Arbitration Training Program

To become eligible to serve as arbitrators, Tax Code Section 41A.06 requires persons seeking to become arbitrators, except attorneys, to complete 30 hours of training on arbitration and alternative dispute resolution procedures from a college, university, legal trade association or real estate trade association. 

The Comptroller's arbitration training videos are in the process of being updated to reflect changes from the 85th Regular Session or changes to the Comptroller arbitration rules.

Persons seeking to become arbitrators may watch the PTAD videos on the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Property Tax Assistance Division page. For additional information or to request the videos links contact

Please closely review the State of Texas rules regarding qualifications to be accepted into our Arbitration Program.$ext.RegPage?sl=R&app=1&p_dir=&p_rloc=352434&p_tloc=&p_ploc=&pg=1&p_reg=352434&ti=34&pt=1&ch=9&rl=4258&issue=05/25/2018&z_chk=

Faith West Campus, Katy, Texas


Texas Property Tax Arbitrators

Alternative Dispute Resolution Initial Training 30 Hour

Continuing Education Course Class Type:

This is an evening and Saturday class Dates: 6 PM to 10 PM -

September 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, and 19. AND 9 AM to 1 PM - September 14

Location of the class: Faith West Academy - 2225 Porter Rd, Katy, TX.


This course is offered in a classroom setting and is geared for persons seeking entry to the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Property Tax Assistance Division Registry of Arbitrators. The course teaches the updated rules and laws in dispute resolution (including SB 2/HB 2). The course will detail the parts of the law necessary to be become a PTAD arbitrator, in addition to the procedures to conduct a successful arbitration. Taking this course does not guarantee admission onto to the PTAD roster. This course rather meets the education requirements. Please contact the Property Tax Assistance Division for the minimum criteria to be a PTAD arbitration. This course satisfies the Texas Comptroller's requirement for the Arbitrator Registry of 30 hours of initial training in accordance with Texas Comptroller Property Tax Code Section 41A.061. This course is TREC Approved courses totaling 30 hours.

Provider ID: 10326

Course Name and ID: Property Tax Arbitrator Initial Training Part I (36859) AND Property Tax Arbitrator Initial Training Part II (36860)


This course is eligible for 30 hours of continuing professional education by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy. Registration by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy does not constitute an endorsement by the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as to the quality of our CPE program. Sponsor ID: 010501 This course is eligible for 3 hours of Texas Bar Association Ethics.


8 Hour Training – Houston – November 9th 

Loretta L Higgins, CPA, MIM is a Texas Certified Public Accountant and Arbitrator listed on the Texas Arbitrator Registry.  She has over 20 years experience working with small businesses on issues that include property taxation, business taxation, and merger/acquisition issues. She obtained her Masters in Intercession Mediation (Alternative Dispute Resolution) from Barham Graduate School and Seminary College in 2016.


Loretta is the Professor and Department Chairperson of the Arbitration Programs at Barnham Graduate School and Seminary College in addition to pursuing her PhD in Business Related Research.  


Loretta currently resides in Houston, Texas with her husband Sean McQueen and their four children.   

Professor Loretta Higgins, CPA


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