Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) Designation
Welcome to the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) web page.
Earning the CRMP will distinguish you as someone who has demonstrated superior knowledge and competency in the area of reverse mortgages and dedication to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards.
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This page contains links to various handbooks and other documents that will help you better understand the process to obtain the designation.
Approved Outside Courses for CRMP Credits
The following courses have been pre-approved for CRMP credits. If you have taken any of these courses within the past year, you can apply them toward the 12 credits you need to sit for the exam, or to recertify.CRMP Candidate Handbook
The handbook describes all aspects of the certification process and helps candidates prepare for the exam.
CRMP Code of Ethics
This is a copy of the Code of Ethics is included with the Application. It must be signed and included with the Application. CRMP Recertification Handbook
This Handbook describes the process for maintaining the credential.
CE Tracking Form
This form should be used by designees to track CE credits necessary to recertify at the end of the calendar year.
The blueprint describes the areas of knowledge covered in the CRMP exam.
Frequently Asked Questions
This document provides an overview of the CRMP and addresses Frequently Asked Questions.
Independent Certification Committee Roster
The ICC is the governing body overseeing the administration of the CRMP designation. The ICC is comprised of individuals with a deep understanding of reverse mortgage issues from different segments of the business, including loan origination, legal, counseling, servicing and operations. If you have any questions about the CRMP, you are encouraged to email ICC members.
List of CRMP Designees (Updated 5/03/2013)
This is a current list of reverse mortgage professionals who have earned the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation
Submitting Outside Courses for CRMP Credits
If you've taken a course that is not on the approved list above, you can submit it and the Eligiblity Subcommittee will review and determine whether credits should be awarded. This document describes the information we need to properly review the course.
There is no study guide to take the CRMP exam, but there are steps you can take to prepare yourself. The exam itself was developed by a diverse group of knowledge experts with varying backgrounds and years of service in the reverse mortgage business. The exam questions focus on counseling, origination, processing, underwriting, servicing, and other critical issues.
The source documents for the exam include the HECM statute, regulations, mortgagee letters, and various articles found on NRMLAOnline.org, all of which are presented below.
Section 255 of the National Housing Act (HECM enabling legislation)
24 CFR Part 206 (Code of Federal Regulations dealing with HECMs)
HUD Handbook 4235.1
HUD Handbook 4330.1, Chapter 13
FHA Mortgagee Letters
Reverse Mortgage Basics
A Comprehensive Guide to HECM Counseling
What Originators Should Know about Reverse Mortgage Servicing
Replenishing a Line of Credit
Listed Name on Title
What You Need to Know About Manufactured Homes
Taking the Fear Out of Trusts & Powers of Attorney
If you have any further questions about the CRMP, please contact Darryl Hicks, at 202-939-1784, or at email@example.com.
All materials copyrighted © 2013 National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association.