Real Estate Appraiser Information for the State of Texas

Real estate appraisers are required to be licensed, per Title XI of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act (FIRREA) of 1989.  This act required that each of the states establish an agency for the licensure, certification, and regulation of appraisers.

In Texas, the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB) is in charge of this oversight.

There are four classifications of real estate appraiser in the State of Texas.  These classifications are:

  1. Appraiser Trainee
  2. Licensed Residential Appraiser
  3. Certified Residential Appraiser
  4. Certified General Appraiser

Those new to a career in real estate appraisals must begin as an Appraiser Trainee.  There is no experience required.  However, it is necessary to complete the state required coursework to become an Appraiser Trainee.  The trainee must then work under a supervisor for a specified number of hours in order to be eligible to become a licensed or certified appraiser.

Please see the links below for additional resources:

Visit our page that provides an overview of appraisal classifications and requirements.

Visit the website for the Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board to view Texas specific requirements.

Online Courses for Texas Appraisers

Appraiser Sidekick is partnering with Career WebSchool to offer online appraisal courses.

Click on the link for the type of real estate appraisal course that you are interested:

Texas Qualifying Education (for the new appraiser)
Texas Continuing Education (for appraisers who need to satisfy CE requirements)

Real Estate Appraiser Jobs in Texas

Quality Control Appraisal Reviewer

First American - Irving, TX (30+ days ago)
As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate transactions, First American Title Insurance Company... Apply Now

Analyst, Capital Markets

USAA Real Estate Company - San Antonio, TX (9 days ago)
Commercial real estate industry work experience is preferred. USAA Real Estate is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.... Apply Now

Real Estate Appraiser

Robert L. Bradley & Associates Inc. - Houston, TX (15 days ago)
Real estate appraisal:. Texas Appraiser (Preferred). Bradley & Associates, with 28 years in business, seeks licensed, certified residential, and certified... Apply Now

Entry Level Residential Appraiser

Travis Central Appraisal District - Austin, TX (9 days ago)
Possession of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university preferably in Real Estate, Appraisal, or Statistics.... Apply Now

Residential Real Estate Appraiser

Impact Valuation Group - Dallas, TX (30+ days ago)
Certified Appraiser (Required). Thorough knowledge of the real estate market, neighborhoods and market trends that exist within this position’s assigned... Apply Now

CPA - MAP Reviewer, Appraiser II

Or hold a current real estate license or similar acceptable certification. CPA - MAP Reviewer, Appraiser II (00003883).... Apply Now

Jr. Real Estate Analyst

CGI - Fort Worth, TX (30+ days ago)
Real Estate Analyst. Commercial or federal real estate management. Real Estate Analyst will be responsible for providing support in the following areas:.... Apply Now

On-Site Sales Assistant

Long Cove Development - Malakoff, TX (9 days ago)
Basic marketing, real estate, and sales knowledge. Assist Appraisers, Lenders, and Surveyors with obtaining necessary information and scheduling property... Apply Now

Outside Sales Consultant - New Home Sales

Ravenna Homes - Cypress, TX (12 days ago)
Open and close real estate transaction files. Coordinate and communicate with all parties for each sale and closing - appraisers, lenders, inspectors,... Apply Now

Appraisal Manager

First American - Irving, TX (30+ days ago)
Active certified appraiser license is required. As a global leader in providing title insurance, settlement services and risk solutions for real estate... Apply Now
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