MLTA Membership Application for 2012-13
The mission of the Maryland Land Title Association is to promote professionalism and communication throughout the real estate title industry. This mission includes promoting standards and regulations that increase the effectiveness of the industry through legislative initiatives and educational programs.
Individual or Corporate Applicant
Corporate or Individual Applicant Name:____________________________________________________________
License #______________________ (For Active membership, include a copy of your title license.)
The Primary Listed Contact Person for Your Company_________________________________________________
City _______________________________ County___________________ State _________ Zip ___________
How many full-time employees do you have? ______ How many are licensed title producers? ______
Telephone ___________________________ Fax _________________________
Website ___________________________________(Allows others to link from our website to yours.)
MEMBERSHIP TYPE AND ANNUAL DUES
Active Membership (Class A) (see attached for qualifications)
$400 Corporate – e.g., title company, title insurance underwriter
$200 Individual – holds a Title Producer license – earns CE credit
$175 CLTP Designee – must be an MLTA CLTP applicant or designee
Individuals check one: Please let us know if you consider yourself a title insurance company owner/employee ___
or-----a TIPIC (title insurance producer independent contractor). TIPIC ____
Associate Membership (Class B) (see attached for qualifications)
$350 Corporate (not a title co.) – does not hold a Title Producer license
$150 Individual – not licensed; no CE credit can be earned by persons in this category
Proration of dues:
Current or previous members: see bottom of page 4.
New members only: Please note that membership dues will be prorated for the second and third quarters. Proration is available in the fourth quarter if you join for the remainder of this current membership year (2012-13), plus the next (2013-14). To establish eligibility and take advantage of this offer, contact: 888-601-MLTA or MLTA@mdlta.com.
$25 each Services Directory Listing (complete the “Services Listing” section - p. 3)
TOTAL DUE: $________
Please include a separate check or credit card payment for:
Political Action Committee (MLTA PAC) Voluntary Contribution of $25/50/$100 or more
____ I have enclosed a _____ Company Check or ______ Bank Check/Money Order (no personal checks will be accepted) made payable to the Maryland Land Title Association in the amount of the Total Due.
____ I have paid the Total Due by credit card (on-line) using Pay Pal. I paid by credit card using my/another e-mail
address ________________________________on (date)___________________. To pay by credit card, visit www.Paypal.com and use the function “Send Money” to our e-mail address: MLTA@MDLTA.com. Then, fax this completed form to 804-794-0248. No PayPal receipts and no cover sheet, please.
A portion of your dues may be tax deductible. Please contact your accountant or tax attorney for more information.
Applicant agrees to subscribe to the Code of Ethics of the MLTA and to be governed by its By-Laws.
Applicant’s Signature _________________________________ Title ______________________ Date ____________
MLTA 1700 King William Woods Road Midlothian, VA 23113 888-601-MLTA Fax 804-794-0248
Active Corporate members: designate one primary and one alternate individual authorized to vote on your company’s behalf: PRIMARY: ________________________________ ALTERNATE _______________________________. Please note that the Primary Contact will be the only individual in your organization to receive ballots, proxies, and notices of meetings.
If there are other employees in your company who would like to receive notification of MLTA news and events, please provide their names and e-mail addresses on a separate page.
A Few Questions: Please answer ALL 10.
1. Do you know that MLTA is on Facebook? ____yes ____no
2. If MLTA offered a printed copy of its quarterly publication, The MLTA Commitment, would you pay $12 per issue to receive it? ____yes ____no
3. Do you know that MLTA has job postings (free for members) on its website? ____yes ____no
4. Are you interested in becoming an MLTA Certified Land Title Professional? ____yes ____no ____maybe
5. Do you know that MLTA has a presence in Annapolis where we are in ongoing discussion with the State legislators regarding laws affecting the title industry? ____ yes _____ no
6. Are you aware of our successes both in Annapolis and in the Courts of the State of Maryland with regard to legal issues affecting the title industry? ____ yes _____ no
7. Do you know that MLTA Pre-licensing class attendees have a higher pass-rate for the MD title producer licensing exam than attendees of pre-licensing courses given by any other provider? ____yes ____no
8. Are you aware that our Industry Enhancement Committee has been working with the MIA to establish the Consumer Bill of Rights mandated by the Commission to Study the Title Industry? ____yes ____no
9. Do you know that MLTA offers DC CE classes? ____yes ____no
10. Do you know that MLTA has at least 17 hours of take home credit classes available at all times, including the 3 hours of required Ethics credit? ____yes ____no
New Members: How did you learn about membership? Who referred you to MLTA? ___________________________
Membership in MLTA entitles you to one free listing in the online Membership Directory. If you do not wish to be listed in the free, online Membership Directory, check here: ___
Corporate Members may list branch offices in our online Membership Directory. Listed offices will receive membership mailings and e-mails, except those that require the member company to vote on an MLTA membership issue.
If additional space is required, please provide the requested information on a separate page.
Additional Contact: _____________________________________________________________________________
City: ______________________ County____________________ State: ___________ Zip____________
Telephone: ______________________________ E-Mail: ______________________________________________
Fax: _________________________ Website: _______________________________________________
1700 King William Woods Road Midlothian, VA 23113 888-601-MLTA Fax 804-794-0248
SERVICES DIRECTORY LISTING
For an additional fee of $25 per service, members may be listed in MLTA’s on-line Services Directory, which is made available to encourage our members to do business with other members. Please indicate below the service category, if any, under which you wish to be listed:
_____ Abstracting _____ Mortgage Lending
_____ Document Recording _____ Real Estate Sales
_____ E & O Insurance _____ Settlement Services
_____ Fidelity/Surety Bonds _____ Settlement Software
_____ Legal Services _____ Title Insurance
Please indicate the county(ies) where you offer the service/s:
You may include a brief description of your product, service, or company:
Each listing above is $25 – Please add this to the total on the first page.
Your association can be successful only if its members are active in supporting its activities. We are currently appointing members to committees, and ask that you consider serving on at least one committee this coming year.
Yes, I wish to be actively involved in our association by serving on the following committee(s):
_____ Legislative _____ Convention _____ Technology _____ Education
_____ Membership _____ Industry Enhancement _____ Chapters
_____ CLTP (Certified Land Title Professional) – must hold the MLTA CLTP designation
_____ Southern Maryland Chapter (If you work in Calvert, Charles, Prince George’s, or St. Mary’s counties)
_____ CHB Chapter (If you work in Cecil, Harford, or Baltimore counties)
Committee Member’s Name: ___________________________________________
E-mail Address: __________________________ Phone: _____________________
If additional members of your company would like to serve on a committee, please provide this same information on a separate page.
Please return your completed membership application to: MLTA
1700 King William Woods Road Midlothian, VA 23113 888-601-MLTA Fax 804-794-0248 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Classes and Types: Definitions
Membership shall run from Nov. 1, 2012 thru Oct. 31, 2013.
Active Membership (Class A)
Limited to persons, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations or other business entities qualified or licensed in, and actively engaged in, the land title evidencing business in the State of Maryland. In general, Active Membership is limited to those persons or entities that provide abstracting or title examination services, or who issue or insure policies of title insurance. For licensed Active members, a copy of the Insurance Producer License issued in the name of the Applicant must be included with this application. This definition includes providing closing services.
Associate Membership (Class B)
Limited to persons, sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, or other business entities that are engaged in any trade, industry, or profession related to land title evidencing within the territorial jurisdiction of this corporation. Services provided by Associate Members include, but are not limited to, independent real estate closing services, surveying, mortgage brokering, real estate sales, real estate software sales, and offering errors and omissions/professional liability insurance or bonding protection. Associate members shall not have a vote in the corporation’s affairs.
Title Insurance Underwriter
Limited to business entities that hold a current Certificate of Authorization issued by the Maryland Insurance Administration authorizing the entity to act as a title insurer in this State.
Limited to business entities whose employees are actively engaged in abstracting, examining, or issuing policies of title insurance on lands situated in the State of Maryland or in any trade, industry or profession related to land title evidencing. A Corporate Membership will allow employees and officers of the business entity to obtain educational and other member services at the discounted member rate, if any.
An individual engaged in abstracting, examining, or issuing policies of title insurance on lands situated in the State of Maryland, or who is engaged in any trade, industry or profession related to land title evidencing. Individual members may obtain educational and other services at the discounted member rate, if any.
An individual Active Member who has been designated as a “Certified Land Title Professional” by the MLTA. CLTP members enjoy educational and other services at applicable discounted membership rates, plus other benefits available only to CLTP designees. All CLTP designees are listed on our website: www.MDLTA.org.
Rules for prorating dues and using a payment program:
MLTA dues payment for previous members may be prorated by quarter. Proration of dues is not available for mid-year renewals.
We can set up a 3-month payment plan if you make the first payment on or before November 1, 2012.
1. Corporate Member – 3 monthly payments, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1, of $145 - totaling $435.
2. Individual Member – 3 monthly payments, 11/1, 12/1 and 1/1 of $75 - totaling $225.
New members: contact MLTA for information on proration and payment plans.
Important Notice for those who use a payment program:
In order to qualify for any member discounts (e.g., education classes, Fall Convention, Crab Feast, etc.), membership fees must be paid-in-full.