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The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®) 501/0629/6 is a QCF* Level 3 qualification. It meets the educational standard required by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) of anyone wishing to achieve a 'licence to practice' and work as a mortgage adviser.
As the premier mortgage qualification, CeMAP® is firmly established as the qualification of choice in the financial services industry, and widely regarded as the industry benchmark qualification.
Employers from across the sector are involved in the development of CeMAP®, which ensures the content provides students with the knowledge required to meet future career and regulatory requirements.
CeMAP® consists of three modules that enable you to develop extensive knowledge and understanding of:
CeMAP® Key Facts:
* The fee includes all costs contained within the modules. Bursaries are available to eligible students.
CeMAP® consists of seven mandatory units contained within three modules:
CeMAP® students who plan to expand their role in future and advise on retail investment products, or study the practice of mortgage advice at a higher level, may wish to consider studying the Financial Services, Regulation and Ethics Unit (FSRE) of ifs University College's QCF Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®) and Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice (DipMAP®) as an alternative to CeMAP® Module 1. Find out more.
It is recommended that you spend 200 learning hours of study time on CeMAP®.
The following additional study support materials, designed to complement the learning manual, are available to purchase:
Please note that in order to reflect any changes to syllabuses, including matters arising from the annual budget, the study materials for some units are updated annually. It is your responsibility to ensure you are studying from the most up-to-date materials. The most up-to-date learning materials, updates and amendments can be found on my ifslearning, and we suggest that you log in regularly to check for updates.
A number of third parties offer additional learning support to CeMAP® students. Students considering using such services should take care to assess their suitability and quality. A list of recognised providers is available here.
All of the units that comprise the CeMAP® qualification can be examined at over 150 Pearson VUE test centres nationwide with the result provided on the day.
View information on examination booking and venues.
Module 1 (UKFR)
Unit 1 - Introduction to Financial Services Environment and Products (ITFS)
Unit 2 - UK Financial Services and Regulation (UKFS)
Module 1 is assessed as one two hour exam. ITFS and UKFS each comprise a one hour objective test with 50 multiple-choice questions each.
Module 2 (MORT)
Unit 3 - Mortgage Law, Policy, Practice and Markets (MLPP)
Unit 4 - Mortgage Applications (MAPP)
Unit 5 - Mortgage Payment Methods and Products (MPMP)
Unit 6 - Mortgage Arrears and Post Completion Issues (MAPC)
Module 2 is assessed as one two hour exam. MLPP, MAPP, MPMP and MAPC each comprise a 30 minute objective test with 25 multiple-choice questions.
Module 3 (ASSM)
Unit 7 - Assessment of Mortgage Advice and Knowledge
ASSM comprises a 2 hour objective test with 6 case studies each with 10 multiple-choice questions.
You can register for CeMAP® at any time.
Online - complete the online registration and payment form.
By phone - call Student and Customer Services on +44 (0) 1227 818609. Please have your VISA / MasterCard / debit card to hand when you call.
By post / email - download and complete the registration form. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer to view this file – you can download this program for free from the Adobe website. When you have completed the form either send it to the address stated on the form or by email.
Membership of the Institute of Financial Services includes access to benefits that help you to maintain your skills and knowledge, as well as supporting your career ambitions. It costs £72 per annum and can be paid monthly by Direct Debit at no extra cost.
Apply for membership.
Upon successful completion of CeMAP® you can progress to ifs University College's Level 4 Diploma in Mortgage Advice and Practice (DipMAP®). DipMAP® is a new qualification for mortgage advisers who wish to demonstrate their commitment to continual learning and enhance their skills and knowledge.
For those wishing to pursue a career in retail financial advice, ifs University College's Level 3 Certificate in Financial Administration and Planning (CeFAP)® and Level 4 Diploma for Financial Advisers (DipFA®) are the most effective pathway into the industry.
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