|(a) A person desiring to be an appraiser trainee under
the sponsorship of one or more state certified appraisers may apply
to the board on the approved application for trainee authorization.
In addition to the requirements set forth in §1103.353 of the
Act, a prospective appraiser trainee must:
(1) complete 75 creditable classroom hours as set forth
in the Trainee Core Curriculum of the Appraiser Qualifications Board;
(2) pass the 15 hours National USPAP course and examination;
(3) beginning January 1, 2015, complete a Board approved
Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor course.
(b) Once a person is approved as an appraiser trainee
by the board, the person may perform appraisals or appraiser services
only under the active, personal and diligent direction and supervision
of a sponsoring certified appraiser. The trainee's authorization to
perform appraisals or appraisal services terminates if:
(1) the appraiser trainee approval expires due to nonpayment
of the renewal fee or failure to satisfy the educational or experience
requirements for renewal; or
(2) the trainee's authority to act has been suspended
or revoked by the board.
(c) The sponsoring certified appraiser shall immediately
notify the board and the trainee in writing of any termination of
sponsorship of an appraiser trainee, on a form approved by the board
and shall pay a fee set by the board not later than the 10th day after
the date of such termination.
(d) If an appraiser trainee's approval has expired
or been revoked by the board or the trainee is no longer under the
sponsorship of a certified appraiser, the appraiser trainee may not
perform the duties of an appraiser trainee until an application to
sponsor the trainee has been filed together with the appropriate fee
and approved by the board.
(e) Certified appraisers who sponsor appraiser trainees
or who sign a report shall be responsible to the public and to the
board for the conduct of the appraiser trainee under the Act. After
notice and hearing, the board may reprimand a sponsoring appraiser
or supervisor or may suspend or revoke a sponsoring appraiser's or
supervisor's certification based on conduct by the appraiser trainee
constituting a violation of the Act or a rule of the board.
(f) A certified appraiser may be added as a sponsor
during the term of an appraiser trainee's authorization, by completing
a form approved by the board, paying a fee set by the board, and beginning
January 1, 2015, completing a Board approved Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor
course and shall assume all the duties, responsibilities, and obligations
of an appraiser trainee sponsor as specified in these rules.
(g) The sponsoring certified appraiser and any authorized
supervisors must diligently supervise the trainee. Diligent supervision
includes, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) direct supervision and training as necessary;
(2) ongoing training and supervision as necessary after
the sponsor determines that the trainee no longer requires direct
(3) communication with and accessibility to the trainee;
(4) review and quality control of the trainee's work.
(h) An approved appraiser trainee who signs an appraisal
report must include his or her TALCB approval or authorization number
and the word "Trainee."
(i) Certified appraisers may sponsor no more than three
trainees at one time. Notification of sponsorship of an appraiser
trainee must be provided in writing to the board on a form approved
by the board with the appropriate fee prior to the assumption of sponsorship.
Termination of sponsorship of an appraiser trainee must be provided
in writing to the board on a form approved by the board with the appropriate
fee prior to the release from sponsorship.
(j) Certified appraisers who sponsor appraiser trainees
must approve and sign the appraiser trainee's appraisal log and experience
affidavit at least quarterly and provide the trainee with access to
any appraisals and work files completed under the sponsor or any authorized
supervisor designated by the sponsor.
(k) Certified appraisers who sponsor appraiser trainees
must be in good standing and not subject to any disciplinary action
within the last three years that affected the sponsor's legal eligibility
to engage in appraisal practice. Disciplinary action taken against
the sponsor within the last three years that did not affect the sponsor's
legal eligibility to engage in appraisal practice must be disclosed
to the trainee prior to sponsorship.
(l) To obtain Board approval of an Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor
course, a course provider must submit form ATS-0, Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor
Course Approval, adopted herein by reference, and which is published
and available from the Board at P.O. Box 12188, Austin, Texas 78711-2188,
www.talcb.texas.gov, and satisfy the Board that all required content
set out in form ATS-0 is adequately covered. Approval of an Appraiser
Trainee/Sponsor course shall expire two years from the date of Board
approval. An approved Board Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor course may be
delivered through classroom or distance education. The delivery mechanism
for distance education courses offered by a non-academic provider
must be approved by an AQB-approved organization providing approval
of course design and delivery.
(m) Sponsors who complete the Appraiser Trainee/Sponsor
course may receive continuing education credit for the course.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §153.21 adopted to be effective March 2, 1992, 17 TexReg 1231; amended to be effective November 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 7542; amended to be effective July 21, 1994, 19 TexReg 5354; amended to be effective November 17, 1999, 24 TexReg 10090; amended to be effective April 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 2163; amended to be effective March 20, 2006, 31 TexReg 2158; amended to be effective October 12, 2006, 31 TexReg 8367; amended to be effective August 28, 2007, 32 TexReg 5368; amended to be effective December 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 11660; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36TexReg7316; amended to be effective June 12, 2013, 38 TexReg 3587; amended to be effective March 18, 2014, 39 TexReg 1930