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Financial and mortgage advice CeMAP Diploma

CeMAP Diploma

A lot has changed in the mortgage sector in recent years. How do you keep up to date to ensure you can best support your customers?

The need to understand a wider range of options, solutions, risks, and implications, has never been greater for a mortgage professional.

CeMAP Diploma will help demonstrate to your clients and employers that you can offer a more advanced service – and that you’re willing to build your skills to become better at what you do.

If you have CeMAP – or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualification – you only need to complete one further module to get CeMAP Diploma.

You’ll expand your knowledge of the mortgage advice process, and learn about:

  • specialist mortgage products

  • why customer-focused advice matters

  • why sound communication and ethical behaviour are so important.

Develop your understanding of the financial impacts of both global and personal changes for your mortgage customers. With this new knowledge you’ll be better equipped to assess the risks which might apply to them and provide tailored advice to suit their needs.

While studying with us – as a Member of LIBF (MLIBF) – you’ll enjoy benefits of membership, including careers support and access to professional networking events.

Key information


  • £525 – price includes study materials and exam entry

Study duration

  • Six months – but you have up to 12 months from registration to complete


  • One

What your studies will cover

  • The UK financial services environment and the role of mortgage advisers within it

  • The UK mortgage marketplace, focusing on mortgage and protection products to suit different customers’ needs

  • UK financial services regulation, including the rules and regulations that are specific to mortgages

  • The house-buying process, including the role of the different parties involved

How will I study?

Everything is online, and you’ll follow a structured timetable.

Your qualification at a glance


You can take exams at a test centre or at home with remote invigilation.

Your first exam is included in the registration fee for each module.

You'll receive a digital certificate once you have passed.


CeMAP Diploma is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual.

It goes beyond the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) mandatory Level 3 qualification requirement.

What study materials do I get?

Included in your fee, you’ll get access to the following study materials:

  • study texts provided online and in hard copy

  • an online tutor forum

  • study tip videos

  • a weekly study planner

  • a tax table

  • syllabus updates

  • a coursework exemplar paper

  • two multiple-choice electronic specimen papers

  • online access to our student portal, MyLIBF

  • online access to our virtual library, KnowledgeBank

  • CeMAP revision tool (CRT).


To study CeMAP Diploma you'll need to complete the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualification first. You can then achieve CeMAP Diploma by successfully completing one further module, Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA).

Are you eligible for an exemption?

If you have qualifications from us or another awarding body, we may be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning.


When you register for CeMAP Diploma, you’ll receive information on your assessments and your study material.

The timetables show a recommended three-month study period to help you prepare for your exam. We strongly advise you sit the multiple-choice exam before you start the coursework.

If you decide to submit your coursework first, you’ll have up to 12 months from the beginning of your studies to sit your multiple-choice exam.

Please be mindful that a fee may be payable if you wish to change your selected AMA coursework date to a different session.

You can register for one of the following study sessions throughout the year:


If you've already completed CeMAP, or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, then you just need to complete Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA). It contains two assessments and is broken down into:

  • a 90-minute objective exam with 50 multiple-choice questions

  • coursework.

You can choose when to take your exam and pick from test centres nationwide or through remote invigilation.

Your first exam is included in the registration fee.

Exam and assessment information




Prices includes materials and exam entry.
Additional costs

Corporate bookings

If you are a company and want to register a cohort of students onto CeMAP Diploma, please email corporate@libf.ac.uk for further information.

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