ABSTRACTING, SEARCHING, AND LAND RECORDS MANAGEMENT

This course for County Recorders, Title Abstractors, Title Searchers and all who work with abstracting, searching and posting land title records.

The course has been updated with Minnesota laws, Bar Association Title Standards, and case law affecting land titles, recorders and abstractors.  It covers all items outlined by the state for the Minnesota State Abstractor  Licensing Examination, including legal terminology and hyperlinks throughout the class that refer to state laws and compliance. To apply for the state licensing exam, complete the application for Abstractor on the Pulseportal.com website. Go to Choose a Program:  Minnesota Department of Commerce > Choose a Board: Abstracter > Licensing Services: Submit a License Application. You are also required to take the State Licensing Examination through the Pearson-Vue Exam testing site. Information on Abstracter Licensing, fees, insurance, etc. can be found here on the Commerce Website.

This 30-hour online course can be taken 24/7 by smart phone, tablet or computer and will give you a Virtual Walk Through of all the Public Offices needed to search land titles – County Recorders, Registrars of Titles, Treasurers, Auditors, Assessors, Secretary of State, District Courts and Federal District Courts. It gives sample searches and examines document copies. Reviews Abstract and Registered land searches. It explains recordable form and problems that are typically found when recording. It explains and examines  the three legal indices required by the state of each County Recorder and how they are used – the Numerical Register/Reception Book, Grantor-Grantee Index and the Tract Index as well as name search indices. The course discusses insurable title vs. marketable title and how to make links in the chain of title when they appear to be missing. With this course blueprint, and your license, you will be able to search and create a complete abstract of title from Federal Patent to current date or post land records for a county.

We also recommend the Reading and Drawing Legal Description course, as it covers key elements of posting and searching various types of legal descriptions – metes and bounds, platted, unplatted, common interest communities, Registered Land Surveys, co-operatives, time-shares, and more.

While Real Estate Laws do not change quickly, they do change, as do Title Standards, and Case Laws that affect title. Even those with significant experience will find value in this updated class –  sign up here!