Hello, this is Dave at AFX. In today’s video, we’re going to explore the National Association of Land Title Examiners (NALTEA) and the prestigious certification it offers – the NALTEA Certified Abstractor credential. Let’s delve into what this certification entails and why it’s crucial for ensuring accurate and reliable title searches.

Understanding NALTEA and Its Role

NALTEA stands as the National Association of Land Title Examiners, serving as the primary national trade group for title abstracters and examiners across the United States. It provides a valuable resource and an organized forum for professional, independent title abstracters and searchers.

The NALTEA Certified Abstractor Credential

At the forefront of NALTEA’s offerings is the NALTEA Certified Abstractor (NCA) credential, a distinguished standard that recognizes abstractors with proven expertise in the field. Achieving this certification involves a meticulous process that ensures a high level of competence and adherence to ethical standards.

Key Requirements for NCA Certification:

  1. Ethical Standards: Demonstrating a commitment to NALTEA’s ethical standards on an ongoing basis, ensuring best practices in title searches, client interactions, and research.
  2. Certified Experience: Accumulating three years of certified experience in title researching, specifically working on title searches for corporate clients engaged in legitimate real estate transactions.
  3. Continuing Education: Committing to ongoing education by attending classes or conferences that cover changes in the law, evolving title search methodologies, and other relevant topics.

Rigorous Examination:

Achieving NCA certification is no small feat. Applicants are required to pass a rigorous exam consisting of a hundred questions that span various aspects of title searching. The exam covers topics such as title records, documents, survey mathematics, public land survey systems, property interests, and more.

Exam Preparation:

Given the challenging nature of the exam, NALTEA provides exam prep sessions to help applicants understand the depth of knowledge required. It’s worth noting that more than half of the exam takers fail on their first attempt, underscoring the exam’s difficulty.

Significance of Certified Title Abstractors

Certified title abstractors play a crucial role, especially when the accuracy of results is paramount, and there’s a financial risk associated with incorrect findings. If you’re in need of title search services and desire results that adhere to set standards, opting for a certified title examiner is a prudent choice.

Locating Certified Title Examiners:

Currently, there are approximately 60 to 70 examiners nationwide holding the NCA credential. You can find a list of certified title abstracters on the NALTEA website.

Elevating the Standards in Title Searching

In the realm of title searches, where precision is paramount, the NALTEA Certified Abstractor credential stands as a symbol of excellence. Whether you’re a client seeking reliable results or an examiner aiming for professional recognition, the NCA certification holds immense value.

For any questions or if you’re in need of title search services, feel free to reach out to us through our website at titlesearch.com or NALTEA.org.

Thank you for watching, and remember, when it comes to title searches, choose excellence with NALTEA Certified Abstractors.