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Certified Mortgage Adviser (CMA) is a new status available – free of charge – to our members in the mortgage advice industry. CMA status will help you stand out from your peers, whether that's:
You are eligible for CMA status if you:
If you're not currently an MLIBF, you can apply for membership through the homepage on your MyLIBF account. Membership brings other benefits for an annual fee of only £82 a year.
We continually search our records to find members who meet the above requirements. If you hold CeMAP or CeRER – and are a member with active mortgage adviser permissions on the FCA Register – we’ll contact you to let you know you’ve achieved Certified Mortgage Adviser status.
You’ll be invited to download a digital badge to display your CMA achievement. This – along with being able to use the MLIBF designation after your name – will mark you out as an accomplished professional.
Your CMA will last until it’s time to renew your membership and will then be reviewed. You will be invited to renew your membership and retain CMA status before your membership expiry date.
CMA is only available to those who appear on the FCA register as “giving regulated mortgage advice” at the point of application. We will recheck this status when we renew your CMA.
If you’re not currently advising but are looking to win recognition for professional development, why not consider CeMAP Professional?
There’s no charge for CMA if you’re already a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF).
If you’re not an MLIBF, you’ll need to apply for membership, which costs £82 a year.
CMA status is a benefit of LIBF membership, not a form of membership in its own right.
However, membership of a professional body, such as LIBF can now appear against an individual’s record on the FCA Register. In that respect, becoming an MLIBF will help you stand out from your peers.
If you’re listed as an active mortgage adviser on the FCA Register and already an MLIBF, you will be automatically awarded CMA status.
If you’d like CMA status and you’re not currently a member, you will need to apply through your MyLIBF account home page.
It may be all we need is your FCA Individual Reference Number (IRN). If so, you’ll be alerted in your MyLIBF account and invited to enter your IRN to become a Certified Mortgage Adviser.