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North American Title Insurance Company is a seasoned title insurance underwriter that has been helping customers achieve the American dream of homeownership for more than 50 years. In the past several years, we have become known as the “underwriter next door,� because our associates are always easy to reach and our processes are, at all times, quick and straightforward. Our agency application process is fast and transparent for qualified agents. NATIC offers a one-hour underwriting response guarantee that is unparallelled in our industry. In addition, we value our agents based on their title industry knowledge and experience, not just on profits alone.

About ALTA Membership

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 with questions.

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Membership Benefits and Services

Advocacy Representation

ALTA is constantly in touch with Congress and other stakeholders on legislative and regulatory issues to protect the industry’s and your company’s interests. ALTA is a leader in Washington, DC on issues including the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), real estate finance, mortgage and insurance issues. ALTA also works closely with state land title associations on state issues.

Title Action Network
Join nearly 12,000 land title insurance industry professionals in the Title Action Network (TAN). TAN is a 100% free organization that allows our industry to quickly and easily contact their local and federal lawmakers about issues that affect your business and your bottom line.

Title Industry Political Action Committee (TIPAC)
TIPAC is the collective voice of the title insurance industry and the official PAC of ALTA. TIPAC enables us to build and develop relationships with members of Congress, while educating and advocating on behalf of our industry.

Congressional Liaisons
ALTA’s Congressional Liaisons are individuals that have existing (or would like to cultivate) relationships with members of Congress of their staff. Joining this group of advocates helps ALTA gain greater access to Congress and allows us to better explain the benefits of our industry.

Communications & Publications

TitleNews Print and Digital
The land title industry’s premier print magazine contains vital information and analysis geared specifically for the land title industry as well as general business articles to help you effectively manage and grow your business. In addition, you will receive a digital version of the magazine that you can share with your employees and clients.

TitleNews Online
Twice a week, the top stories impacting the title industry are brought to you by email. Much like the print version of TitleNews, this e-newsletter strives to provide timely industry updates that you need to maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

News You Can Use
This daily email provides a collection of headlines and news from various media sources, keeping you “in the know” about issues impacting business and the real estate and mortgage markets. News You Can Use is also formatted for mobile devices, making it easy for you to access the news you need each day.

ALTA’s Blog offers another avenue to keep members and others informed about ALTA initiatives and industry news. You can also add comments to blog posts and subscribe to the Blog RSS feed to populate your company’s website with new content without having to maintain or update the information.

Social Media
Interact with ALTA and its members on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

Meetings & Conferences

Business Strategies Conference
This meeting offers attendees the opportunity to hear from the industry’s best experts covering the latest tactical business strategies, including implementation of ALTA’s Best Practices, Know Before You Owe, cybersecurity, legal issues, operations, consumer education, and sales and marketing.

Social Media Summit
Are you a marketing manager, communications director or social media practitioner? Our full-day summit will provide education, networking and training from several digital media experts. This summit is in conjunction with the Business Strategies Conference.

Federal Conference
This conference is the best opportunity to meet with federal legislators and explain how their decisions on Capitol Hill impact voters and businesses in their state. If it is a legislative, regulatory or political issue affecting the title industry, we cover it.

Annual Convention
This is the premier source for professional development education and a chance to be informed about upcoming economic and regulatory trends affecting the market. If you are looking for networking education and certification opportunities, this is the event for you.

Homebuyer Outreach Program Workshops
These workshops are designed to train you and your staff on ways to communicate the benefits of title insurance. The workshops also help you learn how to remain RESPA compliant, manage online consumer complaints and promote your business directly to homebuyers.

Education & Training Programs

Members get access and discounts on an array of educational material from ALTA and its Land Title Institute.

Distance Learning – Online Courses
Avoid costly travel fees and down time by taking an online course. CE credits are available for select courses in select states.

  • Title 101: Basic instruction on Searching, Evidencing, Abstracting, Insurance, Underwriting, Regulations and more.
  • Title 201: Advanced instruction on Easements, Water Rights, Reinsurance and more.
  • Escrow Accounting Procedures: Teaches a model system of managerial practices designed to minimize your risk in handling escrow funds.
  • Ethics in the Title Industry: Addresses title-related ethical issues.

DVD Training Library
Eight titles are available with topics ranging from Claims Awareness to Completing a Title Insurance Commitment Form.

Title Topics Webinars
Free monthly webinars address a variety of topics to help you improve operations, grow market share and comply with regulations.

Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices

ALTA created the “Title Insurance and Settlement Company Best Practices” to help members highlight policies and procedures the industry exercises to protect lenders and consumers. Here are some of the Best Practices resources:

  • Best Practices Workbooks: This document consists of a series of questionnaires designed to aid companies in determining whether the policies they have in place meet the Best Practices standards.
  • Assessment Procedures: This is the standard set of evaluation procedures, promulgated by ALTA, to help companies determine whether they meet the Best Practices.
  • Assessment Readiness Guides: This document helps companies self-assess their compliance with each pillar of ALTA’s Best Practices.
  • ALTA Compliance Management Report: This is a high-level report that companies complete to provide the results of a self assessment to lenders or other third parties.
  • Best Practices Policy and Procedure Creation Guidance: Provides members step-by-step directions on how to draft formal policies and procedures for the Best Practices.
  • Practices Assessment Guide and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Resource: This tool is designed to help title professionals understand the Best Practices self-assessment process, the importance of undergoing an assessment, how to conduct a self assessment and ALTA’s role in performing a self assessment.

Homebuyer Outreach Program

ALTA developed an extensive Homebuyer Outreach Program to bolster member company efforts to educate homebuyers on the benefits of title insurance. Members have exclusive access to more than 60 tools to educate homebuyers, Realtors, builders and lenders about the benefits of owner’s title insurance. Members can brand and print HOP materials with their own company logo and information directly from Items available include:

  • Power Point Presentations
  • Marketing flyers and advertisements
  • Rack cards
  • Social media and blog content

Professional Resources & Discounts

ALTA Policy Forms License
ALTA is responsible for the forms upon which nearly all title insurance is written in the United States. Access to the forms comes with an ALTA membership.

ALTA Committee Service
By serving on a committee, you contribute your talents and expertise while positioning yourself as an expert in your local marketplace.

Elite Provider Program
The Elite Provider Program is comprised of premier service providers that offer comprehensive products and services at discounted prices to help title insurance and settlement services companies implement ALTA’s Best Practices.

ALTA's Principles of Fair Conduct
The ALTA Principles of Fair Conduct represent the association's commitment to promote behavior within the title industry that serves the needs and interests of consumers. The Principles describe ALTA's expectation of its Members to adhere to the highest standards of ethical behavior and the laws and regulations governing the business of title insurance.

Health Insurance Program
This program has been developed for ALTA members to offer benefit solutions with cost-saving opportunities that incorporate insurance options and pricing typically available only to large companies.
Members may link to this website to educate homebuyers about title insurance and the closing process, and to generate new business.

Membership Directory
The online directory can help you tap into potential partners outside of your coverage area to get deals closed.

National Title Professional
Earn this designation to demonstrate your industry knowledge, which is essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.

UPS Savings Program
Members can save up to 36 percent on some shipping services.

USA Patriot Act Search
ALTA members get access to the U.S. Treasury Blocked Persons List.

Types of Membership

Active Membership
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.

Associate Membership
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.

Emeritus Membership
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.

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Questions? Contact Us!

We'd love to hear from you! Please address any questions regarding ALTA membership to the Membership Department at You may want to check out our Frequently Asked Questions page, too.

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American Land Title Association
1800 M Street, NW, Suite 300S
Washington, D.C. 20036-5828
P. 202.296.3671 F. 202.223.5843
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