Texas appraisers are governed by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Act (Chapter 1103 of the Texas Occupations Code). The Licensing Act establishes the makeup of the Board, outlines procedures by which a person can become an appraiser in Texas, and dictates TALCB’s jurisdiction over license holders. TALCB also has the authority to adopt administrative rules to provide specificity to certain areas of the Licensing Act. TALCB may also adopt rules to establish policy regarding certain practices. Rules adopted by TALCB have the effect of law. Both the Licensing Act and TALCB rules are a great resource for helping consumers know what to expect from the appraisal process. For more information about acceptable appraisal practices, you can access the Licensing Act and the TALCB rules on the Texas Secretary of State website.