Continuing Education

Maryland Education for Title Professionals

We provide Continuing Education courses in live webinar, recorded video, and written formats.
In Maryland, Title Insurance Producers must renew their license every two years. Renewal requires the completion of thirteen hours of title CE credit, plus three hours of ethics CE credit. Each of our courses is state-approved and will help you fulfill the requirement.

LIVE Closing Training for TIPICS

Completing our Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing course qualifies a student to take and pass the MD title insurance producer’s exam. Although students technically are eligible to immediately perform real estate closings for title insurance companies, many title companies will only hire TIPICs who have real world closing experience.

This course provides live, real-life closing experience.

Step One: A live webinar: A “mock” closing, using actual closing documents generated from the sale of a Maryland residential real property, in a Zoom presentation led by Ned Livornese, Attorney at Law. Ned teaches our Maryland Title Insurance Pre-Licensing course, and has more than 25 years of experience performing real estate closings. Each student will be able to ask live questions during this presentation, which will qualify students to go to the next step, below.

Step Two: Live real estate closing at a local Maryland title insurance agency: Each student will be accompanied by Ned Livornese and perform a live real estate closing. Ned will supervise the closing, and guide each student in presenting the documents and obtaining the proper signatures and other required information to complete the closing.

By the end of each live closing, the students should be able to perform residential purchase/sale or refinance closings on their own, and confidently start their new career immediately.

Class Schedule
Space for each live closing is limited. Students will be scheduled in order of registration – first-come, first-served. Students who cannot make the first-offered closing will be offered other closing dates.

Students who have completed their online “mock” training course will be given a 2- to 5- day notice of a time and place for their live real estate closing. Most closings will be held in Ellicott City, Maryland.

BONUS: After completing Step One, you can earn 4 hours of continuing education credit by successfully completing a quiz. Step Two is not required to earn the CE credit.

4 Hours of CE Credit:
Webinar – Live and Recorded – on demand
Cost: $699 – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

Remote Online Notarizations in Maryland

Maryland’s Notary Law changes in significant ways effective October 1, 2020. These changes include updated requirements for conducting Remote Online Notarizations in Maryland.

View our webinar and learn everything you need to know about complying with our new notary statute called RULONA. You will be guided through this presentation by Ned Livornese, an experienced Maryland attorney and underwriter for a national title insurance company.

3 Hours of CE Credit:
Webinar – Recorded – on demand
Cost: $95 – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register


How to Perform Residential Settlements in Maryland

This four-hour continuing education class will prepare you to conduct a residential closing in Maryland.
Instructor: Ned Livornese, Esq.

4 Hours of CE Credit:
Webinar – Recorded – on demand
Cost: $145 – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

Title Insurance Agents Acting Badly
(Or How to Personally Meet Your State or Federal Enforcement Agent!)

This course fulfills the 3-hour requirement for Ethics Continuing Education credit for title professionals.

3 Hours of Ethics CE Credit:
Webinar – Live and Recorded – on demand
Cost: $95 – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

Title insurance is full of potential pitfalls. You need to know what state and federal regulators are looking for, so that you don’t end up on their “naughty list!”

This presentation reviews 14 real-life situations in which title agents got into more trouble than they ever counted on. Learn from the mistakes of others about how to keep your own house clean and trouble-free! It is taught by Ned Livornese, a Maryland attorney and title insurance underwriter with more than 30 years of experience in the title insurance, mortgage, and real estate industries.

You’ll be talking about this class for a long time to come!

How to Solve the 20 Most Annoying Underwriter Problems

This is a five-hour continuing education class for Maryland title professionals.
Instructor: Ned Livornese, Esq.

5 Hours of CE Credit:
Self Study
Cost: $125 – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

Let’s face it: most underwriting issues happen over and over again. Clearing title and obtaining underwriting approval can be annoying and time-consuming! What if you had the tools to clear more files on your own, and become more productive and less aggravated in the process?

Attend this lively and informative seminar presented by Ned Livornese, an experienced title insurance agency owner, agency counsel, and national underwriter. Ned will take you through 20 of the most annoying underwriting problems, with a checklist of proposed solutions that you can try before waiting for hours or days to get your answer.

Here’s a sample of the topics addressed in this 5-hour Maryland CE course (no ethics credits offered):

  • Clearing unreleased deeds of trust
  • Legal description problems
  • Can I get a statute of limitations chart for liens and judgments?
  • Insuring out of tax sales, and why they are such a problem!
  • Corporations and LLCs: when do I need an operating agreement, bylaws, and/or an entity resolution?
  • ALTA Endorsements: How to find the correct ALTA numbers, and requirements to issue any endorsement
  • Does bankruptcy release a debtor’s judgment lien from the property?
  • Much more!



Self Study Courses

You can take these continuing education courses from your home or office at any time.

After payment, the course will be e-mailed to you as a pdf. Read the material and take the exam. Then, return the exam answer sheet by e-mail. If you correctly answer at least 70% of the questions, we submit your course completion information to Sircon for your continuing education credit.

You must provide your Maryland Title Producer License number if you want CE credit.

One-Hour Courses – $15 each – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

105169 Foreclosure in Maryland

103987 Easements_Rights of Way_Riparian Rights

103789 Deeds and Tenancies

103791 Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

103792 Title Searching in Maryland

104406 Ethics – Part One

103793 Home Owners’ Associations (HOAs)

Two-Hour Courses – $30 each – Click on Shopping Cart to Pay and Register

103790 – Ground Rent