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24 Credits – Purchase the entire catalog and pay 30% less than taking each course individually. You will have all the courses you need to meet the 24 credit requirement.

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Courses in the catalog include:

  • 4 credits – Real Estate Settlement And Procedures Act
    3 credits – Cyber Crime In The Title Industry
    1 credit – Digital Closings
    2 credits – Alta/Nsps Land Title Survey Standards
    3 credits – Title Insurance Ethics
    4 credits – Al Fraud In Title Insurance
    1 credit – The Closing Is Over But What About The Post Closing
    2 credits – Alta Best Practices Pillar 2
    2 credits – Al Best Practices Pillar 7
  • Total = 24 Credits

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Digital Closings

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1 credit

digital closingsThere has been an explosion of interest in eClosings in the industry.   Because of the savings of time and resources realized by the use of digital closings, lenders and title insurers are beginning to look into ways to utilize the technology.  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau sponsored a pilot that tested eClosings and it showed that the technology had a positive influence on the closing process.  Government Sponsored Entities(GSE) have made eClosings a part of their scorecard when evaluation lenders.  Consumers appreciate the advantages that digital closings bring to their experience.   Digital Closings are making their way into the Real Estate closing process and title agents need to understand the process and how they can incorporate the process into their workflow.

The presenter is Nancy G. Pratt who is the Vice President of Partner Relations and Government Affairs for Pavaso.  She provides team leadership in attaining company goals, and manages the strategic relationships for the growth of the company.  She is responsible in maintaining the relationships at Federal and State level, understanding key regulatory issues and laws that pertain to the operations of Pavaso.   She is involved with Sales Support and strategy of the promotion and development of the Digital Mortgage Solutions throughout the Title agent network and lender segment of the industry.

Nancy has over 14 years of experience in the eMortgage/eClosing space, which played a key role in leading the go-to-market and implementation strategies for Pavaso’s two CFPB pilots.

Nancy has been in the mortgage/title industry for over 35 years and highlights of her career include industry milestones of performing the first complete eMortgage with lenders and conducting the first ever FHA and VA eClosings.

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ALTA Best Practices Pillar 2 Escrow Accounting course available in Alabama

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This course is one in a series of Courses that discuss ALTA Best Practices. This one covers Pillar 2. 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 2 is about Escrow Trust Accounting. Appropriate and effective escrow controls and staff training help title and settlement companies meet client and legal requirements for the safeguarding of client funds. These procedures help ensure accuracy and minimize the exposure to loss of client funds. Settlement companies may engage outside contractors to conduct segregation of trust accounting duties.

The course covers the 73 questions asked in the ALTA Pillar 2 Workbook so that the learner understands what is expected to be compliant. The course covers the Action Items report, Assessment Readiness, and Certification

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

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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New Integrated Mortgage Disclosure with Anne Anastasi

2 credits

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Former ALTA Presidient Anne Anastasi discusses the New Integrated Mortgage disclosure in this course published by Learntitle.com. The course covers:

  • New terminology
  • New definitions
  • Aspects of inclusion on the “Provider List”
  • Tolerances
  • Preparation and Delivery
  • The new form

Anne AnastasiAnne Anastasi if a former president of the American Land Title Association. She has been instrumental in speaking for the Land Title Industry as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau redesigns how real estate transactions will be done.

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Ethics with Michael Holden approved in Alabama

2 credits

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Michael Holden discusses a wide range of Ethics topics and how they relate to the Title Insurance Industry. It is a comprehensive discussion that covers historical perspectives, unethical conduct, and cultural factors. He uses Boeing as an example of corporate ethics policies and discusses how to establish an ethical organization.

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Michael began working in the title industry for his father in 1984 part time before entering high school.  Since entering the field full time in 1989, Michael has examined over 15,000 real estate titles, written policies in excess of $100 million dollars, and handled closings of thousands of commercial and residential properties through out the country.

Michael currently serves as the Ohio and Michigan State Agency Manager for North American Title Insurance Company.  To work with him and North American Title, please click here:  NATIC

Michael has served on the American Land Title Association’s education committee responsible for setting educational programs for the association from 2000 to 2008.  He also has served on the ALTA’s Abstractors and Agent’s section committee to the Board of Governors.  Currently he  serves on the ALTA Public Relations Committee.

Michael is a regular speaker for the title industry.  He has been a featured speaker at the American Land Title Association Technology Forum; and the Missouri, Montana,Wyoming, Kansas, Michigan, Ohio, Nebraska, Virginia and South Dakota Land Title Associations.

Michael is an alumnus of the University of Missouri, and was recognized by October Research as “top 40 under 40” in 2007.  He enjoys travel, skiing and spending time with family.

Michael has a proud legacy of family leadership in the title insurance industry.  He and/or a member of his family has been active in the business continuously since 1920.

Michael Holden Seminars provides educational programs to Title Agents, Escrow Closers, Mortgage Lenders, Attorneys and Real Estate Agents.  Topics available include:

• RESPA reform, CFPB, the Dodd-Frank Act and affiliated business arrangements
• Bankruptcy, Federal Issues, Federal Tax Liens and Railroads
• Business operations, process streamlining, workflow centralization and cost reduction
• Marketing, business retention, sales, and internal marketing systems

Cyber Crime in the Title Industry

3 credits

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wire fraudThe FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center receives complaints crossing the spectrum of cyber crime matters. Since they began tracking scams in the late 2013, it has compiled statistics on more thgan 7,000 U.S. companies that have been victimized. The scam succeeds by compromising legitimate business email accounts through social engineering or computer instrusion techniques, Businesses of all sizes are targeted, and the fraud is proliferating. Title companies handle a lot of money through their escrow accounts and are consequently a favorite target of cyber criminals. This course covers all the different types of cyberfraud, how to recognize them, and how to protect your business against them.

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CFPB New Rule

CFPB’s New Rule

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This course will cover the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s new rule on the Integrated Disclosure Rule. It discusses:

  • The History of the Rule
  • The Scope of the Rule
  • New Terminology
  • Pre-application activity
  • Loan Application & Estimate
  • Consummation
  • Effective Date

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The Presenter is

Kevin Pagoda, Esq.

Born in Santa Monica, California, Kevin Pogoda grew up in Southern California. A graduate from the University of
California at Berkeley with degrees in Rhetoric (honors) and Legal Studies (high honors), Kevin completed his law
school education at the University of California School of Law in 1994. After law school, Kevin worked in several
firms located in New Jersey, Virginia and the District of Columbia. While in private practice, Kevin’s experience
included SEC compliance, Indian gaming law, commercial litigation, labor and employment law, and not-for-profit
litigation.

Kevin has taken and passed the bar exams for California, New Jersey, Virginia and Maryland. In 1998, Kevin began his career as a settlement attorney at a prominent settlement company located in Annandale, Virginia.

While in that position, Kevin performed approximately 3,000 settlements and focused on 1031 Exchanges and resolving title issues. Since May 2006, Kevin has joined Old Republic National Title Insurance Company as Assistant Vice President and Virginia State Manager and as such oversees the Company’s entire operations for Virginia.

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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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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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