Get the Most Out of Your ALTA Membership

As an ALTA member, you not only join the premiere association for title and settlement service agents but you join a family of dedicated professionals working to improve the land title industry. Below you will find a list of the many items available to you as an ALTA Member.


Advocacy

ALTA represents its members on a national and state level by working closely with members of Congress, state legislatures, regulators, and other industry stakeholders.

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 relationships or would like to develop connections with members of Congress. Joining this group of advocates helps ALTA gain greater access to Congress and allows us to better explain the benefits of our industry.


Education

The Source for Industry Training - Made by Title Professionals for Title Professionals.

Since 1971, ALTA has been the source of practical knowledge and skill-based training solutions for the title insurance industry. ALTA is dedicated to providing cutting-edge educational solutions to our members through several mediums. Members get discounted access to ALTA’s educational materials.

Online Courses
Designed for employees to learn from the office, these courses were developed by LTI and ALTA's Education Committee. Choose from four courses:

  • 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.

Continuing Education
ALTA is dedicated to the professional development of all of our members. There are several ways to earn CE & CLE Credit. This is your one-stop source for your Continuing Education Credits.

Educational Training Videos
Purchase and watch LTI-produced videos on topics affecting the title insurance industry.

Title Triumph® Board Game
Title Triumph® is a unique and challenging twist in education. Play it at your conference or break room table. The topics, including closing & escrow; search & exam; commitments & policies, will test employees' knowledge and comprehension.

Webinars
Every month, ALTA hosts free and paid webinars on issues important to title insurance professionals. You can find out more information about upcoming webinars and gain access to previous webinar recordings.

Model Training Program
Build the perfect training program with a mix of audio, video, distance learning, team-building and face-to-face training opportunities.

HR Sample Library
This page provides access to the ALTA's Sample Job Description and Job Advertisement Library. Some of these files are available to any interested party, but many are available only to ALTA Members.

NTP Designation
The National Title Professional (NTP) Designation is designed to recognize land title professionals who demonstrate the knowledge, experience and dedication essential to the safe and efficient transfer of real property.


News & Publications

One of ALTA’s strategic priorities is to help our members stay ahead of competition and succeed in the marketplace. Below are descriptions of the publications and subscriptions that are available through ALTA.

Print Publications

TitleNews Magazine Print and Digital
Member $100 per year/Nonmember $300 per year
The land title industry's essential print magazine contains vital information and analysis geared specifically for the land title insurance 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.

The Title Insurance Law Newsletter
Member Price: $125/Nonmember Price: $175
The newsletter for real estate attorneys and legal professionals reports on cases addressing title insurance coverage, class actions and regulatory enforcement, escrow and closing duties, agent/underwriter disputes, conveyancing law, and RESPA and TILA compliance and violations.

Title Law Quarterly
Free for Real Estate Attorney Members
Title Law Quarterly provides information on key lawsuits affecting the land title insurance industry, current developments in real property law and changes to ALTA policy forms.

Digital Media

TitleNews Online Email
Twice a week, the top stories impacting the title industry are brought to you. This e-newsletter strives to provide timely industry updates so you can maintain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

News You Can Use Email
This daily email provides a collection of headlines and news from national media sources, keeping you up to date on current issues impacting business and the real estate and mortgage markets.

Advocacy Update Email
This weekly email penned by CEO Michelle Korsmo, gives ALTA members the latest information on the association’s legislative efforts on Capitol Hill and around the United States.

ALTA Blog
ALTA's Blog offers another avenue to keep members and others informed about association initiatives and industry news.


Events

Nothing can replace a face-to-face meeting to renew your sense of mission, recharge your batteries and fuel your creativity. ALTA organizes dozens of world-class meetings each year to provide an opportunity for you to learn from industry experts, meet industry vendors and network with your peers.

ALTA ONE
ALTA ONE is the most important event for the title insurance industry. Each year, it unites all ALTA members in one place to get inspired, gain knowledge and work together to protect the property rights of homebuyers. ALTA ONE features stimulating speakers, dynamic networking opportunities and a forum for keeping up with best practices and regulatory changes.

ALTA SPRINGBOARD
ALTA SPRINGBOARD is the event designed specifically to help title professionals take their businesses to the next level. It is focused on providing proven strategies, practical education and networking opportunities that will accelerate business success for attendees.

ALTA Advocacy Summit
The Advocacy Summit unites ALTA members with federal lawmakers to advance policies that affect American property rights. If it impacts title professionals and it involves federal legislators, regulators and public policy; you'll hear about it at the Advocacy Summit.

ALTA Innovation Boot Camps
ALTA’s Innovation Boot Camps combine our Social Media Summit, Agents & Abstracters Conference and Homebuyer Outreach Program Workshops into a new experience. The Boot Camps offer a day-and-half conference for networking and digital marketing and consumer education.

ALTA Large Agents Conference
Large Agents Conference is specifically geared toward large companies and industry executives. Industry updates, roundtable discussions and networking dinners, make this informative meeting a can't-miss experience.


ALTA Business Tools

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.

ALTA Prints
ALTAprints is our online portal for ALTA's Homebuyer Outreach Program to print, customize and download education materials. Members can brand and print HOP materials with their own company logo and information directly from ALTAPrints.org

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.

HomeClosing101.org
ALTA Members may link to this website to educate homebuyers about title insurance and the closing process, and to generate new business. ALTA members are displayed in the “Find a Company to Help You” Search Directory.

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

ALTA Registry
ALTA Registry offers a centralized portal for identification of mortgage industry and other service providers.

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.

USA Patriot Act Search
ALTA members get access to the U.S. Treasury Blocked Persons List to search the Specially Designated Nationals List for blacklisted individuals US citizens are prohibited from doing business with.

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

E&O Insurance
TIAC began insuring ALTA members in June 1988, making TIAC one of the oldest and most experienced insurers for title agents and abstracters E&O insurance. ALTA members receive a discount on their dues when they are insured by TIAC.

Title Insurance Regulatory Survey
The Title Insurance Regulatory Survey (TIRS) is the most comprehensive collection of regulatory information and practices of the title industry available.

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.

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.

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

Questions? Contact Us!

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

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