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RULE §153.11Examinations
ISSUE 09/02/2022
ACTION Final/Adopted
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)Administration of Licensing Examinations.

  (1)An examination required for any license issued by the Board will be conducted by the testing service with which the Board has contracted for the administration of examinations.

    (A)The testing service shall schedule and conduct the examinations in the manner required by the contract between the Board and the testing service.

    (B)Examinations shall be administered at locations designated by the exam administrator.

    (C)The testing service administering the examinations is required to provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant with a verifiable disability. Applicants must contact the testing service to arrange an accommodation. The testing service shall determine the method of accommodation based on the particular circumstances of each case.

  (2)Each examination shall be consistent with the examination criteria and examination content outline of the AQB for the category of license sought. To become licensed, an applicant must achieve a passing score acceptable to the AQB on the examination.

  (3)Successful completion of the examination is valid for a period of 24 months.

  (4)An applicant who fails the examination three consecutive times may not apply for reexamination or submit a new license application unless the applicant submits evidence satisfactory to the Board that the applicant has completed 15 additional hours of qualifying education after the date the applicant failed the examination for the third time.

(b)Examination Fees.

  (1)The examination fee must be paid each time the examination is taken.

  (2)An applicant who is registered for an examination and fails to attend shall forfeit the examination fee.

(c)Exam Admission.

  (1)To be admitted to an examination, applicants must present the following documents:

    (A)exam registration paperwork as required by the testing service under contract with the Board; and

    (B)official photo-bearing personal identification.

  (2)The testing service shall deny entrance to the examination to any person who cannot provide adequate identification.

  (3)The testing service may refuse to admit an applicant who arrives after the time the examination is scheduled to begin or whose conduct or demeanor would be disruptive to other persons taking examinations at the testing location.

(d)Confidentiality of Examination.

  (1)The testing service may confiscate examination materials, dismiss an applicant, and fail the applicant for violating or attempting to violate the confidentiality of the contents of an examination.

  (2)No credit shall be given to applicants who are dismissed from an examination, and dismissal may result in denial of an application.

  (3)The Board, or the testing service under contract with the Board, may file theft charges against any person who removes or attempts to remove an examination or any portion thereof or any written material furnished with the examination whether by actual physical removal or by transcription.

  (4)The Board may deny, suspend, or revoke a license for disclosing to another person the content of any portion of an examination.

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on August 19, 2022


Kathleen Santos

General Counsel

Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board

Effective date: September 8, 2022

Proposal publication date: May 20, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 936-3652

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