NTP Designation Helps Validate Industry Expertise, Achievement

April 27, 2017

Anne L. Anastasi CLTP, NTP, first vice president for Old Republic Title, earned her National Title Professional Designation in March 2013. Read on as the 40-year industry veteran shares how the NTP designation has helped her career and why she believes others should earn their designation.

Why did you become an NTP?

As a staunch supporter of the national program, I wanted to obtain the designation to prove that it was possible and so that I could use it to market my company in a more professional manner. Having the designations (Anastasi also has earned the Certified Land Title Professional from the Pennsylvania Land Title Association) also shows a commitment to knowledge, learning and participation that is recognized by the people with whom we work in the real estate and lending communities who also have professional designations.

How have you used the NTP designation to advance your career or promote your business?

The initials from both Pennsylvania’s designation program and ALTA’s program have followed my signature on every email, letter and introduction since I obtained them.

Who do you think should get their NTP? What types of professionals would benefit?

All title insurance professionals could benefit from going through the process to obtain the NTP designation because it makes you realize how much you have learned, how valuable your participation is in ALTA and your state association, and it tells others in your company that you are a true professional. But you must also be committed to promoting your achievement and not just letting the plaque hang on your wall and hope that someone will ask you to explain the initials.

How have your ALTA connections benefited your career?

Some of my best friends have come into my life because I met them at ALTA functions. And importantly, because of the connections made through ALTA, I truly feel that I can pick up the phone and call any ALTA member in any state to get help or answers so that I can better serve my clients.

Why should others get their NTPs?

In an industry where the product is the same, this designation sets you apart from your competition, and it is particularly helpful when pursuing commercial transactions. Obtaining it also gives you a sense of achievement and a validation that you are a true professional.

Get Your NTP

The NTP designation recognizes title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property. Learn more at www.alta.org/ntp.

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or communications@alta.org.