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Virtual Presentation Dates: April 21-22, 2021

Texas title insurance professionals have been calling for an educational program that helps agents strengthen, preserve and perpetuate their abstracting and examination departments this is it! Are you a professional with one to three years title industry experience who wants to learn more about the process of abstracting and examining? Do you know someone who needs to prepare for a move into an abstracting and examination department? Our brand-new, two-day, virtual program is built specially for title insurance professionals who need to learn the fundamentals of abstracting and examination from experienced pros.


This virtual program will feature convenient, pre-recorded sessions that will allow attendees to complete their daily assignments within an allotted time at their own pace as well as a self-testing component and a live Q&A session with instructors. For more information on the program, please see schedule below:

Virtual Schedule


DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21


Title Examination Standards – Chance Perkins, CAEP (1.0)

An overview of the history and purpose of the Texas Title Examination Standards and their relation to the issuance of title insurance policies, endorsements and the Basic Manual and Title 11. 

The Art of the Search – Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP (.5) 

A discussion of ownership, estates, types of documents and an introduction to the process.

Title Commitments – Brandi Abercrombie, CESP, CTIP (1.0)

What are they and how do they relate to the search and examination process?


DAY 2 – THURSDAY, APRIL 22


Surveys: Dealing with the Facts – J. Christopher Phillips and Sean Everest (1.0)

Learn the essentials and get an in-depth review of surveys.

Common Examination Problems – Lisa M. Beville, JD, CPA, CTIP (1.5)

An explanation of how homestead, estates and more may affect the final product.

Read, Read, Read – All speakers (.5)

What are you looking for on all those documents? 

Q&A with all speakers (.5)


CE – 5.5 hours of Escrow Credit (pending TDI approval)


This information is being provided by TLTA for educational and reference purposes only and should not be construed as legal, financial or business advice from or on behalf of TLTA. Users should consult their own legal counsel and subject-matter experts to ensure that any policies adopted or actions taken meet the requirements unique to their company.

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