Editor Comment: It’s great to have the NNA join forces with ALTA, as there is certainly a need for signing agents. Just remember, in Minnesota, all signing agents must be both licensed notaries with the Minnesota Secretary of State, and licensed Closing Agents with the Minnesota Dept of Commerce

ALTA press release

January 16, 2017

The American Land Title Association (ALTA) has announced that the National Notary Association (NNA) has been named an ALTA Elite Provider.

ALTA’s Elite Provider Program is comprised of premier service providers committed to offering comprehensive benefits to the title insurance and settlement services industry. Elite Providers promote the highest industry standards and provide effective solutions for ALTA members’ critical needs.

“I’m pleased to have the National Notary Association join our growing ALTA Elite Provider program,” said Michelle Korsmo, ALTA’s chief executive officer. “We are constantly working to provide our members with the resources to find businesses with a proven track record of trusted products and services. The Elite Provider program requires our technology and service providers to promote higher standards across the industry.”

The National Notary Association offers an annual certification product for Notary Signing Agents. It includes a background screening that meets Signing Professionals Workgroup (SPW) standards as well as a comprehensive exam testing their knowledge of the mortgage signing process. The NNA also offers continuing education courses, notary errors and omissions insurance products and online verification of the Notary Signing Agent’s background screening status.

The National Notary Association offers ALTA members 25% off of a subscription to the NDA Data Exchange which synchronizes key data verification points from the Notary Signing Agent’s profile at SigningAgent.com with individual vendor management platforms. Subscribers have access to real time profile updates of all Notary Signing Agents who are background screened and certified by the NNA.

For more information about the program or to apply, please visit ALTA’s Elite Provider website.