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The Koogler Group offers a wide range of educational programs, products, and services – prelicensing, certification-level self-study, regulatory compliance, CE/CLE courses, job skills, and business basics training – delivered in a variety of formats including instructor-led, in-person, and virtual classroom programs, student-driven on-demand online programs, and textbook-based self-study programs.

THE DOMINO EFFECT: WHAT TO DO WHEN WELL-INTENTIONED REGULATORY INITIATIVES RESULT IN UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AND POTENTIAL CONSUMER HARM

As part of his comments during the 2024 State of the Union Address, President Biden addressed the cost of housing in relation to renters, homebuyers, and those seeking to refinance their homes. With respect to loan refinance, he had this to say:

“My Administration is also eliminating title insurance fees for federally backed mortgages. When you refinance your home, this can save you $1,000 or more.” – State of the Union Address

As a Consumer and small business advocate, Karen Koogler, CEO of The Koogler Group, has devoted a significant amount of her career championing small (often, micro) businesses in the real estate, mortgage lending, and title (settlement) industries. She does so, because she knows (for sure) that the best way to protect Consumers is to ensure they have unfettered choice when it comes to selecting settlement services providers. Recent (2022-2024) regulatory initiatives, which, on the surface, may appear well-intentioned, will (for a fact) result in unintended consequences and potential Consumer harm, if left unchallenged.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT PROTECTING CONSUMERS AND PRESERVING THE TITLE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

CLICK HERE FOR CURRENT THE DOMINO EFFECT PROGRAMS AND PRODUCTS

FLORIDA 40-HOUR TITLE AGENT PRELICENSING COURSE – TRADITIONAL [IN-PERSON] AND VIRTUAL [AT-A-DISTANCE] SESSIONS AVAILABLE

The 40-Hour Course is available as a Traditional [In-Person] Classroom Program as well as a Virtual [At-A-Distance] Classroom Program. Click on the Course Calendar to register for the Course Offering of your choice.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM [VC] PROGRAM IS A LIVE-STREAMED INSTRUCTOR-LED INTERACTIVE-LEARNING PROGRAM. IT IS NOT AN ON-DEMAND SELF-STUDY COURSE.

The VC Program is delivered in a “NIGHT SCHOOL” format and is strictly regulated to conform to FLDFS requirements. Students must complete Assigned Reading [Florida Study Manual for Title Insurance] PRIOR to each Session [Lesson Plans will be provided] and must pass all Session Quizzes [based on the Assigned Reading] as well as the Final Course Exam, and submit all Session Code Phrases. The Program is divided into twenty (20) 2-Hour Sessions which run Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Eastern Time. Full attendance is required.

REGISTRATION FOR EACH VC PROGRAM WILL CLOSE 10 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF THE FIRST SESSION DATE TO PROVIDE ADEQUATE TIME FOR STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THE ASSIGNED READING PRIOR TO THE FIRST SESSION.

DO NOT REGISTER FOR THIS COURSE UNLESS YOU ARE PREPARED TO COMPLETE ALL ASSIGNED READING, ATTEND ALL TWENTY SESSIONS OF THE PROGRAM, TAKE AND PASS ALL SESSION QUIZZES, SUBMIT ALL SESSION CODE PHRASES, AND TAKE AND PASS THE FINAL COURSE EXAM. FAILURE TO DO SO WILL RESULT IN EXPULSION FROM THE PROGRAM.

NEW! ALABAMA TITLE INSURANCE AGENT PROGRAM (THREE OPTIONS)

Effective January 1, 2024, Alabama House Bill 60 deleted the prelicensing course requirement for all Alabama insurance producers, independent adjusters, apprentice independent adjusters, and title insurance agents.

NOTE: Those applying for licensure must still pass the applicable State Exam which is based on the Alabama Study Manual for Title Insurance 5th Edition.

To meet the needs of those preparing for the State Exam, as well as Alabama licensed title agents seeking CE credit (and attorneys admitted to the Alabama Bar seeking CLE credit) we offer THREE PROGRAM OPTIONS (Click to review ALL Options to ensure you select the RIGHT Option for your needs):

NOTE: A copy of the Alabama Study Manual for Title Insurance 5th Edition and access to the newly revised Alabama Title Insurance Agent Program is included with ALL Program Options.

 Preparing for a state licensing exam?

 Concerned about the Future of the Title Insurance Industry?

 Want to attain the next level of industry professionalism?

 Concerned about federal compliance issues?