What is PREP
The Property Records Industry
Working Together at the Local Level
PREP provides a local structured forum for stakeholders of the property records industry to meet and work together more effectively. PREP chapters make it happen!
In 2002 it became evident that cooperation and communication needed to be improved between industry stakeholders at the local level. In addition, a way was needed to share perspectives and information between national and local industry participants.
Supported by the success of PRIA at the national level, an alliance was formed by the American Land Title Association (ALTA), the American Escrow Association (AEA), the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials & Treasurers (IACREOT) and the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials & Clerks (NACRC) for the purpose of creating local industry workgroups.
To provide a permanent structure and ongoing support, in 2004 this project became an official workgroup structured under the PRIA umbrella and named the Property Records Education Partners (PREP), with local units identified as PREP Chapters. PREP has its own operating rules and PRIA membership is not required for PREP participation.