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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 8TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION BOARD
CHAPTER 153RULES RELATING TO PROVISIONS OF THE TEXAS APPRAISER LICENSING AND CERTIFICATION ACT
RULE §153.21Appraiser Trainees and Sponsors

(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; and

  (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(d) If an appraiser trainee's approval has expired or been revoked by the board or the trainee is no longer under the sponsorship of a certified appraiser, the appraiser trainee may not perform the duties of an appraiser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 supervision;

  (3) communication with and accessibility to the trainee; and

  (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

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