The PA Insurance Department's Title Agent Education Requirements
- CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS:
All Title Insurance Agents must complete 24 hours of continuing
education within their 2-year licensing period. There is no
pre-licensing education requirement for Title Insurance Agents.
- ATTORNEY AGENTS CE CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: Licensed
Pennsylvania attorneys who are also licensed Title Insurance Agents need
only three (3) continuing education (CE) credits in a two-year
licensing period, provided their attorney’s CLE requirement is
fulfilled. However, the attorney must complete a continuing education
declaration of CE status as a Title Insurance Agent.
- LICENSE RENEWALS: If you are not compliant with CE
requirements on the date your license expires, you have 60 days to
complete the education requirement, submit a renewal form and pay the
lapsed license fee of $165.00. If those items are received by the PA Insurance Department within 60 days of the date of expiration, the
license will be reinstated retroactively, with no gap in licensure.
However, if those materials are received by the Insurance
Department more than 60 days after your license has lapsed, your license is lapsed,
and you are not allowed to sell, solicit or negotiate insurance. Act
147 imposes criminal and civil penalties for violation of this law.
Persons whose license has been expired for one year or more must reapply
and sit for the licensing examination in order to be re-licensed.
- EXCESS CREDITS EARNED: Credits earned in excess of
the required number (24 for Title Insurance Agents, 3 for attorney
Agents may be carried forward into the next licensing period up to the
same amount as needed in each licensing period. That is, Title Insurance
Agents may carry forward a maximum of 24 CE credits into the next
licensing period; Attorney-Agents may carry forward a maximum of 3 CE
credits into the next licensing period.
- MISSING CREDITS: If you believe that your current
compliance report is not correct and that there are missing credits,
please call Vertifore at 1-800-444-4813 or 877-880-5397. Visit www.sircon.com to review your transcripts using your social
security number and agent’s license #.
Vertifore (SIRCON) only stores CE credits that are earned and submitted to them by providers. They help agents apply for their license and renewal by reporting your earned credits to the Pennsylvania Insurance Department.
If Vertifore's (SIRCON) record is missing any courses that you may
have taken through the Pennsylvania Land Title Institute, call the PLTI
office to research your credit status at 1-800-545-7584. Please have
the missing course date(s) in question available.
If the missing courses are from a provider other than the PLTI, you
must contact that provider to inquire about the missing credits.