Title 101 Online Course

Title 101 is primarily designed for new or less-experienced title employees and others seeking a basic knowledge of the title business and its unique terminology. Candidates for this course include: receptionists, administrative staff, new hires, searchers, examiners, closers, and sales and marketing staff.

The online format is very convenient and provides students with easy access to course content and immediate feedback on chapter tests. The courses are self study - students read a chapter and take a test. Most students complete a course within two or three months. The maximum time limit is one year.

Title 101 Objectives

  • Introduce the student to the basic principles of the land title industry
  • Acquaint students with the title industry's unique terminology
  • Develop a solid foundation of title insurance knowledge for the student

Online Course Format & Completion Timeline

LTI's Online Course materials and testing are delivered via the Internet. This format provides LTI students with convenient delivery of course content and immediate feedback of chapter test scores. The courses are self study - students read a chapter and take a test.

Most students complete a course within two or three months. The maximum time limit is one year.

Learn more about earning Continuing Education Credit by taking Title 101

Table of Contents

  1. What is a Title?
  2. The Origins of Land Title Assurance
  3. After Title Assurance: The Development of the Title Insurance Industry
  4. Title Examination: Title Searching and Abstracting from Public Records and Title Plants
  5. Abstract and Title Plants
  6. Title Examinations: Methods and Procedure
  7. Land Descriptions
  8. Easements
  9. Underwriting Principles
  10. Minerals
  11. Escrows and Closings
  12. Approved Attorneys and Closing Protection Letters
  13. Forms of Title Insurance Commitments and Policies
  14. Title Insurance Rates
  15. Land Title Industry Associations and Related Organizations
  16. Government Agencies, GSEs, and Government Use of Land
  17. Title Sales and Business Development
  18. Management/Leadership

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Certificate of Achievement for Graduates

A suitable-for-framing Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to each student who completes the course with an overall average of 70% or higher.


Questions? Please contact the Education department at education@alta.org or call 800-787-2582 for more information.

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