Assessment Guidelines

After implementing policies and procedures designed to meet the ALTA Best Practices standards, your company is ready to undergo an assessment. Refer to the assessment option that best fits your company's needs.

Some of these documents are only available to ALTA Members and Best Practices Subscribers (marked [M]).

If you are not an ALTA member and would like to purchase a Best Practices Subscription, please visit our Publications Page and select the Best Practices Subscription that best suits the needs of your company.

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A self assessment requires companies to internally review and test their policies and procedures to determine whether they meet the Best Practices standards. Use the tools below to conduct your self assessment and embark on the road towards compliance!

The Pillar 1-7 Assessment Readiness Guide is designed to help title and settlement companies collect information required to perform a Best Practices Assessment utilizing either the Best Practices Framework v. 4.0 or the Best Practices Assessment Procedures v. 4.0. It is not a required document, and does not need to be completed to perform the Best Practices Assessment, but does provide a structure to collect important information to evidence compliance with Best Practices.

Using the tools below, a certification specialist may also perform an assessment of a company's policies and procedures to help determine whether the company meets the Best Practices standards.

  • AICPA Guidance
    CPAs may refer to Technical Questions and Answers produced by the AICPA to help guide any Best Practices engagements.