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National Tax Lien Association offers a network to your success

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The NTLA network includes everyone key to your success in the tax lien and deed industry.

Welcome to NTLA University America's trusted tax sale educator.

NTLA University — America's trusted tax lien educator.

Unlock the knowledge you need to start investing in tax liens and tax deeds with confidence here.

NTLA members help shape the future of the tax lien industry

Shaping the future of the tax sale industry

Join the voice that moves an industry.


Tax sales help fund vital community services

Tax Sales Fund & Strengthen Communities

$22 billion in unpaid property taxes go unpaid each year in America.

The only non-profit professional trade association for the tax lien and deed industry.

Helping Government, Fighting Blight, & Building Stronger Communities.

The National Tax Lien Association (NTLA) was founded in 1997 as the non-profit professional trade organization for the tax lien and deed industry. It is dedicated to representing the interest of investors, lenders, service providers, and government officials in regards to tax lien sales, as well as promoting the benefit of those sales as reliable income for municipal, county, and state budgets. The NTLA provides networking and training opportunities for professionals and novices in the tax lien industry, and offering educational advancement credentialing to become Certified Tax Lien Professionals, CTLP®.

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NTLA University

Learn how to invest in tax sales with confidence from America’s trusted educator. From a basic overview of the tax sale lifecycle to more complex topics like due diligence and ROI calculation, we cover every angle of tax lien and tax deed investing.

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Certified Tax Lien Professional®

It takes a professional—someone with solid industry education, demonstrated skills and competency, and a commitment to ethics—to succeed in the competitive tax sale industry. Set yourself apart by earning your Certified Tax Lien Professional™ designation.

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NTLA Foundation

The mission of the NTLA Foundation is to support owner-occupied homeowners with hardships NTLA Foundation provides property preservation solutions to troubled homeowners and a resource for local governments and members of the National Tax Lien Association.

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Become a Member

From experienced tax lien professionals to those who want to learn more about America’s tax lien industry, NTLA has a place for you! Our members arrive from all sectors of the tax lien industry. We welcome individuals and organizations of all sizes to apply for membership.

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