Property Tax Professionals

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Step 1: A renewal form is mailed 95 days prior to the registration expiration date to the permanent address on file, which can be verified by going to TDLR License Search

Step 2: Go to renew your registration online and pay your fee with a credit card. Renewing online reduces the cost of processing your renewal and helps keep license fees low. You're done!

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News and Updates

Commission Adopts Rules

The Texas Commission of Licensing and Regulation adopted a new rule at 16 Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Chapter 94, §94.60, regarding the Property Tax Professionals program. The adopted new rule implements Senate Bill 916, 87th Legislature, Regular Session (2021) which requires the Department to establish an electronic link on its website for users to access appraisal district biennial performance review information from the State Comptrollers’ Office.

The adoption justification was published in the April 29, 2022, issue of the Texas Register (47 TexReg 2524) and is available online. The updated rule chapter is available on the TDLR website or Secretary of State website as of the rule’s effective date of May 1, 2022.

TDLR Launching Selected E-exams June 1, 2022

In addition to our traditional written examinations offered at 22 site locations across Texas, effective June 1, 2022, PSI will begin to offer the following written examinations through a virtual online process:

  • TX Appraiser – Class IV (RPA)
  • TX Assessor/Collector – Class IV (RTA)
  • TX Collector – Class III (RTC)
  • TX Appraiser – Class III

This process, known as E-Exams, will allow for a faster, safer, and more convenient process for candidates to obtain a license from TDLR. 

E-Exams are conducted in a virtual environment that has a remote proctor utilizing secure and sophisticated technology to observe the test taker by using their own computer, webcam video, and audio to confirm their identity and allow the candidate to complete the required licensing examination in a controlled environment.

Continuing Education Requirements

HB 1560, the Sunset legislation for the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, amended Occupations Code §1151.1581 to remove the TDLR-specific continuing education provisions from the Property Tax Professionals statute, and transferred authority regarding the TDLR continuing education requirements to TDLR’s enabling statute, Chapter 51 of the Texas Occupations Code.

Please note that no changes were made, and Property Tax Professionals program registrants are still required to obtain continuing education (CE) credits as specified in the program rules.

COVID-19: Continuing Education Waived

TDLR continuing education requirements are waived for all individual licenses expiring in March, April, and May 2020. Licensees still need to submit their renewal applications, pay the required fees, and TDLR will check their criminal histories, but they will not need to complete any TDLR-required continuing education this licensing cycle. (§51.405, Occupations Code)

Note: TDLR is not authorized to waive continuing education requirements imposed by a certifying or credentialing entity other than TDLR. If a certifying entity requires continuing education to maintain certification, and certification is required for Texas licensure, then that continuing education must be completed. If the certifying entity waives continuing education or allows it to be completed on a delayed basis due to COVID-19, then you may follow the certifying entity’s policy.

Please check the TDLR COVID-19 webpage for the most up-to-date information.

Verification of CAD Employees

The Chief Appraisers can verify the CAD's employees by going to TDLR's Property Tax Professional Renewal Status Search page. If an employee is not listed, please complete the Change of Employment Notification form and send it to TDLR. If an employee is listed but is no longer working at the CAD, you should notify us by email of the employee's status.

You do not need to do anything if the listing of employees is correct. If an employee is not listed on the CAD list, please complete the Change of Employment Notification form and send it to TDLR. If an employee is listed but is no longer working at the CAD, you should notify us of the employee's status. Email is preferred but if you want to mail the form or notification of your employee changes to us, please use the address at the bottom of this notice.

Individual Property Tax Professional (PTP) registrants should verify and update their personal contact information by going to the License Contact Information Changing Site. Keeping this information current is important for TDLR to communicate with the PTP registrant.

Chief Appraiser’s Ethics Course

Beginning January 1, 2015, all Chief Appraisers must have completed a Chief Appraiser’s Ethics continuing education course in order to renew their Appraiser (RPA) registration. Property tax professionals may review their current continuing education hours and courses at TDLR’s Continuing Education Course Look Up page. The Chief Appraiser’s Ethics course may also be used to satisfy the ethics continuing education requirement for other property tax professionals who are not chief appraisers.

Questions? Please contact the Tax Professional program at TDLR by e-mail or call TDLR Customer Service at 1-800-803-9202.


Advisory Committee Meetings

May 4, 2022

The Texas Tax Professional Advisory Committee met May 4, 2022 via videoconference. The meeting was archived and is available on TDLR's YouTube channel. The agenda and staff reports (PDF) are available online.