FAQ – How to Become Licensed in MN as an Abstractor/Title Searcher

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County Recorders, Title Abstractors, Title Searchers and Property Records

The updated course covers new Minnesota Laws, Title Standards, and Case Law affecting land titles for recorders and abstractors.  It reviews all items for the Minnesota State Abstractor Licensing Examination, including hyperlinks throughout the class that refer to legal terminology, state laws and compliance issues. 

This 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 document copies. It explains Abstract and Registered land searches. It reviews recordable form and problems that are typically found when recording. It describes the three legal indices required by the state in each County Recorder office and how they are used – the Numerical Register/Reception Book, Grantor-Grantee Index and the Tract Index. The course discusses insurable title vs. marketable title and describes how to make links in the chain of title when documents appear to be missing. Using this course as a blueprint, you will be able to create a complete abstract of title from Federal Patent through the current posted date. 

While Real Estate Laws do not change quickly, they DO change as do Title Standards and Case Law. Even those with significant experience in the industry, you will find value. Don’t miss this new class!

Content has been updated through December, 2020.

The typical student spends 30 hours on this course.