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 seven 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!
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:
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