Welcome! We are glad that you'd like to join ALTA®, the title industry's premier resource for advocacy, education, information and networking. If you're ready to join now, you can Apply for Membership online or contact the ALTA Membership Department at 800-787-2582 x231 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
The Title Industry Political Action Committee (TIPAC) is the collective voice of the title insurance industry and the official PAC of the American Land Title Association®. TIPAC enables us to build and develop relationships with Members of Congress, while educating and advocating on behalf of our industry. ALTA® members who participate in TIPAC are very influential in the nation’s political process. TIPAC pools your contribution with contributions from other title professionals. TIPAC is the most effective tool we have to make sure our concerns are heard and our interests are protected in Washington, D.C.
ALTA®'s Grassroots Network works directly with the Government Affairs Department to ensure that ALTA®'s positions are heard by Congress and government agencies before they enact legislation and regulations. ALTA® members visit their Congressional representatives each year during ALTA®’s Federal Conference in Washington and invite Members of Congress to participate in special events during the conference. Throughout the year, ALTA members invite Members of Congress to visit their offices and utilize letter campaigns to inform Congress on important ALTA issues affecting our industry.
Title News -- ALTA®’s monthly magazine
Title News contains information and articles geared specifically for the land title industry as well as general business articles on subjects that affect everyone in the real estate industry. This premier magazine keeps you up-to-date on land title issues as well as general business articles on subjects that affect everyone in real estate.
Title News Online
Twice a week the top stories impacting the title industry are brought to you by email. This news vehicle provides business strategies, sales and marketing tips, industry trends, professional profiles, shows how ALTA initiatives help promote the title insurance industry, gives updates on grassroots efforts, and much more. Much like the printed version of Title News, Title News Online strives to provide timely industry updates that you need to maintain a competitive edge over your competition.
ALTA® Industry & Information E-Newsletter
A timely, electronic newsletter, ALTA®’s E-news is an exclusive, member benefit. When industry or regulatory news breaks, ALTA brings it right to your e-mail, making you one of the first to know and giving you a competitive edge.
ALTA Office Security and Privacy Guidelines Booklet
ALTA has developed this document to provide guidance on how to protect sensitive customer and company information and should be considered as your company develops office security and privacy policies.
Standard Procedures and Controls for the Title Industry
ALTA has created this guide to act as minimum internal control procedures that should be implemented within each title company to insure the acquisition or transfer of property is handled with a maximum degree of efficiency, security, and safety. These guidelines will help improve the title industry by imposing consistent and fair standards against which every company is measured.
ALTA® offers several major meetings throughout the year using a diverse array of professional development programming formats including:
Federal Conference – ALTA®'s Federal Conference is undoubtedly the most time-sensitive title industry event of the year. If it is a legislative, regulatory, or political issue affecting the title industry
Business Strategies Conference – For more than a decade, this meeting has offered attendees the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best experts covering topics on leadership, management, sales and marketing as well as industry technology.
Annual Convention – ALTA®’s Annual Convention is the premier source for professional development education and a chance to be updated on the upcoming economic and regulatory trends affecting the market.
Small Agents and Abstracters Meeting – This meeting is attended by small to medium-sized agents and abstracters from across the nation. Participants meet one or two times per year to discuss important issues relevant to their operations and business management strategies. Engaging roundtable discussions provide an atmosphere of learning and sharing during this 1½ day educational event.
Large Agents and Abstracters Meeting – Geared toward the largest agencies in the industry, this meeting is a chance for some of the most successful title company owners and employees to share insight on best practices and address some of the pressing issues related
ALTA® Membership Directory
This number one resource of title industry professionals is available in both print and online versions. The Directory is a valuable resource for both member referrals and consumer business.
MERS® Online Subscription (an exclusive member benefit)
The Mortgage Electronic Registration System (MERS) was created by the real estate finance industry to eliminate the need to prepare and record assignments when trading mortgage loans. ALTA members are able access this service at a significant discount of just $75.00 per year.
Online ALTA Policies & Endorsements
The American Land Title Association® is responsible for the forms upon which nearly all title insurance is written in the United States. By having a standard form for each transaction necessary to a title insurance policy, the system of land exchange remains remarkably smooth throughout the country. Several forms are available at no charge and all forms are available via subscription to ALTA® Policy Forms Online.
You can also enhance your career by serving on one of ALTA®’s Volunteer Leadership Committees. Volunteer leadership opportunities are extensive if you want to serve on an ALTA committee. By serving on a committee, you are able to take gain even more benefit from your ALTA membership by contributing your talents and expertise to the industry. For more information on how to serve on a committee, visit the ALTA® Leadership Committee Service pages.
Letter to Homebuyers
ALTA members can send this simple and short letter to homebuyers informing them of the benefits they receive from working with a title professional and purchasing an Owner’s Title Insurance Policy.
Active membership is restricted to business entities that primarily engage and are legally qualified to engage in the business of land title evidencing as an abstracter, title insurance agent or title insurance underwriter. Active members may vote in Association elections and hold committee and elected positions.
This membership is reserved for those people or firms engaged in providing services to the land title industry. Examples of such persons or firms are attorneys, surveyors, automation vendors, counsels to lenders or life insurance companies and governmental agencies.
This class of membership is open to retired members of the title industry, provided that they are not eligible for any other type of membership.
We'd love to hear from you! Please address any questions regarding ALTA membership to the Membership Department at email@example.com. You may want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, too.