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Course SummaryMake sure you are prepared for the Texas AQB Certified General Appraiser Exam by going through the chapters in this online study guide course. Work through these lessons to brush up on the exam's concepts, and take the included self-assessments to gain confidence before taking the test.
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About This Course
Since this exam will determine your career as a property appraiser, you can't leave anything to chance, which is why you need our professional study materials to re-familiarize yourself with this real estate information. Not only do our chapters cover all eight major areas addressed on the Texas AQB Certified General Appraiser Exam, but our instructors also break down each topic area into short, focused lessons that help you master this information before you sit for your exam. Study.com offers you this guide as a way to get you ready to do the following:
- Describe the real estate market
- Identify how to analyze real estate investments
- Check out regulations related to land use
- Define the process for transferring real property
- Examine surveys and land descriptions
- Explain the different types of property ownership
- Point out how valuation is determined
- Compare the three major approaches to valuation
- Summarize the Uniform Standards of Professional Appraisal Practice (USPAP)
About the Exam
Individuals who wish to perform property appraisals in the state of Texas must first pass the Texas AQB Certified General Appraiser Exam. Individuals will have about six hours to complete 110 selected-response-style questions. The exam is administered by computer, and individuals will receive a brief tutorial on how to use the computer systems for testing. Individuals must choose a testing center near them and register for a test date, but exams are offered all year round. To pass the test, individuals must score at least 75 points or higher.
Preparing & Registering for the Texas AQB Certified General Appraiser Exam
Our site offers you multiple tools to help you memorize major real estate terms and further understand key concepts. Of all the tools we do offer, many users like to start off by using our assessments, including lesson quizzes and chapter exams. Through answering these quiz and exam questions, users can instantly identify which topics they may need to review more closely. Furthermore, the selected-response-style questions on our quizzes and exams provide realistic practice for the types of questions you will see on the Texas AQB Certified General Appraiser Exam.
Before you can take the exam, you must meet all requirements set by the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB). Pre-testing requirements include meeting age requirements, holding a bachelor's degree, completing 3,000 hours of appraiser experience, and meeting additional appraiser education requirements as set by the Appraiser Qualifications Board (AQB) and TALCB. Registration for this exam usually starts with creating an online account with TALCB, but individuals can also mail in forms if they so choose. To be approved for the exam, you must verify that you meet all of the education and experience requirements. If you are approved, you will be notified of your eligibility, and at that time, you will complete the registration process by choosing a testing center, picking a testing date, and paying any necessary fees.
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