Virginia Certified Title Examiner

The Virginia Certified Title Examiner course is designed to offer a credible minimum standard of professionalism to the practice of title examination/abstraction. Covering a broad base of Virginia laws and statutes related to title examination, processes, and basic underwriting, the course prepares a new examiner for training in the field and ensures that existing examiners have a comprehensive understanding of basic title examination. New title examiners are advised to seek additional hands-on training from an experienced examiner before conducting title examination in Virginia.

This course entails 16 hours of online course work followed by a final exam integrated into the online platform. VLTA lists all certified examiners as preferred providers on its website, and strongly encourages all agents and underwriters to use only VCTEs.  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.

The VCTE course has been approved for 16 credit hours of CE/CLE, and is also approved for credit toward the American Land Title Association’s (ALTA) National Title Professional (NTP) designation


About Certification Continuing Education (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.

Continuing Education: Virginia Certified Title Examiners are required to complete 16-hours of continuing education each biennium, ending in odd-numbered years (12/31/2019). VCTE Continuing Education courses are mid- and advanced-level courses designed to offer depth and insight into common problems faced by examiners; reduce claims; and provide resources for examiners to resolve issues.
If you received your VCTE certification prior to June 2019, you must complete 16-hours of certification continuing education (CCE) before the compliance period ends on December 31, 2019 to remain certified. If you have completed another VLTA Certification program or you hold an active Title Insurance License, your CCE requirements is reduced to 8-hours for the VCTE program.  

Login Assistance
Login credentials are included in the VCTE letter that accompanied your certificate. If you have not received your credentials, please email the Program Manager, Suzanne Campbell at for assistance. Your login credentials for your transcript are different than your VLTA login credentials but can be reset at your convenience.