|(a) Applicants for a license must meet all educational
requirements established by the AQB.
(b) The Board may accept a course of study to satisfy
educational requirements for licensing established by the Act or by
this section if the Board has approved the course and determined it
to be a course related to real estate appraisal.
(c) The Board will approve courses for licensing upon
a determination of the Board that:
(1) the subject matter of the course was appraisal
(2) the course was offered by an accredited college
or university, or the course was approved by the AQB under its course
approval process as a qualifying education course;
(3) the applicant obtained credit received in a classroom
presentation the hours of instruction for which credit was given and
successfully completed a final examination for course credit except
as specified in subsection (i) of this section (relating to distance
(4) the course was at least 15 classroom hours in duration,
including time devoted to examinations that are considered to be part
of the course.
(d) The Board may require an applicant to furnish materials
such as course outlines, syllabi, course descriptions or official
transcripts to verify course content or credit.
(e) Course providers may obtain prior approval of a
course by filing forms prescribed by the Board and submitting a letter
indicating that the course has been approved by the AQB under its
course approval process. Approval of a course based on AQB approval
expires on the date the AQB approval expires and is automatically
revoked upon revocation of the AQB approval.
(f) If the transcript reflects the actual hours of
instruction the student received from an acceptable provider, the
Board will accept classroom hour units of instruction as shown on
the transcript or other document evidencing course credit. Fifteen
classroom hours of credit may be awarded for one academic semester
hour of credit.
(g) Distance education courses may be acceptable to
meet the classroom hour requirement, or its equivalent, provided that
the course is approved by the Board, that a minimum time equal to
the number of hours of credit elapses from the date of course enrollment
until its completion, and that the course meets the criteria listed
in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection.
(1) The course must have been presented by an accredited
college or university that offers distance education programs in other
(A) the person has successfully completed a written
examination administered to the positively identified person at a
location and proctored by an official approved by the college or university;
(B) the content and length of the course must meet
the requirements for real estate appraisal related courses established
by this chapter and by the requirements for qualifying education established
by the AQB and is equivalent to a minimum of 15 classroom hours.
(2) The course has received approval for academic credit
or has been approved under the AQB Course Approval program; and
(A) the person successfully completes a written examination
proctored by an official approved by the presenting entity;
(B) the course meets the requirements for qualifying
education established by the AQB; and
(C) is equivalent to a minimum of fifteen classroom
(h) "In-house" education and training is not acceptable
for meeting the educational requirements for licensure.
(i) To meet the USPAP educational requirements, a course
(1) utilize the "National Uniform Standards of Professional
Appraisal Practice (USPAP) Course" promulgated by the Appraisal Foundation,
including the Student Manual and Instructor Manual; or
(2) be an equivalent USPAP course as determined by
the AQB that:
(A) is devoted to the USPAP with a minimum of 15 classroom
hours of instruction;
(B) uses the current edition of the USPAP promulgated
by the ASB; and
(C) provides each student with his or her own permanent
copy of the current edition of the USPAP promulgated by the ASB
(j) Unless authorized by law, neither current members
of the Board nor those Board staff engaged in the approval of courses
or educational qualifications of applicants or license holders shall
be eligible to teach or guest lecture as part of an education course
approved for licensing.
(k) If the Board determines that a course no longer
complies with the requirements for approval, it may suspend or revoke
the approval. Proceedings to suspend or revoke approval of a course
shall be conducted in accordance with the Board's disciplinary provisions
|Source Note: The provisions of this §153.13 adopted to be effective March 2, 1992, 17 TexReg 1231; amended to be effective November 10, 1993, 18 TexReg 7542; amended to be effective January 1, 1994, 18 TexReg 9930; amended to be effective September 1, 1995, 20 TexReg 6202; amended to be effective March 1, 1997, 22 TexReg 1717; amended to be effective January 1, 1999, 23 TexReg 6443; 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, 2006, 30 TexReg 8689; amended to be effective June 6, 2006, 31 TexReg4624; amended to be effective March 27, 2007, 32 TexReg 1747; amended to be effective December 27, 2010, 35 TexReg 11658; amended to be effective November 1, 2011, 36 TexReg 7316; amended to be effective September 7, 2014, 39 TexReg 6857; amended to be effective September 15, 2018; 43 TexReg 5776