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Continuing Education Courses

Solving the E-Closings Puzzle
The real estate, mortgage, title insurance and settlement service industries have been inching slowly toward a more “electronic” homebuying experience for more than 20 years. There are many moving pieces to the e-closing puzzle – electronic documents, e-signatures, e-notarization and e-recordings – but thanks to recent changes to local laws and other industry paradigm shifts, e-closings are finally becoming a reality.
Available for CE Credit in AL, FL, IN, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TN, TX UT & VA
Available for CLE Credit in GA, FL, IL, IN, NJ & OH
CE CLE Credit@4x
Corporations, Trusts and LLCs
Not every real estate property transfer is a straightforward seller-to-buyer transaction. Some transactions involve complex players known as entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, trusts, joint ventures and more. NATIC underwriting counsel Gytis Nefas and Robert Meyers offer this basic primer on the various types of entities that title and escrow professionals frequently encounter in their work. They also discuss the legal requirements for each type of entity and tips for ensuring a smooth, legally compliant entity transaction.
Available for CE Credit in AL, FL, IN, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TN, UT & VA
Available for CLE Credit in Al, FL, GA, IL, IN, NJ, NC, OH & TN
CE CLE Credit@4x
Cybersecurity
How Cyber Strong are you and your organization in the face of today’s most prevalent cyber attacks? This course focused on the most prevalent cyber threats impacting today’s title industry. Valerie Jahn-Grandin, NATIC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel, discusses current risks facing title agents and then offers a cyberfraud reality check, dispelling five cybersecurity urban myths circulating in our industry today. W. Alex Kidd, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Compliance for CalAtlantic Title, a division of homebuilder Lennar, shares some must-have best practices and tips to reduce your cyberfraud risk. Learn the steps that all title insurance professionals must take to secure client funds and information, ensure legal and regulatory compliance and stay Cyber Strong in the wake of these ever-evolving threats.
Available for CE Credit in AL, FL, IN, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TN UT & VA
Available for CLE Credit in AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, NJ, NC, OH & TN
CE CLE Credit@4x
Blockchain of Title
The term “blockchain” is taking the title insurance industry by storm, as the emerging technology is being hailed as the next big thing in our century-old real estate transfer system. Blockchain holds the promise of making real estate transactions more secure and less costly, but it is important to understand how this disruptive technology works.
Available for CE Credit in AL, FL, IN, MD, NJ, OH, PA, TN & VA
Available for CLE Credit in AL, FL, GA, IL, IN, NJ, NC, OH & TN
CE CLE Credit@4x
Texas Marital Property
Because Texas is a community property state, a property owner’s marital status has a substantial impact on how title is held, property is conveyed, and mortgages are secured. This webinar will discuss that impact on the transaction.
Available for CE Credit  in TX
CE Credit@4x
Texas Endorsements
Endorsements are a common – and sometimes required – part of title insurance policies that can expand or further define coverage for the insured. This course discusses endorsements that are available for residential and commercial transactions and the underwriting requirements for those endorsements.
Available for CE Credit  in TX
CE Credit@4x
Texas Probate
What do you do when someone in the chain of title has passed away? In this course, NATIC Underwriting Counsel Leslie Johnson shares a probate and intestacy roadmap highlighting necessary procedures to take and questions to ask to get your transaction to closing. Johnson instructs on three types of probate that are available – independent administration, dependent administration and muniment of title – and how to appropriately handle an intestacy issue.
Available for CE Credit  in TX
CE Credit@4x
Alphabet Soup: FIRPTA, FinCen. OFAC, PACA, PACE
Too many acronyms to remember? This webinar will help you decipher them and explain what title insurance professionals need to know about each.
Available for CE Credit  in TX
CE Credit@4x

Elective Courses

In Stark(er) Contrast: An Overview of 1031 Exchanges
This course offers basic instruction on 1031 exchanges, including Section 1031 of the IRS Code, the related Starker court case and key terms outlining various components of a 1031 exchange. The course also delves into eligible parties, purposes, property requirements, timing considerations and fees for 1031 exchanges.
Available for All States
Entity Authority Underwriting Requirements
This course offers basic instruction on entity authority in real estate transactions. The presenter covers general standards and requirements to consider for corporations, limited liability companies, professional corporations, partnerships and nonprofit organizations. Red flags in transactions involving entities is also discussed in this 30-minute course.
Available for All States
Blockchain of Title
The term “blockchain” is taking the title insurance industry by storm, as the emerging technology is being hailed as the next big thing in our century-old real estate transfer system. Blockchain holds the promise of making real estate transactions more secure and less costly, but it is important to understand how this disruptive technology works.
Available for All States
Corporations, Trusts and LLCs
Not every real estate property transfer is a straightforward seller-to-buyer transaction. Some transactions involve complex players known as entities, such as corporations, limited liability companies, trusts, joint ventures and more. NATIC underwriting counsel Gytis Nefas and Robert Meyers offer this basic primer on the various types of entities that title and escrow professionals frequently encounter in their work. They also discuss the legal requirements for each type of entity and tips for ensuring a smooth, legally compliant entity transaction.
Available for All States
Cybersecurity
How Cyber Strong are you and your organization in the face of today’s most prevalent cyber attacks? This course focused on the most prevalent cyber threats impacting today’s title industry. Valerie Jahn-Grandin, NATIC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Underwriting Counsel, discusses current risks facing title agents and then offers a cyberfraud reality check, dispelling five cybersecurity urban myths circulating in our industry today. W. Alex Kidd, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Compliance for CalAtlantic Title, a division of homebuilder Lennar, shares some must-have best practices and tips to reduce your cyberfraud risk. Learn the steps that all title insurance professionals must take to secure client funds and information, ensure legal and regulatory compliance and stay Cyber Strong in the wake of these ever-evolving threats.
Available for All States
Solving the E-Closings Puzzle
The real estate, mortgage, title insurance and settlement service industries have been inching slowly toward a more “electronic” homebuying experience for more than 20 years. There are many moving pieces to the e-closing puzzle – electronic documents, e-signatures, e-notarization and e-recordings – but thanks to recent changes to local laws and other industry paradigm shifts, e-closings are finally becoming a reality.
Available for All States
Hard Money Lenders
In this presentation, NATIC California Underwriting Counsel Kent Pelt focuses on hard money loan underwriting changes and the increased scrutiny of free and clear properties. Specifically, he discusses NATIC’s new California underwriting guidelines for hard money loans, claims prevention in hard money loan transactions and fraud concerns on loans encumbering free and clear properties.
Available for All States
NATIC Town Hall 3.26.2020
On March 26, 2020, NATIC held a live webinar program for its agents titled, Town Hall: A How-to-Guide in the Current Landscape. If you missed the webinar or would like to review its content, NATIC agents can now access the program on NATIC U. The topics focused on NATIC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Available for All States
Mandatory Colorado Title Agent Compliance Training
The Colorado Division of Insurance, part of the Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA), has the authority to hold title insurance underwriters responsible for overseeing the escrow and settlement activities of title agents. In connection with a recent market conduct exam, and to ensure our agents’ full compliance with all applicable regulations, NATIC is hosting this on-demand version of its September 2019 live webinar to address critical statutes and regulations impacting the title professional.
Available for All States

The Rainmaker's Lab Courses

Sales & Marketing Training

What is your Why? (What is a Unique Selling Proposition?)
This course helps students create their personal Unique Selling Proposition (USP). There are certain things a USP should include, and equally importantly, what it should not include. Mapping out how your elevator pitch looks and sounds should lead to a natural question from the recipient: “How do you do that?”
Available for All States
Achieving the Milestones (Goal Setting & Time Management)
Behind every achieved milestone is a goal. Somewhere, someplace, someone took the time to map out what the milestone was and the things that needed to occur in order to get there. This course helps you break down your goals into daily tasks and creates time-management hacks to foster success.
Available for All States
The Best Kept Secret (Customer Relationship Management)
Customer Relationship Management is THE best-kept secret behind successful businesses that rely on a process that has more than one step. CRM is more than a stack of business cards or a spreadsheet with phone numbers and addresses. When a properly utilized CRM is placed in your business, you’ll find the work a little easier and conversions a little higher, and you’ll lose fewer customers.
Available for All States
The Competitive Advantage (Copywriting Made Easy) 
Mark Twain is quoted as saying, “Choosing the right word is the difference between a lightning bug and lightning.” This module has been created to give you an unfair advantage over your competition when writing sales ads. Additionally, you’ll unlock the secret power of subject lines in email and headlines in your copy, how to write long and short form ads, the power of split testing … and lots, lots more.
Available for All States
Using Social Platforms (Social Media Strategy & Cyber Inteligence) 
This is not a class on how to use Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Most users of social platforms employ a Ready, Fire, Aim mentality in using social networks. Having a dedicated plan of action will lead to a more orchestrated experience for your targeted audience. And when they finally arrive at your intended destination, they’ll know why they’re there, ready to buy.
Available for All States
The Final Lesson (Advanced Sales & Marketing) 
This module is designed to be the final module in the series. After grasping lessons from each of the other five modules, we tie everything together and show you where to aim your  new secret weapon. We will also break down your customer experience into sections to better analyze ways to improve your processes.
Available for All States