Pre-License Education List

The providers and courses listed below are TDLR-approved for pre-licensure education for Property Tax Consultants.

Per Section 1152.204(c) of the Property Tax Consultants Law, other education programs or courses relating to property tax consulting services offered or sponsored by a public provider or recognized provider may be acceptable. This could include the Comptroller of Public Accounts, the State Bar of Texas, the Texas Real Estate Commission, institutions of higher education meeting the standards of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, nonprofit and voluntary trade associations, institutes, or organizations whose membership consists primarily of persons who represent property owners in property tax or transactional tax matters. Contact the Education and Examination Division at education@tdlr.texas.gov for determination.

An applicant for a property tax consultant registration must pass a department-approved examination for property tax consultants and successfully complete at least 40 classroom hours of education including:

  1. eight hours on the laws and rules relating to property tax consulting;
  2. sixteen hours on appraisal and valuation;
  3. eight hours on property tax consulting; and
  4. eight hours on ethics.
C.E.T.C. Unlimited Inc
Garland, TX (972) 271-3151 http://www.cetc-net.com
  • Property Tax Pre-License Course: 40 hours
  • PTC Pre-License Texas Law and Rules
    • Law and Rules: 8 hours
  • PTC Pre-License Appraisal and Valuation
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 16 hours
  • PTC Pre-License Property Tax Consulting
    • Property Tax Consulting: 8 hours
  • PTC Pre-License Ethics
    • Ethics: 8 hours
  • PTC- Pre-License Texas Law and Rules
    • Law and Rules: 4 hours
Institute for Real Estate Professionals
Carrollton, TX (972) 243-0087 http://www.irep.com
  • Real Estate Appraisal for Property Taxation
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 4 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: 4 hours
  • Texas Property Tax Law 2014
    • Law and Rules Relating to Property Tax Consulting: 3 hours
    • Ethics: 1 hour
  • Appraising Retail Properties
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 4 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: 4 hours
  • Texas Property Tax Law 2015
    • Law and Rules Relating to Property Tax Consulting: 3 hours
    • Ethics: 1 hour
  • Texas Property Tax Law 2016
    • Law and Rules Relating to Property Tax Consulting: 3 hours
    • Ethics: 1 hour
  • Texas Property Tax Law 2017
    • Law and Rules Relating to Property Tax Consulting: 3 hours
    • Ethics: 1 hour
  • Equal and Uniform: Study of Section 42.26 of the Property Tax Code
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 8 hours
Texas Association of Property Tax Professionals
Helotes, TX (210) 872-2078 http://www.taptp.org
  • The Texas Property Tax System - Appraisal to Appeal
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 7 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: 1 hour
  • Fundamentals of the Texas Property Tax System
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 2 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: 2.25 hours
    • Ethics: 1.75 hours
  • The Appraisal of Business Personal Property
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 4 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: 4 hours
  • Texas Property Tax Law & TDLR Update
    • Law and Rules: 3 hours
    • Ethics: 1 hour
  • Property Tax Law Basics & Professional Ethics
    • Law and Rules: 2.5 hours
    • Ethics: 4.5 hours
  • Property Tax Consultant Review Course
    • Law and Rules: 2.5 hours
    • Appraisal and Valuation: 3 hours
    • Property Tax Consulting: .75 hours
    • Ethics: .75 hour

Note: Applicant must submit their course completion certificates with their property tax consultant application.

Please direct all of your questions and comments to CS.Property.Tax.Consultants@tdlr.texas.gov