ALTA Awards Professional Designation to Washington State Industry Veteran

February 26, 2019

ALTA announced that Bill Ronhaar WTP, NTP has been awarded a National Title Professional (NTP) designation. Ronhaar joins 97 other leaders from across the United States who also have earned the national designation.

The designation recognizes land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.

Ronhaar is president and chief underwriting officer of Whatcom Land Title Company in Washington State. He also received the Washington Title Professional designation from the Washington Land Title Association.

“The NTP designation is bestowed only upon land title industry professionals who have made an extraordinary commitment to the industry and proved themselves through a rigorous vetting process,” said ALTA President Cynthia Durham Blair NTP. “Bill’s hard work, extensive experience and sharp intellect make him an excellent example for the industry. His designation is well-deserved.”

Ronhaar earned the designations by meeting requirements for industry experience, continuing education and involvement in the associations. He is a three-time past president of the Washington Land Title Association and a former chair of the Education Committee of the American Land Title Association. 

A graduate of Lynden High School, Ronhaar attended Western Washington State College before entering the title insurance industry. He joined Whatcom Land Title Company in 2014 after 30 years in management with Land Title and Escrow Company of Skagit and Island counties. 

“Bill Ronhaar justly deserves being placed among the best in our profession,” said Colleen Baldwin, owner and CEO of Whatcom Land Title Company. “His leadership in improving our company and our industry has made a significant impact.”

A full directory of National Title Professionals is available here.

The designation has several elements, including industry and compliance prerequisites and training requirements. To apply for the NTP designation and for more information, please visit ALTA's NTP website.

Contact ALTA at 202-296-3671 or

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