ALTA Best Practices Pillar 4 – Settlement Procedures approved in Alabama

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2 credits

This course is one in a series of Courses that discuss ALTA Best Practices. This one covers Pillar 4. The objective of the course is for the learner to complete the section of their policy and procedure manual for the pillars discussed in the course. Also, upon completion the learner will be confident that they will be able to pass an ALTA Best Practice audit for the pillars discussed in the course.


Pillar 4 is about adopting standard real estate settlement procedures and policies that help ensure compliance with Federal and State Consumer Financial Laws as applicable to the Settlement process. The course covers the 34 questions asked in the ALTA Pillar 4 Workbook so that the learner understands what is expected to by compliant. The course covers the Action Items report, Assessment Readiness, and Certification

Adopting appropriate policies and conducting ongoing employee training helps ensure the Company can meet state, federal, and contractual obligations governing the Settlement.

Streamline Consulting has done the research and put together the content for the course. Streamline Consulting is a privately owned company that was formed in order to meet the personnel, technical and business needs of Title Insurance Companies. They are advocates for their clients in all aspects of the title insurance industry.

While the nature of the business is the same in all states, the nuances of each title company, even within the same city, can be very different. Streamline customizes every project and product for each title company, regardless of size, location or products and services provided to their customers.

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Fraud in the Title Industry Course Approved in Alabama

4 Credits

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This course is a comprehensive discussion Fraud in the Title Industry. It covers fraud for property and fraud for profit schemes that have been around for a long time. The majority of the presentation centers on Cyber Fraud. The Business Email Compromise has become a major threat to businesses in general and are of significant concern to title agencies. The course will cover in detail;

  • Types of fraudFraud
  • Red Flags indication fraud
  • Legislation
  • Cyber Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Protecting Bank Accounts
  • Safer Use of the Internet
  • Cybersecurity for Business
  • Personnel Policies and Employee Training
  • Security for Mobile Devices

The course is approved for 4 continuing education credits

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ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards Course Published

2 credits. Members of the American Land Title Association® (ALTA®) have specific needs, unique to title insurance matters, when asked to insure title to land without exception as to the many matters which might be discoverable from survey and inspection, and which are not evidenced by the public records. This course discusses the standards associated with those surveys.

For a survey of real property, and the plat, map or record of such survey, to be acceptable to a title insurance company for the purpose of insuring title to said real property free and clear of survey matters (except those matters disclosed by the survey and indicated on the plat or map), certain specific and pertinent information must be presented for the distinct and clear understanding between the insured, the client (if different from the insured), the title insurance company (insurer), the lender, and the surveyor professionally responsible for the survey.

In order to meet such needs, clients, insurers, insureds, and lenders are entitled to rely on surveyors to conduct surveys and prepare associated plats or maps that are of a professional quality and appropriately uniform, complete, and accurate. To that end, and in the interests of the general public, the surveying profession, title insurers, and abstracters, the ALTA and the NSPS jointly promulgate the within details and criteria setting forth a minimum standard of performance for ALTA/NSPS Land Title Surveys.

A complete 2016 ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey includes:
(i) the on-site fieldwork required pursuant to Section 5,
(ii) the preparation of a plat or map pursuant to Section 6 showing the results of the fieldwork and its relationship to documents provided to or obtained by the surveyor pursuant to Section 4,
(iii) any information from Table A items requested by the client, and
(iv) the certification outlined in Section 7.

Gary KentGary Kent is Director of Surveying at The Schneider Corporation, a 42-year-old consulting firm based in Indianapolis providing solutions in surveying, GIS, 3D graphics, architecture, and civil, municipal and transportation engineering. A past-president of both ACSM and the Indiana Society of Professional Land Surveyors, Gary has a BS degree in Land Surveying from Purdue University and is registered to practice surveying in Indiana and Michigan. He is chair of both the NSPS/ACSM committee and the ALTA committee on the ALTA/ACSM Standards. He currently sits on the Indiana State Board of Registration for Land Surveyors and is also a member of the adjunct faculty at the Purdue campus in Indianapolis where he teaches Land Survey Systems, Legal Descriptions, Boundary Law and Property Surveying.

Fraud in the Title Industry Course Approved in Alabama

4 Credits

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This course is a comprehensive discussion Fraud in the Title Industry. It covers fraud for property and fraud for profit schemes that have been around for a long time. The majority of the presentation centers on Cyber Fraud. The Business Email Compromise has become a major threat to businesses in general and are of significant concern to title agencies. The course will cover in detail;

  • Types of fraudFraud
  • Red Flags indication fraud
  • Legislation
  • Cyber Fraud
  • Wire Fraud
  • Protecting Bank Accounts
  • Safer Use of the Internet
  • Cybersecurity for Business
  • Personnel Policies and Employee Training
  • Security for Mobile Devices

The course is approved for 4 continuing education credits

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