Secure Email for Alabama Title Agents

ALTA Best Practices says we need secure email. Learntitle has partnered with SecureMail to bring you a simple encrypted email solution. Check out the details below.Secure Mail

Secure EmailSimple Secure Email for the Desktop

SecureMail is a service that protects all important information flowing between you, your business partners, and your clients. At the same time, it makes life easier for everyone. From the moment you hit the “Send Secure” button, until your mail is delivered, sensitive messages and files are fully protected. It’s simple. It’s fast. It’s smart. SecureMail is perfect for organizations of all sizes.

Compliance without Complication

Secure email is a legal requirement for those who must comply with ALTA Best Practices. With SecureMail, compliance is achieved without complication. It protects all of your sensitive messages with compliance-grade encryption (FIPS 140-2), and it gives customers assurance that their private information is being handled with care. Messages and files are secured with one-click and with instant confirmation when they have arrived safely. Replies are securely delivered to your inbox and unencrypted automatically, ready to read without additional steps. For those that prefer a portal, local language is automatically detected. And, because it works with popular email clients such as Outlook, it’s intuitive for senders and recipients, and can be up and running in minutes with no outside IT support. SecureMail makes good business sense.

Better Customer Service and Lower Costs Contact

SecureMail improves response time and saves money. Your customers no longer have to wait for the mail to get passwords and other sensitive information. And, communications don’t stop when people are on the move. SecureMail works just as effectively with mobile devices. Since SecureMail provides confidential delivery with confirmed receipt, it replaces costly faxes, printing, postage, and courier services providing you with a greener and less expensive alternative.


  • Easy to use service encrypts selected email messages
  • Intuitive “Send Secure” Outlook button
  • Replies are automatically decrypted into your inbox
  • Handles document and file attachments up to 100MB (expandable to 2GB)
  • Nothing to install for recipients
  • Recipient initiated secure messaging
  • Works natively on iPhone and other mobile devices
  • Built-in tracking of all messages and files sent, received, and opened
  • Portal localized in eight languages including English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese
  • No additional hardware or infrastructure needed


  • Minimize exposure to regulatory violations, litigation, and penalties
  • Private, trusted, secure communication with your customers and partners
  • Cut costs of faxes, printing, postage, and courier services
  • Proof that recipients opened your messages
  • Up and running with little to no end user training



  • Industry standard encryption: AES-256, SSL, TLS
  • Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome & Opera Support
  • Outlook 2007/2010/2013 support
  • Integrates with Office 365 and Google AppsTM Service
  • Native support on iPhone, android and other mobile devices
  • Integrates with Citrix
  • 100 MB default message size
  • 500 MB default mailbox size
  • 30 day default message expiration (upgradable)
  • SSAE 16, SAS 70 Type II Certified Data Center

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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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New Integrated Mortgage Disclosure by Anne Anastasi course approved in Alabama

2 credits

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Former American Land Title Association President, Anne Annastasi discusses CFPB Integrated Mortgage Disclosure. Her presentation includes a discussion of how we came to this place where we have a new Disclosure and the events that lead to it. She explains new terminology, disclosure restrictions, the “Provider List”. She will explain how the tolerance “buckets’ have changed, preparation and delivery of the completed form.

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Anne Anastasi is a past president of the American Land Title Association. She is the owner of Genesis Abstract, LLC of Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

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.

ALTA Best Practices by Diane Evans course approved in Alabama

2 credits

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Current American Land Title Association President, Diane Evens discusses ALTA Best Practices. Her presentation includes a discussion of how the industry has arrived a the point where the promulgation of Best Practices is important. She covers legislation that requires title agencies to implement Best Practices and the role of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
This course covers an overview of each of the 7 Pillars

  • Pillar 1 – Licensing
  • Pillar 2 – Escrow Accounting
  • Pillar 3 – Protecting Non Public Personal Information
  • Pillar 4 – Pricing and Recording
  • Pillar 5 – Policy Production
  • Pillar 6 – Professional Liability Insurance
  • Pillar 7 – Consumer Complaints

Diane Evans has served the title insurance industry for more than three decades. She joined Denver,
Colorado-based Land Title Guarantee Company in 1981 and currently serves as vice president.
A member of the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) Board of Governors and 2014-15 president, Diane also is a member of ALTA’s Government Affairs Committee, State Regulatory Advisory Committee, NAIC Committee and Agents Executive Section.

Additionally, she has served as chair of ALTA’s Abstracters and Title Insurance Agents Section Executive Committee.   Diane has been active in the title industry in Colorado as well. She served as president of the Land Title   Association of Colorado in 2001, served on its Board of Directors from 1992-2002 and continues to
serve on its legislative committee. She has served on the Colorado Secretary of State E-Recording Panel,   a member of the Producers Council of the Colorado Division of Insurance and the Colorado Division of  Insurance Title Advisory Panel. She has served as chair of the State Board of Land Commissioners and  on the Colorado State University System’s Board of Governors

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