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Core Knowledge Areas

The CESP, CAEP and CTIP exams include 28 core knowledge areas. For ease, the core knowledge areas have been grouped into four study domains: Title, General, Regulatory and Escrow & Closing. You can get a detailed outline of each core knowledge area below.

Title General Regulatory Escrow & Closing
Abstract & Examination
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Claims
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Insuring & Other Promulgated Forms
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Ad Valorem Taxes
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Bankruptcy
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Construction Lien Law
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Notary Regulations
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Closing Procedures
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Condominiums
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Conveyance
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Rate & Procedural Rules
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Escrow Procedures
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Decedents' Estates
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Curative Issues
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CFPB, TRID & RESPA - General
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RESPA, HUD, CFPB, TRID and Closing Disclosure
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Divorce
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Home Equity & Reverse Mortgage Loans
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Title Insurance Regulation & TDI
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Easements
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Homestead
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Entities, Individuals & Trusts
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Manufactured Housing
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Foreclosure
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Surveys
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Guardianship
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Involuntary Liens
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Voluntary Liens
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Glossary of Title Terms

Get a glossary of terms used in the title industry.

Speak With a Certification Subject Matter Expert

The members of TLTA’s Certification Committee are subject matter experts on the above sub-categories. They are available to advise you with specific questions you may have in any of the 28 core knowledge areas. Please contact TLTA certification to request contact information for a committee member so you can ask your question(s) to them directly.

Other Resources

These educational programs can assist you as as you prepare for the exam:
TLTA Land Title School of Texas
TLTA Land Title Institute
TLTA On-Demand Education Library