How Do I Earn a Texas Residential Appraiser License?

6 Easy Steps to Earn a Texas Residential Appraiser License

Have you ever considered getting an Appraisal license in Texas? You can now get your Texas Residential Appraiser license in these six simple steps! Click each step below to view additional information. If you have any additional questions, contact a Career Counselor at your nearest campus to get the answers you need or enroll today to take the first step towards jump starting a new career!

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STEP 1 - Complete the core educational requirements at Champions School of Real Estate®

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.

STEP 2 - Submit 79-hours of Education and Application for Appraiser Trainee to TALCB

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 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 1000 Hours of Experience Over a Minimum of a 6-month period.

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.

STEP 4 - Submit your Licensed Residential 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

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 You will know if you have passed the exam before you leave the testing center.

To register for the state exam, applicants 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
    • Registration times:
      • 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
      • *Student will receive confirmation through email

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