BECOME A texas real estate APPRAISER

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LEVEL 1 - APPRAISER TRAINEE

If you are thinking about becoming a Certified or Licensed Residential Appraiser, the first step is to obtain an Appraiser Trainee Authorization.

Qualifications:

  • Citizen of the United States or a lawfully admitted alien
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Meet TALCB’s qualifications for honesty, trustworthiness, and integrity

Education Requirements (79 hours total):

  • Basic Appraisal Principles (30 hours)
  • Basic Appraisal Procedures (30 hours)
  • 15-Hour National USPAP or Equivalent (15 hours)
  • Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser Course (4 hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • No experience required.

LEVEL 2 - LICENSED RESIDENTIAL APPRAISER

Ready to move from Trainee level to a Licensed Residential Appraiser? 

Upgrade Education Requirements (75 hours in addition to the 75 hours required for an Appraiser Trainee):

  • Residential Market Analysis and Highest and Best Use (15 Hours)
  • Residential Appraiser Site Valuation and Cost Approach (15 Hours)
  • Residential Sales Comparison and Income Approaches (30 Hours)
  • Residential Report Writing and Case Studies (15 Hours)

Experience Requirements:

  • 1,000 hours of acceptable and verifiable appraisal experience acquired over a minimum of 6 months

TEXAS APPRAISAL CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • All appraiser licenses expire two years from the date of issuance, trainees must renew every year
  • All appraisers are required to complete 28 hours of continuing education during the two year cycle 
  • 7 hours must cover the USPAP Update course or its equivalent 
  • TX Rule: Course work repeated within a three-year period will NOT receive course credit, with the exception of the USPAP Update, which must be taken every 2 years.