Welcome to the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) web page.
One of our goals as an industry trade association is telling consumers with confidence, you can depend on a NRMLA member. Saying it is one thing; proving it is another. That is why NRMLA created the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designation.
In every industry, there are individuals who strive to excel. They often do so by earning a credential that distinguishes them as being among the most knowledgeable, the most competent and the most ethical and professional.
They make a considerable investment in both time and personal income because they believe in themselves, they believe in the customers they serve, and they believe in the service or product they offer.
They want to distinguish themselves from the pack.
If you are interested in learning more, please consult the various documents provided on this page. Additional questions can be emailed to Darryl Hicks, Vice President of Communications at NRMLA, at email@example.com.
- Candidate Handbook. Describes eligibility requirements, earning continuing education credits, annual recertification and exam preparation.
- Code of Ethics. All CRMPs must follow a Code of Ethics established by the Independent Certification Committee. Serious violations may result in the revocation of a designee’s CRMP status.
- Exam Blueprint. The exam blueprint shows the areas covered in the examination and percentage of questions pertaining to those areas. (Updated in September 2016)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Independent Certification Committee Roster. The ICC is the governing body that oversees the administration of the CRMP credential.
- Online Continuing Education Courses. The following online courses have been approved for CRMP credits. You may submit these courses on the exam application, or for recertification.
- Recertification Handbook. Describes the requirements for maintaining the designation once you earn it.
- Roster of CRMPs. The following individuals have earned the designation and are listed on NRMLA’s consumer site, ReverseMortgage.org.
- Submitting CE Course for Review. If you completed a continuing education course that has not been approved by the Independent Certification Committee, please follow these instructions for submitting the course to be reviewed by the Eligibility Committee.
- Submitting Your Exam Application. Once you meet all of the eligibility requirements, please follow the enclosed instructions for submitting your CRMP Exam Application.
- Track Your CE Credits. Use this tracking sheet to document courses you take through out the year.
PLEASE NOTE: There is no study guide for taking the CRMP exam. However, the exam questions are taken directly from mortgagee letters, HUD handbooks and other regulations that govern the HECM program. We provide links to these regulations below. You may request a mentor who can help you prepare for the exam by contacting Darryl Hicks, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may also want to consult the Wholesale Lender Guide provided by the company that you sell loans to, because these Guides provide detailed information on the history of the HECM program and regulations and underwriting requirements for origination HECM reverse mortgages. Below are links to various helpful Handbooks and Mortgagee Letters.