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ILTA Voluntary Alienation Chain of Title Course at IFA - May 3, 2019

            Iowa Land Title Association Chain of Title Course One: Voluntary Alienation
                                                   Tracing Ownership through Time
                                                                  May 3, 2019

                                                       Iowa Finance Authority (IFA)
                                                   1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
                                                          Conference Room
                                                        Des Moines, IA 50315                               

This Course is presented at the University of Northern Iowa IUNI) and transmitted live through Zoom technology to the IFA Conference Room in Des Moines.  Course participants at the Des Moines (and UNI) location will be able to provide questions and receive answers from the instructors during the Course.  
All ILTA courses provided through UNI are considered graduate level courses and are designed for persons with at least 3 years of experience in a related field. 

Course Topics:

  • Overview of Real Property Law: Bundle of Rights Concept; Title Systems in the United States; Classifying Interests in Real Estate; Easements; Fixtures/Personal Property/Liens; Restrictions on Property.
  • Overview of Abstracting: Chain of Title; Marketable Title Act; Root of Title; Curative Statutes; Statutes of Limitation.
  • Iowa's Recording Act: Historical Background; Recording Formalities; Associated Requirements; Notice.
  • Transfers and Conveyances: Types of Transfers; Deeds and Contracts; Agreements; Common Issues Involving Deeds and Contracts; Joint Tenancy and Tenancy in Common.
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.3:45 p.m.Break / Individual Review
3:45 p.m.4:45 p.m.Exam

The exam is required only for persons pursuing the ILTA Certified Land Title Professional designation and requires a 90% exam score to pass
.  Membership in the ILTA is required to obtain and maintain the ILTA CLTP designation. More information is available on the ILTA website at www.iowalandtite.org on the Resources Page and CLTP Application Form.

This course is approved for 7 hours of continuing education credits by the Iowa Real Estate Commission, and 6 hours CLE by the Iowa Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

Course Faculty:

Eric Johnson, J.D. with high distinction, University of Iowa, partner at Beecher Law Firm, Waterloo.

Brooke Trent, J.D. with highest honors, University of Iowa, owner Trent Law Firm, PLLC, Cedar Falls.

Andrew Nordstrom, J.D., Specialist in Real Estate/Title Law and past president of the Iowa Land Title Association. 

REGISTRATION & FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE:  April 15, 2019 to ensure that course materials, including parking passes, are mailed to you timely in advance of the course.  Course materials will not be mailed until payment in full has been received by the ILTA office. 

Cancellation Policy: 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.

If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this course, or you have a special dietary need, please contact ILTA at ILTA@austin.rr.com or 800.778.3789 at least TWO WEEKS prior to the event.

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.

Questions? Contact ILTA@austin.rr.com or 800.778.3789.


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