Due to the declared state of disaster, we discontinued holding in-person ARB training on March 13, 2020.
The Governor’s office waived the requirement to provide the training in a classroom setting which allows us to provide online training.
The 86th Legislative Session resulted in new eligibility requirements for ARB members. ARB members may not be related by third degree by blood or second degree by marriage to another ARB member.
This training meets the requirement of Tax Code Section 41A.06 for potential arbitrators applying for inclusion in the Comptroller’s registry of arbitrators.
Tax Code Section 5.041 requires the Comptroller's office to approve curricula, provide materials and supervise the training of ARB members. An ARB member who fails to timely complete the course and statement is not eligible to participate in hearings, vote on a determination of protest or be reappointed to an additional term.
The Comptroller’s office will email links to the training videos to registrants, ARB chairs and ARB coordinators. Each ARB member should follow their ARB chair or coordinator’s instructions for completing the training by their county’s deadline.
If an ARB member does not have internet access or a computer for streaming training independently, have the ARB coordinator for the county send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss options for viewing the training.
Download the appropriate training manual to follow along with the video training.
Appraisal Review Board Manual (new members)
Continuing Education Course for Appraisal Review Board Members
While social distancing currently prohibits us from sending hardcopy manuals, ARB coordinators may email us at email@example.com to request hard copies be sent later. After social distancing orders have been lifted, requests will be filled in the order received.
If manuals are unavailable to you at the time of training, you can still receive training credit by watching the online training videos.
If the video does not produce a certificate at the end, email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org:
For other technical issues, contact us at 800-252-9121 (press 2).
Arbitrators, and other attendees, send an email to email@example.com indicating:
ARB members and appraisal district employees send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating:
The registration fee is $50 per session for each attendee. All attendees will be charged $50 per session whether they are an ARB member, an appraisal district employee or other attendee.
Make the registration check payable to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and mail it to Carmen Chavez at:Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Contact your ARB coordinator with any questions about payment.
The deadline to request a refund was Jan. 31, 2020.
The training videos produce one Certificate of Completion at the end of each training. Each training video must be successfully completed.Email the required proof of completion to email@example.com. Only attendees who paid the $50 registration fee will receive certificates for credit.
Certificates of completion are sent to the respective appraisal districts for ARB members and appraisal district employees who complete the training. Certificates will be emailed directly to all other attendees using the email address provided at registration.
The new ARB member video training allows for eight hours of continuing education credit with TDLR for property tax professionals and the continuing education ARB video training allows for four hours of continuing education credit with TDLR for property tax professionals. A TDLR number must be provided at registration to receive continuing education credit.
Allow up to six weeks for continuing education credit to be posted with TDLR.
In 2015, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 855, which requires state agencies to publish a list of the three most commonly used Web browsers on their websites. The Texas Comptroller’s most commonly used Web browsers are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Apple Safari.