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 12-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! On-demand videos will consist of original recordings from the 2019 presentation as well as updated information on the new TREC contract and an additional Ethics in Title session. This on-demand version of the Title 101 Series will expire in Spring of 2023.

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The full package is intended for training purposes only - CE is not included. Please see section below if you need to purchase CE for individual parts.

How to purchase and access the full 101 series.



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/$65 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.
Access to these individual parts will expire in Spring of 2023. Please note the expiration date on each part and make sure you complete the course before the expiration date.

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

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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, National Investors Title Insurance Company
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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, National Investors Title Insurance Company
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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
Teresa Frost, CTIP

REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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, National Investors Title Insurance Company
 
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 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, National Investors Title Insurance Company
 
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Credit

PART 12 - Ethical Standards in Title

THIS PART COVERS
-The definition of Ethics in general and as it relates to the title industry
-Workplace Ethics and examples of ethical and unethical behavior
-Ethical challenges when working from home
-Real-life ethical scenarios that title professionals may encounter in their career

PRESENTED BY:
Lisa Beville, CTIP, Fidelity National Title Group
Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP, National Investors Title Insurance Company
Teresa Frost, CTIP
 
REGISTER FOR THIS PART
$50 members
$65 non-members


CONTINUING EDUCATION
1.0 Escrow Ethics Credit
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