What is the American Land Title Association (ALTA)?

Founded in 1907, ALTA is a national trade association representing more than 6,400 title insurers, title and settlement agents, independent abstracters, title searchers, and real estate attorneys. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., ALTA has more than 40 committees and creates standardized title insurance policy forms, works to educate the public on property-related matters, and is involved with local, state, and federal regulatory efforts.