Certification Continuing Education Guidebook


The complete Certification Continuing Education (CCE) Guidebook was published by the VLTA Board of Directors on December 12, 2014, and updated March 28, 2017. All information pertaining to the CCE program including deadlines, registration instructions, and so forth is included in the online guidebook.  

Download the CCE Guidebook.
Contact VLTA to check your transcript
CCE courses are available online at the Virginia Land Title Institute
To register for a live CCE class, please view our Event List 


Check Your Transcript

Transcripts were made available online beginning January 9, 2017. Learn more about checking your transcript online at CCE Transcript.

About CCE

The purpose of Certification Continuing Education (CCE) is to ensure that certification holders represent the most up-to-date experts in their chosen professional field. VLTA will continue to offer current and relevant education to assist certification holders in meeting this requirement. All CCE courses are vetted by VLTA’s education committee for their relevance, quality, and rigor.

In each biennium, students are required to complete continuing education to maintain certification status. Biennium Deadlines: VCTSA credits are due by 12/31/2019 - VCTE credits are due by 12/31/2019. 

About VLTA's Certification Programs

Virginia Land Title Association offers Virginia’s only land title industry certifications, the Virginia Certified Title Examiner (VCTE) and the Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent (VCTSA). Developed in 2011, and launched in 2012, these programs have attracted the attention of hundreds of professionals across the state, and have enjoyed remarkable success. Virginia Land Title Association is proud of the accomplishments of our certification holders, and we strive to provide continuing education that will help these professionals to continue to expand their industry knowledge.

Virginia Certified Title Examiner (VCTE)

TEThe VCTE is a 16.0 credit hour online course designed to offer a credible minimum standard of professionalism to the practice of title examination/abstraction. Students benefit from a comprehensive and detailed look at title examination across eight 2-hour online sessions. Students are also required to pass an online examination to qualify for certification as a VCTE. As of the date of publication, there are nearly 400 VCTEs across the state. VCTE-Online has been approved for 16.0 credit hours of CE/CLE, and is also approved for credit toward the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) National Title Professional (NTP) designation. The VCTE course is available online here.

Virginia Certified Title Settlement Agent (VCTSA)

TSAThe VCTSA is an advanced course designed for licensed title insurance agents to expand and deepen the understanding of real estate settlement practices. In addition to attending the course, students are required to pass a rigorous online examination to qualify for certification as a VCTSA. To date, there are over 50 VCTSAs in Virginia. The VCTSA has been approved for 16.0 credit hours of CE/CLE, and is also approved for credit toward ALTA’s National Title Professional (NTP) designation. The VCTSA course will re-open online beginning in 2017.

Advantages of Certification

Moving into the era of regulation by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), ALTA’s Best Practices, and outside agency vetting, it is important for all land title professionals in Virginia to recognize the importance of certification. These programs demonstrate to outside agencies that you and your company take education and professionalism seriously, and that you have met a high standard of competency within your profession. Additionally, as mentioned above, both certification courses are now eligible to receive 16.0 credit hours of CE/CLE as well as NTP credits.