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|Becoming a Title Agent|
How can I become a licensed Pennsylvania Title Agent?
To become a licensed Pennsylvania title agent the Pennsylvania Insurance Department requires that you take and pass the Pennsylvania title agent's licensing exam.
In preparation for the Pennsylvania title agent's licensing exam it is recommended that you take the Guidelines for Agent Licensing specifically created for this purpose by the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute (PLTI), the educational arm of PLTA. Click here for information on this course.
The Agent’s Licensing Bulletin published by the Insurance Department contains a test outline. You can register for the test online at candidate.psiexams.com. Under "New Users" on the right side of the page, create an account and register for the test. Exam sites are located throughout the state and can be found on the PSI website.
After the Department has verified that you have passed the required examination and that you have met all standards for licensure, the Department will issue the appropriate license. The license will list the line or lines of authority granted, if applicable. You may view the status of your license application on the Department’s Web site at www.insurance.pa.gov. Once your license has been issued, you may print your license from the web site. Please be advised that the Department no longer mails licenses.
Applications for a title agency to be licensed and applications to take the test are also in the licensing Bulletin.
Becoming a licensed title insurance agent in Pennsylvania is as easy as One, Two Three...
One - Learn the Fundamentals
You need in-depth, Pennsylvania-specific reference materials in order to immerse yourself in the knowledge required for your chosen profession. Fundamentals of Real Estate and Title Insurance is an accredited, self-study curriculum that is the gold-standard reference material that leading title insurance professionals in Pennsylvania have on their bookshelves. Since 1978 the Fundamentals course has been the first source of core title knowledge for those new to the industry as well as for seasoned title professionals and is being revised. Stay tuned for the new and improved Fundamentals of Real Estate and Title Insurance! Coming in 2020.
Two - Prepare for the Licensing Exam
Prepare for the licensing exam by taking PLTI's Guidelines for Agent Licensing eBook course, specifically designed to assist you in taking and passing the licensing exam. This course explores the core knowledge and topics covered in the licensing exam and is organized to follow the test outline published in the state licensing bulletin. Interactive quizzes keep you on track to pass the test. Purchase newly updated Guidelines ebook here.
You should also consider membership in the Pennsylvania Land Title Association (PLTA). PLTA members receive significant discounts on the Fundamentals and Guidelines courses, as well as all live and online courses.
Three - Take the Test
To become a licensed Pennsylvania title agent the Pennsylvania Insurance Department requires that you take and pass the Pennsylvania title agent's licensing exam. You can register for the test online at PSI Online. Exam sites are located throughout the state, and can be found at PSI Online.
Four - Receive your License
Once you pass your examination, you may complete and submit your application electronically using the
You may view the status of your license application on the Department’s Web site at www.insurance.pa.gov. Once your license has been issued, you may print your license from the web site. Please be advised that the Department no longer mails licenses.
The Pennsylvania Insurance Department website outlines the title insurance producer license application instructions detailing the licensing process and links to downloadable forms.
Five - Get Credits You've Already Earned