Texas Appraisal License Requirements

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7 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
28 Total Hours

Learn Appraisal Educational Requirements for Texas

This appraisal licensing information summarizes the minimum requirements established by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB). We recommend you contact the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) for more detailed information or changes.

Texas Appraisal: All

Total Hours Required: 28
Mandatory Hours: 7
Elective Hours: 21
Renewal Cycle in Years: 2
Education Cycle in Months: 24
Texas Appraisers are required to complete 28 continuing education hours every 24 months. Of the 28 hours, 7 hours must be the National USPAP Update course or Equivalent.

*Note: In addition to the 28 hours all appraiser trainees and their supervising appraisers must complete a Board approved Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser course before renewing their license. Appraiser trainees and sponsoring appraisers will need to retake and complete an Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser course at least once every four years.

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, TREC and TALCB, based on approval by Governor Greg Abbott, are waiving all renewal and application deadlines until July 31, 2020.
What does this mean for you?  
All license applicants and license holders within their renewal period are automatically granted an extension to complete their initial application or renewal requirements until July 31, 2020. TREC and TALCB will continue to monitor and assess the need for further exceptions and extensions on an ongoing basis. Impacted license holders are encouraged to do their very best to submit all required documentation and complete coursework to the extent possible within or as close to your original deadlines as possible. This effort on your part will assist the TREC and TALCB in the timely review and processing of applications and renewals.
Renewals – all license types
Anyone with a license expiration date of March 31, 2020, April 30, 2020, May 31, 2020, June 30, 2020 is granted an extension through July 31, 2020. If you are concerned about obtaining CE needed to renew your license, many education providers offer CE courses through distance education methods. If you were previously enrolled in in-person classroom courses that have since been canceled, please contact your education provider to determine what options are available. The quickest and most efficient way to renew your license is by using the agency’s online services portal.


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. This rule is not restricted to online courses but is applicable for all appraiser CE.


Roster Required: yes
Roster Process: Students must complete the required DERF form provided by the school. 
Student will be provided this form via email within 1 business day of completion of this course.  Once the students signs the completed form, they must return back to the school in order for the school to submit their completion to the TALCB.

Students that have completed an approved Texas Appraiser Trainee/Supervisory Appraiser course (ATSA) should receive a course completion certificate to submit to TALCB by email to documents@talcb.texas.gov. Credit will not be awarded for ATSA course completions submitted on a Roster or Distance Education Reporting Form. Therefore, please submit to documents@talcb.texas.gov.

*Note: until we receive your signed/completed form, we are unable to submit your completion to the board.
Roster Sent: Every 7 days

Governing Agency

Name: Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB)
Phone: 5129363001
Fax: 5129369366
Address: 1700 North Congress Avenue Suite 400 Austin, TX 78701

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Note: This license renewal information is provided as a convenience only and is subject to change at any time. It's ultimately the responsibility of the licensee to be sure that he or she is meeting all requirements for each license and corresponding renewal period.