WELCOME TO THE ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS APPRAISERS
Founded in 2006, The Association of Texas Appraisers
was formed to provide reasonably priced, convenient continuing education
and professional networking opportunities for real estate appraisers
and other interested parties within the State of Texas; to establish and
maintain minimum requirements for membership; to confer membership
designations to properly qualified appraisers; and to serve the needs of
We are happy you are considering joining ATA and look forward to you becoming an active member of the association. ATA is one of the most active appraisal associations in the state. We hold approximately 4-5 meetings each year in different regions of the state. If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ARTICLE II --- MEMBERSHIP (Excerpt from the Bylaws)
Section 1 - Eligibility for membership: Application for membership shall be open to any person who is actively engaged in or concerned with real estate appraising or appraisal education. Membership shall be granted after completion and receipt of a membership application and annual dues.
1a: To be awarded the Associate of Texas Appraisers - General (ATA-G) designation, the applicant must have met the requirements of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) for General Appraiser, must hold a General Appraiser certification from the TALCB, and must meet the general requirements listed below.
1b: To be awarded the Associate of Texas Appraisers - Residential (ATA-R) designation, the applicant must have met the requirements of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board (TALCB) for Residential Appraiser, must hold a Residential Appraiser certification from the TALCB, and must meet the general requirements listed below.
1c: To be awarded the Associate of Texas Appraisers - Licensed (ATA-L) designation, the applicant must have met the requirements of the Texas Appraiser Licensing and Certification Board for Licensed Appraiser (TALCB), must hold an Appraiser License from the TALCB and must meet the general requirements below.
1d: Candidates for a designation must have two years experience as a General, Residential or Licensed appraiser with TALCB and must be recommended by two designated or charter members or have 4 letters of recommendation from other appraisers (minimum of 2 by members; others may be from members or non-members) of the association.
1e: Notice of application shall be posted in the association's quarterly newsletter, in meeting notices, or through e-mail to each member so that members may advise the board if they have an opinion as to whether the awarding of a designation should be approved or not. (Amended 8-18-06)
1f: Application for designation shall be reviewed and approved by the board, at which time requested designation will be awarded to the candidate.
Section 2 - Maintenance of Designation: In order to maintain a designation, a designated member must attend at least one association meeting per year. Any request for waiver of this requirement due to extenuating circumstances must be submitted in writing to the board for approval.
Section 3 - Termination of Designation: Any designation that is awarded to a member shall at all times remain the property of the Association of Texas Appraisers and shall be returned to the association upon written request by the president of the association if an individual fails to meet the attendance requirements above, if their designation is revoked for cause, or if their membership in the association lapses or is terminated.