|(a) General Provisions.
(1) The board shall send a renewal notice to the appraiser
at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the certification, license,
or approval. It is the responsibility of the appraiser or trainee
to apply for renewal in accordance with this chapter, and failure
to receive a renewal notice from the board does not relieve the appraiser
of the responsibility to timely apply for renewal.
(2) An appraiser or appraiser trainee renews the certification,
license, or approval by timely filing the prescribed application for
renewal, paying the appropriate fees to the board, and satisfying
all applicable education and experience requirements.
(3) A renewal is timely if it is complete and, on or
before the date of expiration, it is postmarked by the U.S. Postal
Service, accepted by an overnight delivery service, or accepted by
the agency's online renewal system.
(b) General Certification, Residential Certification,
and State License.
(1) A certified or licensed appraiser may renew the
certification or license by timely filing the prescribed application
for renewal, paying the appropriate fees to the board and, unless
renewing on inactive status, satisfying ACE requirements.
(2) In order to renew on active status, the applicant
must complete the ACE report form approved by the board and, within
20 days of filing the renewal, submit course completion certificates
for each course that was not already submitted by the provider and
reflected in the applicant's electronic license record.
(A) The board may request additional verification of
ACE submitted in connection with a renewal. If requested, such documentation
must be provided within 20 days after the date of request.
(B) Knowingly or intentionally furnishing false or
misleading ACE information in connection with a renewal is grounds
for disciplinary action up to and including revocation of certification
(3) An appraiser renewal application or extension is
acceptable for processing when it is received by the board, with proper
fees, and is postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service, accepted by an
overnight delivery service, or entered electronically into the TexasOnline
system, on or before the expiration date of the certification or license.
(A) The board may grant, at the time it issues a certification
or license renewal, an extension of time of up to 60 days after the
date of expiration of the previous license to complete ACE required
to renew a general certification, residential certification, state
license, or provisional license, provided the person:
(i) timely submits the completed renewal form with
the appropriate renewal fees;
(ii) completes an extension request form; and
(iii) pays an extension fee of $200.
(B) ACE courses completed during the 60-day extension
period apply only to the current renewal and may not be applied to
any subsequent renewal of the license or certification.
(C) A person whose license was renewed with a 60-day
(i) shall not perform appraisals in a federally related
transaction (FRT) until verification is received by the board that
the ACE requirements have been met;
(ii) may continue to perform appraisals in non-federally
related transactions (non-FRT) under the renewed license or certification;
(iii) must, within 60 days after the date of expiration
of the previous license, complete the approved ACE report form and
submit course completion certificates for each course that was not
already submitted by the provider and reflected in the applicant's
electronic license record; and
(iv) will have the renewed license or certification
placed in inactive status if, within 60 days of the previous expiration
date, ACE is not completed and reported in the manner indicated in
paragraph (2) of this subsection. The renewed license or certification
will remain on inactive status until satisfactory evidence of meeting
the ACE requirements has been received by the board and the fee to
return to active status required by §153.5 of this title (relating
to Fees) has been paid.
(c) Appraiser Trainees.
(1) Appraiser trainees must maintain an appraisal log
and appraisal experience affidavits on forms prescribed by the board,
for the period of authorization or approval being renewed. It is the
responsibility of both the appraiser trainee and the sponsor to ensure
the appraisal log is accurate, complete and signed by both parties
at least quarterly or upon change in sponsors. The appraiser trainee
will promptly provide copies of the experience logs and affidavits
to the board upon request.
(2) Appraiser trainees may not obtain an extension
of time to complete required continuing education.
(d) Renewal of Licenses or Certification for Servicemen
on Active Duty.
(1) A person previously licensed or certified by the
board under this Act who is on active duty in the United States armed
forces may renew an expired license or certification without being
subject to any increase in fee imposed in his or her absence, or any
additional education or experience requirements if the person:
(A) did not provide appraisal services when on active
(B) provides a copy of official orders or other documentation
acceptable to the board showing that the person was on active duty
during the person's last renewal period;
(C) applies for the renewal within 90 days after the
person's active duty ends; and
(D) pays the renewal application fees in effect when
the previous license or certification expired.
(2) ACE requirements that would have been imposed for
a timely renewal shall be deferred under this section for a period
of up to 90 days.
(e) Expiration and Reapplication. If an application
is filed within six months of the expiration of a previous certification,
license, or approval, the applicant shall also provide satisfactory
evidence of completion of any continuing education that would have
been required for a timely renewal of the previous certification,
license, or approval. If the application for certification, license,
or approval is filed more than six months after the expiration of
the previous certification, license, or approval, the applicant must
meet all then-current requirements for certification, licensure, or
approval, including retaking and passing the examination.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §153.17 adopted to be effective March 2, 1992, 17 TexReg 1231; amended to be effective October 1, 1992, 17 TexReg 6360; amended to be effective April 1, 1993, 18 TexReg 1680; amended to be effective November 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 7542; amended to be effective September 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 6202; amended to be effective March 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 1717; amended to be effective November 17, 1999, 24 TexReg 10090; amended to be effective April 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 2163; amended to be effective January 1, 2003, 27 TexReg11147;amended to be effective October 16, 2003, 28 TexReg 8943; amended to be effective March 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 1747; amended to be effective June 11, 2008, 33 TexReg 4502; amended to be effective December 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 11658; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 7316; amended to be effective December 4, 2012, 37 TexReg 9503; amended to be effective December 22, 2013, 38 TexReg 9049