Our TITLE 101 series was created for title employees who are new to the industry or have experience in only one area of title insurance. This basic, comprehensive 11-part series, originally presented live April 8-9, 2019, provides all the basic training and knowledge you need on the fundamental aspects of Texas Title Insurance. Presented by TLTA subject-matter experts, this program covers everything from basic property concepts to post closing issues. If you have less than two years of experience in the title industry or are a title professional looking for basic knowledge in the industry — this program is for you! 

CE Information

PURCHASE FULL TITLE 101 SERIES

- Purchase the full 11-Part Series for training purposes.
- CE not included with purchase price, but can be purchased separately for $20 per person, per part. Once you have purchased the full series, contact education@tlta.com to obtain the discount code for individual part purchase. See CE information.
- Access good until 5/6/21.

How to purchase and access the full 101 series.


PURCHASE FULL SERIES
$479 members
$529 non-members


PURCHASE TITLE 101 INDIVIDUAL PARTS

- Purchase individual parts from the series below and receive 1 hour CE credit per person, per part. 
- Price is $50 for members/nonmembers per part.
- Once purchased, you will have access to the video, handout and continuing education attendance form from links on your profile page.

PART 1 - Basics of Title Insurance - What and Why

THIS PART COVERS
- History of title insurance
- Why title insurance
- What it is/what it does
- Title insurance vs. other forms of insurance
- Glossary of terms and definitions

PRESENTED BY:
Teresa Frost, CTIP, National Investors Title Insurance Company, Austin

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 2 - Basics of Land Ownership

THIS PART COVERS
- Different estates and interests in land — what is insurable and what isn’t
- How property transfers — changes in ownership =  “chain of title”
- Rights in real property

PRESENTED BY:
Lisa Beville, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group, Dallas

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$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 3 - Conveyances, Liens and Recording of Documents

THIS PART COVERS
- Conveyances 
- Proper execution of a conveyance
- Deeds 
- Documents affecting liens
- Recording

PRESENTED BY:
Lisa Beville, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group, Dallas
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 4 - Search and Examination

THIS PART COVERS
- Title plants
- The process of abstracting or examining
- Chain of title
- Writing up the results
- How to work an order 

PRESENTED BY:
Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP, First American Title Guaranty Company, Houston
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 5 - Understanding the Commitment

THIS PART COVERS
- Who can issue a commitment?
- What is a commitment? 
- Understanding the schedules
- Good practices 
- Understanding the insured closing letter

PRESENTED BY:
Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP, First American Title Guaranty Company, Houston
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 6 - Surveys – New and Existing

THIS PART COVERS
- Different types of surveys
- Contract terms - lender instructions
- Survey review checklist

PRESENTED BY:
Lisa Beville, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group, Dallas

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 7 - The TREC Contract and Flow of a Standard Transaction

THIS PART COVERS
- What to look for on the contract
- Flow of standard transaction chart 
- Earnest money contracts
- Funding, closing and post closing

PRESENTED BY:
Brenda Nelson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Houston

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$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 8 - Basic Concepts of Escrow and Minimum Standards

THIS PART COVERS
- What is an “escrow?”
- Types of escrow accounts
- Good funds
- Texas minimum standards of escrow accounting
- Post-closing escrows

PRESENTED BY:
Brenda Nelson, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Houston
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 9 - Preparing to Close and Closing the Transaction/E-Notary, E-Closing and My Good Friend RON

THIS PART COVERS
- Curative matters – from the commitment
- Prepare settlement statements, Closing Disclosure, Texas Disclosure
- Collaborate with Lender Throughout the Process
- Prepare and Review Final Commitment
- Review and Resolve all Schedule C (Curative) Matters from Commitment
- Review Tax Information and Lender Instructions
- TDI regulations – state law
- What If All Parties Can’t Attend Closing in Your Office?
- Steps in Conducting a Superior Closing
- What You Should and Should Not Say
- Fiduciary Duties
- How it works
- Implementation details 
- Major players and platforms
- Equipment, setup, training, integration, etc.

PRESENTED BY:
Karen Arthur, CESP, Old Republic National Title Insurance Company, Houston
Teresa Frost, CTIP, National Investors Title Insurance Company, Austin

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 10 - Endorsements

THIS PART COVERS
- Guide to endorsements
- Endorsement checklist 
- Key endorsements and coverage
- Endorsement relationship to surveys
- “Final” commitments

PRESENTED BY:
Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP, First American Guaranty Company, Houston
 
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 11 - Policy Production and Quality Control Review

THIS PART COVERS
- Preparing to Produce Policies
- Verifying Information
- Produce Policies and Endorsements
- Signature and Delivery
- Check File for Completion
- Retention
- Claims

PRESENTED BY:
Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP, First American Guaranty Company, Houston
 


REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$50 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credi
This information is being provided by TLTA for educational and reference purposes only, and is not intended to represent the only approach to any particular issue. This information should not be construed as legal, financial or business advice from or on behalf of TLTA, and users should consult their own legal counsel and subject-matter experts to ensure that any policies adopted or actions taken meet the requirements unique to their company.