What is PREP?
Property Records Education Partners
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 former International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials & Treasurers (IACREOT) and the former National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials & Clerks (NACRC) for the purpose of creating local industry work groups. IACREOT and NACRC merged in 2016 to become then International Association of Government Officials.
To provide a permanent structure and ongoing support, in 2004 this project became an official work project 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 (see PREP Handbook) and PRIA membership is not required for PREP participation.