Basic School for Registers of Deeds

This course covers the basic operations of the office of register of deeds. The class provides instruction on the following topics: overview of county government and its revenues and expenditures; sources of law and rules governing registers of deeds; organization and responsibilities of the office; introduction to real estate instruments; recording and indexing real property instruments; vital records; public records management; and marriage licenses.

2018 Agenda

The Local Government Federal Credit Union offers scholarships to local government employees to apply towards tuition for conferences, classes, and seminars offered by the School of Government. There are five deadlines to submit applications: March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1.

Additional information

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CEU10.00 hrs
CPE10.00 hrs
There currently are no scheduled offerings of this course.




Attendees should bring their Guidebook for Registers of Deeds with them to class. If you do not have a Guidebook, you may purchase a copy here:

If you need to download the 2016 supplement, click on the link below:

For all registration questions, resetting passwords, or login issues please contact:

Dale Zuckert

Assistant Registrar, Registration and Client Services Group
For questions regarding course details, including location, schedule, materials, and continuing education credits, please contact:

Gail Wilkins

Program Manager, Local and State Government Group
Charles Szypszak
Albert Coates Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Government