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The TLTA certification program provides a way for Texas title insurance professionals to demonstrate their knowledge and enhance their professionalism. In today's competitive market, it's important to distinguish yourself, and getting your Certification is the perfect way to do just that. TLTA offers certification designations for Escrow Settlement Professionals, Abstract Examination Professionals and Title Insurance Professionals. 

About the Professional Certification Program


If you're ready to set yourself apart from the competition and seize the best opportunities in the title industry, TLTA's Certification Program is a great place to start. It provides a comprehensive platform to demonstrate your expertise within your company and with your clients and prospective clients.

Other program benefits include:

  • Individual recognition on the TLTA Website and at TLTA’s Annual Conference & Business Meeting
  • A community of like-minded land title professionals
  • Enhanced status in the industry and among industry colleagues through:
    • Use of your professional designation on your resume and in your networking activities
    • Use of your designation and logo in business publications and correspondence: business cards, email signature, letter signature, and on your company's website, brochures, and other publication.

We want to ensure that candidates can immediately add value to our company and culture. Certified professionals demonstrate their knowledge by performing at a consistently higher level. We make an investment in them, knowing that they have made an investment in themselves and our industry. It elevates us as a whole.

Candie Sandlin, CTIP, Chief Operating Officer, Community National Title TLTA Certification Committee Chair

Applying for the Certification Program


To take a TLTA certification exam, you must meet specific requirements in title insurance industry education and work experience. If you've been in the industry for several years, you likely possess the necessary experience to apply for the exam.

  Industry Work Experience Industry Education
CESP Minimum 3 years 20 hours in the past 5 years
CAEP Minimum 3 years 20 hours in the past 5 years
CTIP 10 years or a prior CESP and CAEP certification 20 hours in the past 5 years

Choose Your Designation and Apply

Please select the appropriate designation based on your area of expertise and complete the application linked below:
  • Certified Escrow Settlement Professional (CESP): Ideal for title insurance professionals in the escrow/settlement area.
  • Certified Abstract Examination Professional (CAEP): Designed for title insurance professionals working in the examination/abstract area.
  • Certified Title Insurance Professional (CTIP): Tailored for title professionals with experience and knowledge in both escrow/settlement and examination/abstract areas.

Download Application

Upon approval, you will receive an email confirming your acceptance and providing more details on scheduling your certification examination.

Certification Fees

To process your application, a non-refundable processing fee is required. This payment should be made once you have submitted your application.

 Members Non-Members
Application Fee $95 $120
Exam Fee $185  $205
Renewal Fee  $165  $205
Retest Fee $65  $105

You can submit this payment via check payable to the Texas Land Title Association or make an online payment below.
Certification Application Fee
Certification Application Fee
The application fee should be paid once you have submitted your certification application. Upon receipt of your application fee and application approval, TLTA will send you information to pay your exam fee and set a date to test.
Standard price: 120.00
Member price: 95.00