Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits & Services

Membership Website Directory

When the public, a customer, a government office or another title company is looking for members to do business or communicate with, this resource tool provides immediate access to WLTA member's current contact information for main offices as well as each individual branch.  Searches are provided alphabetically, by county, by underwriter for easy ability to find our members.

WLTA Website 

For access to the most current association news, calendar of events, education products, legislative updates the WLTA website provides an exchange of information for both members, non-members, customers and the general public.  Our website is our industry "magazine" and place to go to create title industry relationships and increase the professionalism of the industry.  

Communications

WLTA emails are the heartbeat of staying in touch with our members on association events, education, industry alerts, legislation, both state and national industry news. 

Messages from the WLTA President provide members with instant email communications about very special WLTA news. 

Legislative Calls to Action go out when WLTA wants to mobilize members to speak to a legislator in behalf of an industry or association effort to affect a legislative issue. 

Education Programs

WLTA has lead the country in establishing polished education products to increase the knowledge and professionalism of the title industry with the following programs:

  • Pre Licensing Seminar-Preparatory full day study/review session for the WI Intermediary Title Insurance License Exam.  Held periodically throughout the year in a variety of WI locations.  
  • Title Examiner Courses-Comprehensive series of 6 full day courses designed as training for persons committed to increasing their knowledge on title examining.  Courses are held in March, June and November each year.  
  • Closing Workshops-Residential & Construction Closing Workshops are held each spring.  Each is a full day session specific to either residential or construction closings and taught by title industry professionals with experience in that field.  
  • Online WLTA Education-Developed to accent a title industry professional's knowledge while doing so at their convenience by working from a location and at a time convenient for them.  Modules are available for a variety of areas of title industry learning. 
  • Graduate Course-Originally designed for the graduates of the Title Examiner Courses but due to popular demand, this curriculum is also open to non-grads as well.  Held one time a year on topics specially selected by the education committee that are timely.   
  • Miscellaneous-From time to time as industry changes or legislation affect the way our members do business, WLTA provides education to assist our industry adapt to these important new ways of doing business. 

Spring Conference/Lobby Day

With an emphasis on "Education" the schedule includes a general session with association updates, legislative updates, guest speakers on educational topics and great networking opportunities.  Every other year WLTA also hosts a Lobby Day as part of our Spring Conference which is held in Madison.  Members are briefed on legislation the association is working on.   WLTA  arranges visits with state legislators to connect and educate them on these industry legislative issues and members become the voice of WLTA.

Annual Convention

The end and beginning of a new association year are marked with the Annual Convention held in the fall of each year.  Highlights include informative business meetings, guest speakers, trade show, installation of new directors, awards, tours and/or local interest activities for members and their guests, reception & banquet, networking & camaraderie.

Leadership Involvement

 WLTA Members are invited and encouraged to actively participate in leadership positions including Committee involvement or participation on the Board.  Committees include:  Budget, Bylaws, Public Relations, Education, Legislation, Membership, Liaison, Convention, Grievance, Nominating and Special Committees.  Board Positions include:  President, President-Elect, Region Directors (x4), Directors at Large and Immediate Past President.  (see the WLTA bylaws for more information.)

Connecting our Members/Networking

An introduction to a fellow title industry professional is the ultimate accomplishment towards the goal to unite an industry to work together for the good of the whole.   WLTA has been doing this since 1906 when it was created by holding a meeting in Milwaukee as The Pfister Hotel to "Advance the evidencing of title to real property; the promotion of the acquaintance and mutual advantage and general welfare of its members by the interchange of ideas and the protective, remedial or other measures to further the common interests of its members and the general public in harmony with their respective rights, interests and duties; and in general to do any and all things that may be incidental to, implied from or appropriate to the promotion and encouragement of these objects and purposes".  

Over 110 years later, Wisconsin Land Title Association is proud to say that it is still proud to uphold and stand behind the original purposes created by its founding fathers!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Education is a benefit