A trade association presenting the title insurance sector. It was founded in 1907. The American Land Title Association also focuses on a property's abstract of title, which binds the history of the title to a specified piece of real estate. The organization looks for improving industry oversight and to defend consumers.
Associates of the ALTA agree to a code of conduct that outlines ethical business activities, involving working in a legal and compliant way that is fair to the consumer. The Land Title Institute (LTI), a subsidiary of ALTA, provides educational training in the industry.