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NEW MEXICO RESIDENTS AND ANYONE DESIGNATING NEW MEXICO AS THEIR RESIDENT STATE: All continuing education (CE) courses must be completed and reported prior to renewal of the license. Licensees who fail to complete the required CE courses will not be permitted to renew their license. All CE requirements must be completed at least 30 days prior to the license expiration date to allow sufficient time for the credits to be reported by the CE provider.

Title Agents are required to complete 10 CE hours per cycle. 
Four hours can be classified as General
Three hours must be Escrow ("Ethics" can be classified as "Escrow")
Any three of your hours must be completed in a "Live-Classroom" setting.

Click here to view your CE status, then click "Look Up"


Available Videos in the NMLTA CE Video Library:

·        Title Rates Review ($35)
presented by Julie Buckalew
(One Escrow, + One General CE Hours)

·        Trusts and LLCs ($20)
presented by John Fox
(One General CE Hour)

·        Grab Bag of NM Probate & Estate Administration Topics ($35)
presented by Chris Cullen
(Two General CE Hours)


·        NM Title & Escrow Dilemmas: What Would You Do? ($20)
presented by Susan McKnight
(One Ethics CE Hour) 

·        Rules, Rates and Forms – How, What, & When ($20)
presented by Warren Hill
(One  General CE Hour)

·        Bankruptcy in New Mexico ($20)
presented by Denise Trujillo
(One General CE Hour)




Once your continuing education requirements have been completed:

To renew your Title License, visit: www.nipr.com.  Scroll down to the "Licensing Center" section and click on "Renew an Existing License"


OSI Bulletin Regarding NM Title CE Requirements:

February 19, 2020

To All Title Insurance Licensees,

There has been some additional confusion surrounding the requirements for continuing education (“CE”) requirements under Rule 13.4.7.9 NMAC.  Due to the current problems in the online renewal process, there are issues with how the CE credits are applied. We are monitoring the NAIC/SBS efforts to fix the issue in the online renewal program, and we believe it will be resolved soon. 

As you all know, under Rule 13.4.7.9(A)(1) NMAC, all insurance producers, regardless of the line of insurance they are selling, are required to complete a minimum of three hours of ethics credits during each compliance period.  The Rule then goes on to list the specific CE requirements for specific types of producers.  Under Rule 13.4.7.9(A)(2) NMAC, title insurance producers are required to complete ten CE credits covering title insurance per compliance period.  At least three of those ten credits must specifically address the proper handling of escrow funds.  The Rule also provides that the three escrow fund CE credits can be used to satisfy the requirement of three ethics CE credits. 

CE CREDIT ALLOCATION EXAMPLES:

  • 1.    A title insurance producer completes three hours of escrow fund CE credits and three hours of ethics CE credits.  OSI will apply the ethics CE credits as general education credits for purposes of license renewal.  That title insurance producer must also complete a minimum of four hours of general education CE credits to fulfill his/her CE requirements for the compliance period. OSI will recognize the three hours of escrow CE credits, the three hours of ethics CE credits (credited by OSI as general education credits), and the four hours of general education CE credits, to reach a grand total of ten hours of required CE courses.
  • 2.    A title insurance producer completes three hours of escrow fund CE credits and zero hours of ethics CE credits.  That title insurance producer must also complete a minimum of seven hours of general education CE credits to fulfill his/her CE requirements for the compliance period. OSI will recognize the three hours of escrow fund CE credits, and the seven hours of general education CE credits, to reach a grand total of ten hours of required CE courses
  • 3.    A title insurance producer completes zero hours of escrow fund CE credits and three hours of ethics CE credits. OSI will apply the ethics CE credits as general education credits for purposes of license renewal. That title insurance producer must complete three hours of escrow fund CE credits and four hours of general education CE credits to fulfill his/her CE requirements for the compliance period. Upon completion, OSI will recognize the three hours of escrow fund CE credits, the three hours of ethics CE credits (credited by OSI as general education credits), and the four hours of general education CE credits, to reach a grand total of ten hours of required CE courses.

The current online renewal system does not allow for these scenarios.  NAIC/SBS is upgrading the system to allow for proper allocation of completed CE credit hours.  Accordingly, until the system is fixed, please send in a paper renewal to our office and we will process it within 48 hours of receipt, if possible, and certainly within ten days. 

Please mail the paper renewal to:

Producer Licensing Bureau

1120 Paseo De Peralta, Room 331

Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501

The fee for renewals for the month of December 2019, January 2020 and February 2020 will be $60.00, we have waived the late fee for those months at this time.  Please make checks payable to OSI.

Click here for the paper renewal form

Thank you for your patience while we address this issue.

Sincerely,

Victoria A. Baca

Bureau Chief/Staff Manager Producer Licensing Bureau

(505) 827-4554



Upcoming Live CE Class:

Join us for the General Session Breakfast at Hotel Andaluz, during Convention and earn credits for 2 live Escrow CE hours!

Enjoy breakfast while you learn. We will be holding a FIRPTA Panel Discussion featuring experts discussing FIRPTA requirements and issues.

$60

We will also be recognizing the recipients of the Escrow and Title Professional Excellence Awards.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Please click here if you would like to attend additional events.

Click here to view the full Convention agenda


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Office: (505) 999-5804
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1511 University Blvd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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