August 2019

How To Report CE Hours Earned Prior to March 7, 2019 

Clarification for Escrow Officers Who Need to Document Continuing Education Hours Completed Prior to TDI's Implementation of New Licensing Rules

 
In December 2018, TDI adopted new title licensing rules designed to streamline the process. These changes were effective March 7, 2019.

Under the new rules, education credits must be reported directly to Sircon – TDI's online platform. In most cases, these hours will be reported directly by the educational provider (TLTA, underwriter, etc.). Having all continuing ed hours stored online will be a great benefit to licensees.

During this initial transition period, however, continuing education hours earned since your last renewal and prior to the date on which the new rules went into effect (March 7, 2019) must be manually reported to TDI by the licensee. Licensees should only report CE credits earned toward their current license term.

For assistance, licensed escrow officers can view their license term dates, CE transcript, and CE requirements on Sircon.

How Do You Report CE Hours Earned Since Your Last Renewal But Prior to March 7, 2019?
If you earned CE credits prior to March 7 that are applicable to your current license as outlined above, please follow these steps to ensure hours earned prior to March 7 are documented:

  1. E-mail applicable certificates to CE@tdi.texas.gov
  2. Include a message explaining that you are reporting credit for classes taken before March 7, 2019
  3. Include your current (new) license number

What's the Process for CE Hours Earned After March 7, 2019?
If you earned CE credits after March 7, those should be reported to TDI and documented on Sircon by your educational provider (TLTA, underwriter, etc.). To ensure the credits you earned after March 7 are properly documented, you can follow these directions.

Again, the new changes are designed to streamline the continuing education process. TDI asks for your patience as the initial implementation and adjustment period for the new program gets fully in place. If you have any questions, you can contact TDI at TDI-TitleLicensing@tdi.texas.gov or 512.676.6500.
  
TLTA will continue to provide you with compliance updates throughout this transition process, but feel free to contact us if you have any questions at 512.472.6050. While we know change can be stressful, we believe these modernization efforts are very positive and will make licensing easier and more efficient for agents and escrow officers in the long run.

TLTA Webinar: New Escrow Officer Licensing
Learn more during our educational webinar, "Navigating the TDI Escrow Officer Licensing Process" scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 8. Register now.