit your renewal prior to expiration.


(item added 5/29/2011)

Electronic Delivery of Renewal Notices Renewal notices will be delivered electronically to appraisers with expiration dates of November 30, 2010 and after.


(item added 5/29/2011)

Request for Criminal History Evaluation Appraiser applicants may seek a determination regarding their criminal history prior to filing an application for licensure. Applicants should submit a pdf icon Request for Criminal History Evaluation form and $30 filing fee. Filing the request will allow applicants to obtain determinations as to whether their criminal history will prevent them from obtaining a license or certification prior to the payment of application filing fees. Requests will be processed under the same honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness standards as applications for licensure or certification.


(item added 5/29/2011)

Appraiser Applicants: Please Note ONLY THE Appraiser Experience Log FORM MAY BE USED BY AN APPLICANT TO SUBMIT APPRAISAL EXPERIENCE FOR THE EXPERIENCE AUDITS. As of July 1, 2008, the Appraisal Subcommittee requires that the appraiser and supervisor identify the areas of participation in the appraisal process for every valuation service or assignment. The Appraisal Experience Affidavit must accompany the Appraiser Experience Log.


(item added 5/29/2011)

pdf iconErrors & Omissions Insurance Response The TALCB addresses the topic of Errors and Omissions (E&O) Insurance. more


(item added 5/29/2011)

pdf iconForeclosures and REOs See this new TALCB article that will help dispel a myth about "foreclosures". more


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