|(a) General Provisions.
(1) The Board will send a renewal notice to the license
holder at least 90 days prior to the expiration of the license. It
is the responsibility of the license holder to apply for renewal in
accordance with this chapter, and failure to receive a renewal notice
from the Board does not relieve the license holder of the responsibility
to timely apply for renewal.
(2) A license holder renews the license by timely filing
an application for renewal, paying the appropriate fees to the Board,
and satisfying all applicable education, experience, fingerprint and
criminal history check requirements.
(3) To renew a license on active status, a license
holder must complete the ACE report form approved by the Board and,
within 20 days of filing the renewal application, submit course completion
certificates for each course that was not already submitted by the
education provider and reflected in the license holder's electronic
(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 license revocation.
(4) An application for renewal received by the Board
is timely and acceptable for processing if it is:
(B) accompanied with payment of the required fees;
(C) postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service, accepted
by an overnight delivery service, or accepted by the Board's online
processing system on or before the date of expiration.
(b) ACE Extensions.
(1) The Board may grant, at the time it issues a license
renewal, an extension of time of up to 60 days after the expiration
date of the previous license to complete ACE required to renew a license,
subject to the following:
(A) The license holder must:
(i) timely submit the completed renewal form;
(ii) complete an extension request form; and
(iii) pay the required renewal and extension fees.
(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.
(C) A person whose license was renewed with a 60-day
(i) will be designated as non-AQB compliant on the
National Registry and will not perform appraisals in a federally related
transaction 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 under the renewed license;
(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 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 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.
(2) Appraiser trainees may not obtain an extension
of time to complete required continuing education.
(c) Renewal of Licenses for Persons on Active Duty.
A person who is on active duty in the United States armed forces may
renew an expired license without being subject to any increase in
fee imposed in his or her absence, or any additional education or
experience requirements if the person:
(1) did not provide appraisal services while on active
(2) provides a copy of official orders or other documentation
acceptable to the Board showing the person was on active duty during
the last renewal period;
(3) applies for the renewal within two years after
the person's active duty ends;
(4) pays the renewal application fees in effect when
the previous license expired; and
(5) completes ACE requirements that would have been
imposed for a timely renewal.
(d) Late Renewal. If an application is filed within
six months of the expiration of a previous license, the applicant
shall also provide satisfactory evidence of completion of any continuing
education that would have been required for a timely renewal of the
(e) Denial of Renewal. The Board may deny an application
for license renewal if the license holder is in violation of a Board
|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 TexReg 11147; amended to be effective October 16, 2003, 28 TexReg 943; amended tobe 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; amended to be effective September 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 6857; amended to be effective January 1, 2016, 40 TexReg 8892; amended to be effective January 1, 2017, 41 TexReg 7107; amended to be effective September 15, 2018; 43 TexReg 5776; amended to be effective December 8, 2019, 44 TexReg 7537