Everything You Need to Succeed as a Texas Appraiser
Prepare for a career in Texas Real Estate Appraisal with a complete education program designed to help you succeed as an Appraisal professional. Our courses will take you from learning basic principles of the business to having hands-on Appraisal experience. We provide every course you will need in order to meet the Texas Appraiser license requirements set forth by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB)!
With these 7 simple steps, you can get kick start a new career in Real Estate Appraisal! Experience the Champions Advantage with a selection of classroom and online courses that will satisfy the licensing requirements regardless of whether you want to earn a Certified Residential Appraiser or a Real estate Appraiser license! Click the steps below to learn all about the licensing process and enroll today to get started!
Appraiser Trainee Program Requirements:
Appraisal 1 (30-Hours AQE)
Basic Appraisal Principles
Appraisal 2 (30-Hours AQE)
Basic Appraisal Procedures
USPAP (15-Hours AQE)
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice
Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee (4-Hours AQE)
Licensed Residential Appraiser Program Requirements:
Appraisal 3 (15-Hours AQE)
Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best use
Appraisal 4 (15-Hours AQE)
Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
Appraisal 5 (30-Hours AQE)
Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches
Appraisal 7 (15-Hours AQE)
Residential Report Writing
*These courses can be completed during 1000-hour experience accrual period.
NOTE: Students must purchase and bring an HP 17B or HP 12C Calculator with them to class.
Once you have completed Appraisal 1, Appraisal 2, USPAP, and Texas Appraising for the Supervisor and Trainee 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://www.talcb.texas.gov/. 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.
The Texas Appraiser’s Licensing Certification Board (TALCB) requires that those seeking a Residential Appraiser license must legally acquire 1000 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 125-150 residential appraisals.
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.
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.
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, applicants may apply:
The programs listed below include the Qualifying Education (QE) courses required by the TALCB to earn a Texas Real Estate Appraiser Trainee license all the way up to a Certified Residential Appraisal License. The additional education required to upgrade your Trainee license are included in the higher priced programs.
Completion of the below courses will meet the educational requirements required to get your Certified Residential Appraisal license. Applicants for a Certified Residential Appraisal license must satisfy one of several college-level education requirements (Learn More).
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Completion of the below courses will meet the educational requirements required to get your Licensed Residential Real Property Appraisal license. This includes the required 4HR Supervisor Trainee course.
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Completion of the below courses will meet the educational requirements required to get your Licensed Residential Real Property Appraisal license.
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Completion of the below courses will meet the educational requirements required to obtain a Trainee Appraiser Residential Appraiser.
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The 50 hour Certified Residential Upgrade from License Level Program is $589. 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 one of six college-level education requirements set forth by the AQB and Provide 1,500 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 12 months (1 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.
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The following Appraisal QE courses are approved and available to students seeking an Appraisal license in Texas. For additional information on each course, click the title to view the course description.
This USPAP (Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice) course encompasses the National USPAP Course Module materials and is instructed by an AQB Certified USPAP instructor as required by the Appraisal Qualifications Board (AQB). The course offers hands-on real life situations to give you the real meaning of professional standards, the code of ethics, and your obligations under the law. You will receive the latest edition of the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) to keep for your use. Also included are copies of the Federal Financial Institutions Standards and, the latest Appraisal Standards Board Advisory Opinions.
The Basic Residential Appraisal Principles online course provides an overview of real property concepts and characteristics, legal considerations, value influences, real estate finance, types of value, economic principles, real estate markets and analysis, and ethics in appraisal. Through theory, case studies, and examples, this course offers practical application of appraisal principles.
The Basic Residential Appraisal Procedures online course provides an overview of real estate appraisal valuation procedures, approaches to value, property description, residential and commercial applications, residential construction and home inspection, as well as basic appraisal math. Examples are presented throughout to assist the student with understanding essential concepts. A calculator is recommended for this course.
Identifying and analyzing market forces affecting the buyers' and sellers' behavior is key to understanding and reporting values. This course is designed to give students the tools needed to properly collect and analyze market data. Markets, sub-markets, market segmentation, supply side analysis, demand analysis and the importance of market analysis to the appraisal process are covered in the first half of this course. The second half focuses on the theory of Highest and Best Use. The two-step analysis along with the four tests for Highest and Best Use are covered in detail. Drill problems and a short case study allow students to put into practice the techniques presented in the course. An exam is given at the completion of the course for students requesting pre-certification credit.
This course will help students gain valuable insight and a working knowledge of the various theories and methodologies for performing residential site valuation and developing the cost approach in appraisal practice. Various costing methods will be discussed and applications of the cost approach in residential appraising will be examined. The important distinction between Replacement Cost New and Reproduction Cost New will be discussed, along with an in-depth look at accepted methods for estimating accrued depreciation.
This course is designed to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of the development and application of the sales comparison approach and the income approach in residential appraisal assignments. The course begins with how the fundamental principles of valuation and appraisal standards apply to an assignment in which the sales comparison and/or income approach is relevant in the scope of work, and details the development steps in the appraisal process through reconciliation. As part of the progression, the student will become acquainted with accepted methodology and techniques that can be applied in the assignment using the sales comparison and/or income approaches. Included and emphasized, through numerous illustrations and application case studies, are choosing comparable data, derivation and application of adjustments for various elements, derivation and application of rates of capitalization, and the logic and rationale applied during reconciliation. Also included is an introduction to the HP 12c financial calculator as well as a discussion about using the sales comparison and income approaches in special situations.
Too often, the residential appraiser can become locked in the mindset that appraisal assignments can only be completed using traditional methods learned as part of the appraiser's basic knowledge. Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies addresses the inevitable challenging residential appraisal assignment that you will face either occasionally or even frequently. These assignments are often identified as properties that are complex in nature, ones for which there is a lack of ideal data, have unique improvements, or innumerable other challenging circumstances. In such cases, traditional appraisal methods may not work or at least, not work the same way as in a commonplace appraisal assignment.
Residential Report Writing and Case Studies is deeply rooted in appraisal professional standards and best practices of an appraiser when communicating the opinions and conclusions of a residential appraisal. The course commences with a detailed discussion of USPAP Rules and the reporting options permitted by STANDARD 2. Appraisal writing skills are then discussed along with several examples of how the reasoning of an appraiser is expressed in typical appraisal reporting situations. The most common residential appraisal reporting form, the Uniform Residential Appraisal Report (URAR), will be fully illustrated along with the requirements of the Uniform Appraisal Dataset (UAD). The course concludes with an overview of several of the most common residential appraisal forms. Within each section of the course are numerous compelling case studies to assist reinforcement of learning. Finally, common reporting issues are explored to illustrate the level of detail required in appraisal commentary so that appraisal reports are clear and not misleading (or fraudulent). The current version of USPAP is recommended for reference during the course.
Statistics, Modeling, and Finance is designed to provide students both the theory and practice of statistics, real estate finance, and valuation modeling for today's residential appraiser. This course outlines terminology and basic principles of statistics, including practical applications in statistical analysis. In addition, the course presents an explanation of real estate markets, terms of financing, and real-world examples of how financing affects the value of real property.
Specialized Residential Appraisal Topics is a 20-hour appraisal prelicensing course that provides a comprehensive look at general residential appraisal review, analysis of 2-4 family and multi-family properties, and analysis of unique and complex properties.
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.
The Champions School of Real Estate® classroom delivery method offers instructor led classroom sessions that present all of the required hours for the course in the classroom. If required, course exams are administered on the last day of the class and are graded and reviewed by the instructor. Students must attend all hours of the course and pass the exam to receive credit for the course.
Our Online courses are timed and delivered completely online without the use of any textbooks. Course material is presented in online modules along with multiple choice quizzes and or exams. Students must be able to access the internet via a web browser to take this course format. This method is ideal for people who cannot attend class at a campus but would still prefer a more guided learning experience.
Please Note - This Delivery Method is currently only available for certain Loan and Appraisal courses.
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