How to Apply


To take a certification exam, you must meet requirements in education and work experience. If you've been in the industry for several years, you'll likely have the experience to take the exam. See the applications below for information about the requirements. Submit your application to TLTA with the required application fee and TLTA will contact you to choose an exam date.

Choose Your Designation and Apply

Certified Escrow Settlement Professional
Designed for title insurance professionals in the escrow/settlement area.
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Certified Abstract Examination Professional
Designed for title insurance professionals working in the examination/abstract area.
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Certified Title Insurance Professional
Designed for title professionals with experience and knowledge in both escrow/settlement and examination/abstract areas. 
A CESP, CAEP designation or 10+ consecutive years of experience required for CTIP certification.
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Certification Fees

Application Fee
A non-refundable processing fee of $95 is required for your application to be processed. This payment may be submitted by check payable to the Texas Land Title Association. You can also pay online here .

Exam Fee
An exam fee of $185 will be due when you select your exam date. You'll receive payment instructions for this fee when TLTA contacts you to select your exam date.