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Virginia Certified Title Examiner Course
The Virginia Certified Title Examiner (VCTE) Course is a basic introduction to title examination in Virginia. 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. This course is appropriate for new title examiners, paralegals, attorneys, and title settlement agents.

The VCTE Course was established in August 2012, to create a basic foundation and to provide structured education on the basic title examination principles, practices and standards for title examination education in Virginia. The goal was also to create meaningful education of title search and examination fundamentals in order to provide a platform for continuing education to ensure that certified title examiners remain current on industry and regulatory changes in Virginia.

Building upon that original vision, the VCTE course was revised in 2021 to closely follow the excellent content presented in A Virginia Title Examiners’ Manual, which has served the title and conveyancing profession, in one form or another, since 1942. The course is presented by the Manual’s current editor, Kevin Pogoda. The Manual is an excellent resource and is a required but separate, discounted purchase from the VCTE course. Instructions for how to access the Manual will be availalbe in the downloadable instructions found on the first module of the course. 

Course Format
This course is delivered in sixteen (16) video units, each followed by a series of learning checks to ensure you have learned and retained the section content. The course is self-paced, meaning you can learn at your convenience, picking up where you left off any time of day, even on a new device, just by logging in. Your certification is complete when you have successfully passed the final exam, which will automatically load when you have completed the final video unit.

Virginia is home to over 400 Virginia Certified Title Examiners, whose commitment to excellence in industry education bridges the gap between agent and examiner. Upon completion of the course, you will receive a certificate identifying your achievement. Your certificate will list your certification ID, a unique number valuable in reducing E&O insurance rates and more. Members in good standing who have passed the course will also be listed on VLTA's website as VCTEs, helping agents locate the best of the best when seeking your services.

Continuing Education
Virginia Certified Title Examiners are required to complete continuing education hours each biennium, ending in odd-numbered years. Learn more about certification continuing education on VLTA's website.

Attorneys & Title Insurance Agents
This course has been approved for 16.0 hours of CE credits for title insurance agents.
This course has been approved for 16.0 of CLE for attorneys. 
This course does NOT satisfy the requirements for title insurance licensing. If you are seeking a title insurance license, please visit our Title Insurance Pre-Licensing Course.

Course Time Limit:
VLTA highly recommends that you start the course within 30 days of purchase. Students have 120 days from the date of purchase to complete all the course components.

Kevin T. Pogoda, Esq.
Kevin T. Pogoda, Esq. serves as First Vice President and Virginia State Manager, Northern Division at Old Republic National Title Insurance Company. In his capacity as Virginia State Manager, Kevin regularly speaks as an instructor before various groups, including attorneys, real estate agents, title examiners and title settlement agents. Kevin is also a Past President of the Virginia Land Title Association and is the proud recipient of VLTA's Distinguished Service Award for 2017 and the 2021 VLTA Presidential Award for Service.