License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

License to Work: A National Study of Burdens from Occupational Licensing

Title Examiner



Highlights

License required in 6 states
72nd most burdensome licensing requirements
85th most heavily regulated occupation

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

Definition

Title examiners search real estate records, examine titles or summarize pertinent legal or insurance details for a variety of purposes. They may compile lists of mortgages, contracts and other instruments pertaining to titles by searching public and private records for law firms, real estate agencies or title insurance companies.

Summary

Six states require licenses for title examiners and all require an exam. Nebraska requires one year of experience before an aspiring examiner is eligible to sit for the exam.

(Last updated May 2, 2012)

State Licensing Requirements

Burden RankStateFeesEducation/Experience (Days)ExamsMinimum GradeMinimum Age
1 Nebraska $250 365 1 0 0
2 Oklahoma $150 0 1 0 18
3 South Dakota $800 0 1 0 0
4 North Dakota $250 0 1 0 0
5 Minnesota $95 0 1 0 0
6 Iowa $70 0 1 0 0

(Last updated April 24, 2012)

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