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ILTA Legal Descriptions Course - September 6, 2013

Iowa Land Title Association Course Three: Legal Descriptions
Tracing Ownership through Time
September 6, 2013

University of Northern Iowa
Curris Business Building, Conference Rooms 1 & 3
Cedar Falls, IA 50614

The Legal Descriptions Course is a graduate level course.  Participants will be given advanced instruction on legal descriptions and will be drawing sketches of legal descriptions during the course and exam.  All ILTA courses are designed for persons with at least 3 years of experience in a related field.

Course Topics:

  • History, Plats of Survey and Subdivision Plats, Baselines, Principal Meridians, Township Lines, Corrections Lines, Sections and Aliquot Parts, Rectangular, Metes and Bounds, Lot and Block
  • Measuring Distances, Angles and Bearing Lines
  • Water Boundaries, Encroachments, Condominiums

Course Schedule:

7:45 a.m.

8:00 a.m.Check In
8:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.Instruction
12:00 p.m.1:00 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Instruction
3:30 p.m.4:00 p.m.Break / Individual Review
4:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.Exam

The exam is required only for persons pursuing the ILTA Certified Land Title Professional designation and requires a 90% pass rate

This course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credits by the Iowa Real Estate Commission, and one hour of CLE by the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Course participants are responsible for bringing the following supplies to class:

Pronto Compass
Engineer Scale (ruler)
Calculator with square root capabilities

Layout Triangle (not required but suggested)

Supply items are available through various providers and by contacting Pronto Land Measure at
(248) 347-3145 or

Course Faculty

Chris Hoegh, Owner/Manager, Marion County Title Services
Eric Johnson, J.D. with high distinction, University of Iowa, specializing in real estate law
Marcia Olson, J.D., Vice President Black Hawk County Abstract & Title

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  August 21, 2013 to ensure that course materials, including parking passes, are mailed to you timely in preparation for the course.
  Registration fees will be applied to a future course for cancellations or no-shows in the case of an emergency.  Contact the ILTA office at ILTA@austin.rr.com or 800.778.3789.

Notice of Disclaimer:  The Iowa Land Title Association (ILTA) Certified Land Title Professional (CLTP) Program is a series of educational and informational courses for title industry professionals that have been developed in collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) Center for Real Estate Education.  Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in the CLTP program.  However, no liability is assumed by the ILTA, its officers, directors, committee members or employees in the accuracy or presentation of these courses, either verbally or in writing.  No warranty for any particular purpose, either expressed or implied, is granted by ILTA to anyone utilizing the course information and instruction provided by the CLTP Program.


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