CRESPA Signing Agents
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CRESPA stands for Consumer Real Estate Settlement Protection Act

Who is required to be registered under CRESPA?
Any person, other than the lender, seller, purchaser or borrower, who conducts the
settlement conference and receives or handles money, must be registered.
See Virginia Code 6.1-2.20 and Chapter 395, Rules Governing Settlement Agents,
Regulation 14VAC5-395-10 through 14VAC5-395-90.

Does that mean Notary Signing Agents?
Yes.  Licensing requirements apply to Notary Signing Agents who conduct signings
where funds are handled by the agent.

According to the Virginia Bureau of Insurance "handling funds" includes the passing of
a check for settlement costs from a borrower to a Notary Signing Agent, who couriers
the check and all signed documents to the title or escrow company conducting the
Learn the Nine (9) Steps To Becoming CRESPA Certified
Take A "Become A Notary Signing Agent" or "Understanding The Mortgage Loan
Signing" class or purchase our "Smart Tips-Resource Guide For Notary Signing
Agents - Virginia" for complete nine step information.
Carol Butler of the The Butler Company has been in the real estate
business for over 30 years.  She teaches a pre-licensing class for the
Virginia title insurance underwriter's exam.  It is a one-day class that
prepares you for the Virginia State Exam.   

Carol's pre-licensing class is recommended as
Step 1 for Virginia
Notary Signing Agents who are seeking CRESPA registration.

Carol's class is available at a variety of locations and online.   Please
visit her website for dates and locations.   
Step 1 - Pre-licensing Class
Bryce Hall
Mid Atlantic Mobile Notary Services
703 244-8549

309 214-9822
Coverage area:

Alexandria (all zips); Arlington
County; Fairfax County; Prince
William County; Stafford
County; City of Fredericksburg
Mindy Lodwig
703 867-5942
Coverage area:

Loudoun County;          
Western Fairfax County
Philip Childress
804 244-0367

804 730-6553
Coverage area:

Counties of Hanover,
Henrico, Chesterfield,        
New Kent and King William.  
City of Richmond, Town of
CRESPA Certified Mortgage Loan Signing Agents
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Colonial Beach, VA  22443
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