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Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board School Information

Provider information

CHAMPIONS SCHOOL OF REAL ESTATE®
5627 FM 1960 West Ste 100
Houston TX 77069
(281) 893-4484

Appraiser Enrollment Policy
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TALCB Approved Courses

Course Name Course Hours Course Name Course Hours
Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP) 15 Hours Basic Appraisal Practices 30 Hours
Basic Appraisal Procedures 30 Hours Residential Market Analysis & Highest and Best Use 15 Hours
Residential Report Writing 15 Hours Residential Sales Comparison and Income 30 Hours
Residential Site Valuation & Cost Approach 15 Hours National USPAP Update 7 Hours
Mortgage Fraud - A Dangerous Business 7 Hours Income Approach 7 Hours
Residential Cost Approach 7 Hours Sales Comparison Approach 7 Hours
FHA and VA Appraisal Basics 7 Hours Introduction to Commercial Appraisal 3.5 Hours
Supervising Appraisal Trainees: Field Preparation 3.5 Hours
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Licensed Appraiser Pre-license Requirements
  • 150 hours of classroom educational requirements
    • Basic Appraisal Principles
    • Basic Appraisal Procedures
    • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use
    • Residential Site Valuation and Cost Approach
    • Appraisal Sales Comparision
    • USPAP
    • Applying the Principles of USPAP
  • Apprenticeship
    • 2000 hours of appraisal experience is required over a 12 month period (2000 hours generally equates to 250-300 Residential Appraisals)
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Certified Residential Appraiser Pre-license Requirements
  • All of the above plus one of the following 30-hour courses - (200 hrs of educational requirements)
    • Statistics, Modeling and Finance
    • Advanced Residential Applications and Case Studies
    • Residential Report Writing for Appraisers
  • Apprenticeship
    • 2500 hours of appraisal experience is required over a 24 month period (2500 hours generally equates to 350-400 Residential Appraisals)
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Certified General Appraiser Pre-license Requirements
  • All of the above plus 100 more hours of courses - (300 hrs of educational requirements)
  • Apprenticeship
    • 3000 hours appraisal experience is required over a 30-month period, of which no more than 1500 can be Residential and at least 1500 must be Commercial.
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Continuing Education Requirements

General Certified, Residential Certified, State Licensed, and Provisional Licensed real estate appraisers are required to complete a total of:

  • 28 hours of ACE which must include
  • 7 hours of approved USPAP for each two-year renewal
  • Courses must be completed during the two-year period of the license or certification being renewed.
  • Courses do not carry forward to future renewals.
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Course Instructor Support

All course content questions should be submitted in email format to Instructor@championsschool.com. Please allow 24-hours for a reply email to your questions. If you need further assistance please call 1-800-969-2599.

Online Course Technical Support

If you have technical support questions, Hondros Learning Student Services Associates are available to assist you during these times:

Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 7:00pm ET
Saturday, 10:00am - 3:00pm ET
Closed Sunday and major holidays

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Frequently Asked Questions

State Requirements Questions
What are the Continuing Education requirements?

Appraisal
General Certified, Residential Certified, State Licensed, and Provisional Licensed real estate appraisers are required to complete a total of 28 hours of Appraisal CE (ACE), which must include 7 hours of approved USPAP, for each two-year renewal. Courses must be completed during the two-year period of the license or certification being renewed. Courses do not carry forward to future renewals.

Real Estate
The Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC) requires 15 hours of real estate MCE for each two-year renewal, which must include the TREC approved 3-hour Legal Update and 3-hour TREC Ethics course.

Are there any specific courses required?

Appraisal
Yes, the 7 hours of approved USPAP.

Real Estate
Yes, the TREC approved 3-hour Legal Update and 3-hour TREC Ethics course.

Who do I contact if I have questions about my CE requirements?

Appraisal
Contact the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board
Phone: (512) 465-3950
Email: info@talcb.state.tx.us

Real Estate
Contact the Texas Real Estate Commission
Phone: (512) 459-6544
www.trec.state.tx.us

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Online Course and Online Course Registration Questions

Are the courses approved for credit?
Yes, all of our courses are approved for credit.

What is the cost of the course(s) and what methods of payment are accepted?
The cost of each course is located in the course catalog. You may pay using all major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express).

What is your refund policy?
Once a student purchases a course, no refunds or credits will be given.

How do I get a username and password? What do I use it for? What should I do if I forget it?
During the registration process, you select your own username and password. It should be something that you can easily remember. You will use the same username and password each time you log in to access your course(s). This information is entered in the returning students section on the home page of the website. If you forget your username and password, you can either email support@fastclass.com or call 1-866-455-3278.

Can I take the course from various locations and computers?
Our courses are set up for students to access their courses from any computer that is compatible.

How does a course work?
You take the course at your own pace and on your own time. You can take the course in small increments or all at once. If you exit out of the course, then log back in at a later time, you start back on the page that you had been taking.

How long will it take me to complete a course?
Each course has been approved for a specific number of hours. Depending on the pace you review the course, it may take you less or more time to complete the course.

How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to the course for up to 6 months from purchase.

Can I use the course for review when I'm done?
Yes. You can simply log into your account to access the course.

Can I print any of the course material for future reference?
No. The course is entirely online, so you are unable to print any course materials.

Who do I contact if I have questions about the courses?
For support questions/comments/concerns, please contact our online training partner Hondros Learning:
Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 7:00pm ET
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm ET
Closed Sunday
Call 1-866-455-3278 or email support@fastclass.com

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Course Completion Questions

What is required to complete the course?
You need to review all of the course content. Please note: If you are taking a course for appraisal and real estate CE credit, you will need to take a final exam.

How do I receive my course completion certificate?
At the end of the course, you are able to print your certificate to keep for your records.

Please note: If you are taking a course for appraisal and real estate CE credit, TREC requires a final exam at the end of a course. Once the final exam is passed, please print a copy of your appraisal course completion certificate and the TREC Mandatory Continuing Education form. To receive real estate credit for the course, you must fax the completed Mandatory Continuing Education form to Champions School of Real Estate at fax: 1-800-979-1399. Champions will submit your completed form to TREC.

How do I receive CE credit?

Appraisal
The Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board adopted rules and procedures to facilitate online renewals through TexasOnline. As part of the process, a verification of claimed appraiser continuing education (ACE) is required. Unless selected for ACE verification, however, it will not be necessary to provide course completion certificates with the renewal submissions.

A sampling of licensees who are renewing will be selected to provide "copies of all transcripts or course certificates or continuing education forms issued by educational providers" for ACE claimed and listed. Other information also may be required if "determined to be appropriate by the board."

Real Estate
Once the final exam is passed, please print a copy of your appraisal course completion certificate and the TREC Mandatory Continuing Education form. To receive real estate credit for the course, you must fax the completed Mandatory Continuing Education form to Champions School of Real Estate at fax: 1-800-979-1399. Champions will submit your completed form to TREC.

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System Requirements Questions

Do I need to use a PC to take the online course? What if I have a Macintosh?
Hondros Learning courses are developed to run on IBM PC Compatible Computers. While we currently do not support the Macintosh platform, we have knowledge of MAC users who have had success using Firefox as their browser. For additional support with the PC platform, please contact our Technical Support department at 1-866-455-3278.

Can I take this course with the AOL browser?
No, you cannot. We suggest that you use another browser while signed on with AOL. To do this, log in to AOL and minimize the program. While still connected to the internet, click on the START button in the lower left hand corner of your screen. Click PROGRAMS, then click INTERNET EXPLORER, the program icon will have a blue "e".

Do I need to have sound on my computer to take these classes?
While sound is another feature of our courses, it is not necessary for a customer to have sound in order to learn the course material or complete the course. All information played in audio is also displayed in text by the course player.

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