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Steps To A Texas Appraisal License

Effective January 1, 2015

The following changes will be effective on January 1, 2015 and will affect anyone who is just getting started.

  • All education and experience will need to be completed prior to taking the Exam
  • Licensed Appraisers will need to have an Associates Degree or higher.
  • Certified Residential Appraisers will need to have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Trainees will be required to take a course oriented to the requirements and responsibilities of Trainee Appraisers and supervisory Appraisers (Coming Soon)
  • All applicants will be required to undergo a background check
Step 1
Complete the core educational requirements at Champions School of Real Estate®
Appraiser Trainee Program Licensed Appraiser Program
  • Appraisal 1 (30Hrs AQE)
    Basic Appraisal Principles
  • Appraisal 2 (30Hrs AQE)
    Basic Appraisal Procedures
  • USPAP (15Hrs AQE)
    Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice - This course must be completed within 24 months of filing your TALCB Application.
  • Appraisal 3 (15Hrs AQE)
    Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
  • Appraisal 4 (15Hrs AQE)
    Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
  • Appraisal 5 (30Hrs AQE)
    Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
  • Appraisal 7 (15Hrs AQE)
    Residential Report Writing

NOTE: Students must purchase and bring an HP 17B or HP 12C Calculator with them to class.
AQE = Appraiser Qualifying Education

$1449 Program saves you - 150-hour Program includes the above courses, textbooks, prep course, and "Through the Eyes of an Appraiser" DVD. Register in the 150 hour Licensed Appraiser Course Program now!

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200-Hour Certified Residential Appraiser Online Program
Enroll in the education requirements needed to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. (LEARN MORE)
$1999

200-Hour Certified Residential Appraiser Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 200 hour Certified Residential Appraiser Program is $1,999. This program price includes the ten courses required to meet the educational requirements to become a Certified Residential Appraiser. In addition, you must also have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university and Provide 2,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 24 months (2 years). Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP.**Textbooks not included for online Appraisal courses**

TEXAS APPRAISER Program OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this Texas Appraiser program include:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal 1 (30 hrs AQE)
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal 2 (30 hrs AQE)
  • 30-hour Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, Appraisal 5 (30 hrs AQE)
  • 20-hour Specialized Residential Appraisal Topics (20 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Appraisal 3 (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Appraisal 4 (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Residential Report Writing for Appraisers, Appraisal 7 (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)* (15 hrs AQE)
    • This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.

154-Hour Licensed Appraiser Program
Enroll today to satisfy the education requirements necessary to become a state licensed appraiser including the Texas Trainee Supervisory course! This package also includes the the exam prep course. (LEARN MORE)
$1529   /  

154-Hour Licensed Appraiser Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 154 hour Licensed Appraiser Program is $1529. This program price includes the required courses, textbooks, and the exam prep course. Please note that all courses, with the exception of the 15-hour USPAP, are offered exclusively via our Live Broadcast delivery method. To read more about Live Broadcast delivery method please click here. As a Licensed Appraiser, you may appraise Residential 1-4 non-complex properties with a transaction value of less than $1,000,000 and complex properties with a transaction value of less than $250,000.

TEXAS APPRAISER PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal 1 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal 2 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Appraisal 3 (15 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Appraisal 4 (15 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 30-hour Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, Appraisal 5 (30 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Report Writing for Appraisers, Appraisal 6 (15 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour USPAP* (15 hrs AQE) - Classroom ONLY
    • *This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.
  • 4-hour Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee (4 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast

Live Broadcast can be taken from the comfort of your own home or office or you can go into anyone of our campuses and watch the LIVE Broadcast in one of our testing rooms.


150-Hour Licensed Appraiser Program
Enroll in the education requirements needed to become a state licensed appraiser and also receive our exam prep course. (LEARN MORE)
$1449   /  

150-Hour Licensed Appraiser Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 150 hour Licensed Appraiser Program is $1449. This program price includes the courses, textbooks, and the exam prep course. Please note that all courses, with the exception of the 15-hour USPAP, are offered exclusively via our Live Broadcast delivery method. To read more about Live Broadcast delivery method please click here. As a Licensed Appraiser, you may appraise Residential 1-4 non-complex properties with a transaction value of less than $1,000,000 and complex properties with a transaction value of less than $250,000.

TEXAS APPRAISER PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal 1 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal 2 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Appraisal 3 (15 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Appraisal 4 (15 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 30-hour Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, Appraisal 5 (30 hrs AQE)
    - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour Residential Report Writing for Appraisers, Appraisal 6 (15 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour USPAP* (15 hrs AQE) - Classroom ONLY
    • *This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.

Live Broadcast can be taken from the comfort of your own home or office or you can go into anyone of our campuses and watch the LIVE Broadcast in one of our testing rooms.


150-Hour Licensed Appraiser Online Program
Enroll in the education requirements needed to become a state Licensed Appraiser. (LEARN MORE)
$1449

150-Hour Licensed Appraiser Program (Online)

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 150 hour Licensed Appraiser Program is $1449. This program price includes all the courses necessary to become a Licensed Appraiser in a convenient online format. Congratulations! As a Licensed Appraiser, you may appraise Residential 1-4 non-complex properties with a transaction value of less than $1,000,000 and complex properties with a transaction value of less than $250,000.

TEXAS APPRAISER PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal 1 (30 hrs AQE and 28 hrs CE)
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal 2 (30 hrs AQE and 28 hrs CE)
  • 15-hour Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use, Appraisal 3 (15 hrs AQE and 14 hrs CE)
  • 15-hour Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach, Appraisal 4 (15 hrs AQE and 14 hrs CE)
  • 30-hour Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches, Appraisal 5 (30 hrs AQE and 28 hrs CE)
  • 15-hour Residential Report Writing for Appraisers, Appraisal 7 (15 hrs AQE and 14 hrs CE)
  • 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)* (15 hrs AQE and 14 hrs CE)
    • *This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.

79-Hour Appraiser Trainee Program w/ Supervising the Trainee
Complete the education requirements needed to become an Appraiser Trainee along with the Super-Trainee course, online. (LEARN MORE)
$849

79-Hour Appraiser Trainee Program w/ Supervising the Trainee

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 79 hour Appraiser Trainee Online Program with the Supervising the Trainee Course is $849. The 79-hour online program includes the courses required by TALCB to obtain your trainee license. Congratulations! You can now begin earning Appraisal experience hours in order to become a Licensed Texas Appraiser. **Textbooks not included for online Appraisal courses**

TEXAS APPRAISER PROGRAM OUTLINE:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal I (30 hrs AQE)
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal II (30 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) (15 hrs AQE)
    • This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.
  • 4-hour Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee

Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee

Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee is designed to assist in creating competent appraisers who can continually promote and reinforce ethical appraisal practice, abide by Texas and national laws and regulations, and uphold an appropriate supervisory/trainee appraiser relationship. An overview is provided of the rules, requirements, and USPAP standards for supervisory and trainee appraisers, identifying the AQB and Texas state-specific’s requirements, and especially noting the credentialing requirements for supervisory and trainee appraisers.


75-Hour Appraiser Trainee Program
Come to campus to gain the education requirements needed to become a state licensed appraiser. (LEARN MORE)
$771   /  

75-Hour Appraiser Trainee Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 75-hour Appraiser Trainee Program is $771. This program price includes the courses and textbooks. Please note that all courses, with the exception of the 15-hour USPAP, are offered exclusively via our Live Broadcast delivery method. To read more about Live Broadcast delivery method please click here.

TEXAS APPRAISER Program OUTLINE:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal 1 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal 2 (30 hrs AQE) - Live Broadcast
  • 15-hour USPAP (15 hrs AQE) - Classroom ONLY
    • This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.

Live Broadcast can be taken from the comfort of your own home or office or you can go into anyone of our campuses and watch the LIVE Broadcast in one of our testing rooms.


75-Hour Appraiser Online Trainee Program
Complete the education requirements needed to become a state licensed appraiser, online. (LEARN MORE)
$771

75-Hour Appraiser Online Trainee Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 75 hour Appraiser Trainee Online Program is $771. The 75-hour online program includes the courses required by TALCB to obtain your license. Congratulations! You can now begin earning Appraisal experience hours in order to become a Licensed Texas Appraiser. **Textbooks not included for online Appraisal courses**

TEXAS APPRAISER Program OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this Texas Appraiser program include:

  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Principles, Appraisal I (30 hrs AQE)
  • 30-hour Basic Appraisal Procedures, Appraisal II (30 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) (15 hrs AQE)
    • This course must be completed within 24-months of filing your TALCB application.

50-Hour Certified Residential Upgrade Online Program
Includes the 50 hours necessary to upgrade from the Licensed Appraiser level program. (LEARN MORE)
$549

50-Hour Certified Residential Upgrade Program

ABOUT THIS PROGRAM:

The 50 hour Certified Residential Upgrade from License Level Program is $549. This program price includes the additional courses required to meet the 200 hour Certified Residential Appraiser License requirements if the 150-hour Appraiser Program was previously purchased. In addition to the 200 hours, you must also have a Bachelor’s Degree or higher from an accredited college or university and Provide 2,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 24 months (2 years). Experience may be acquired anytime during the appraiser's career when that person had legal authority to perform real estate appraisals. Appraisals must comply with USPAP. **Textbooks not included for online Appraisal courses**

TEXAS APPRAISER Program OUTLINE:

Some of the topics covered in this Texas Appraiser program include:

  • 20-hour Specialized Residential Appraisal Topics (20 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies (15 hrs AQE)
  • 15-hour Statistics, Modeling and Finance (15 hrs AQE)

Step 2
Submit 75-hours of Education and Application to Appraiser Trainee to TALCB.

Once you have completed Appraisal 1, Appraisal 2 and USPAP at Champions, you will now need to submit your education and Application for Approval as an Appraiser Trainee to TALCB in the "My License" system on the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board’s website at https://mylicense.state.tx.us. Click on "Register HERE to set up a user ID and password" and follow the steps to create an account. Once an account is created you will apply for a new license. The application fee for a Appraiser Trainee license is $325.

An Appraiser trainee applicant must have a sponsoring certified appraiser. The application must be completed and signed by the appraiser trainee applicant AND by each sponsoring certified appraiser. While a trainee is not limited to a specific number of sponsors, a sponsor may not sponsor more than three trainees at one time.

Step 3
Complete your 2000 Hours of Experience Over a Minimum of a 12-month period
The Texas Appraiser’s Licensing Certification Board (TALCB) requires that you legally complete 2000 hours of experience supported by written reports prior to receiving your license.  You must be sponsored and supervised by a Certified Appraiser ($304 Trainee application fee to TALCB).  This generally equates to 250-300 residential appraisals.  If you qualify under the new licensing requirements, you may take longer than 12 months.
Step 4
Submit your Licensed Appraiser Application to TALCB
Submit completed application, experience log, signed affidavit and $350 application fee to the TALCB. Note: You must be at least 18 years of age and a legal resident of Texas for at least 60 days immediately before filing your application. Applications are located at www.talcb.texas.gov.
Step 5
Take the State Exam Prep course at Champions School of Real Estate®.
After completing your required courses, we strongly recommend that you complete the Texas State Exam Prep Course to ensure you are prepared for the Texas State Appraiser License Exam.
Step 6
Take the State Exam at Pearson Vue
Your State Exam will consist of 150 multiple choice questions with a total of 6 hours to complete the exam. The cost is $54 payable to Pearson Vue. Appointments can be made by calling (800) 997-1248 or visiting www.pearsonvue.com/tx/appraisers/. You will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the testing center.

To Register for the State Exam applicant may apply
  1. Over the Phone - Call Pearson Vue toll-free at (800) 997-1248.
    • Registration Times
      • Weekdays 7:00am - 10:00pm
      • Saturday 7:00am - 4:00pm
      • Sunday 9:00am - 3:00pm
      • Closed on Local Holidays
  2. Online - Register online at www.pearsonvue.com/tx/appraisers/
    • Registration Times
      • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
      • *Student will receive confirmation through email
Congratulations! As a Licensed Appraiser, you may appraise Residential 1-4 non-complex properties with a transaction value of less than $1,000,000 and complex properties with a transaction value of less than $250,000.

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