Professional qualifications

CeMAP Diploma

Increase your mortgage expertise and take the next step in your career with CeMAP Diploma.


About the qualification

A lot has changed in the mortgage sector over the last two years – now facing further economic instability – how will you 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 you show 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.


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 much does it cost? £525 – price includes study materials and exam entry.
Average time to complete  Six months – but you have up to 12 months from registration to complete
Number of modules One 
How will I be assessed? Exams and coursework. View the assessment section for further details.

You can take your exam at a test centre or at home with remote invigilation

Once you’ve passed you’ll receive a digital certificate. A paper copy can also be ordered for an additional fee.
What study materials do I get?

As part of your fee, you’ll get: 

  • 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)

You will be learning on our new VLE Brightspace, click on the logo to find out more.

How will I study?              Everything is online, you’ll follow a structured timetable
Regulation CeMAP Diploma is a Level 4 qualification registered with Ofqual and goes beyond the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) mandatory Level 3 qualification requirement.



To study CeMAP Diploma you will need to complete the Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP) or an equivalent Level 3 mortgage qualifications first.

You can then achieve CeMAP Diploma by successfully completing one further module, Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA).

Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP)

The CeMAP consists of seven compulsory units contained within three modules.  

Module 1: UK Financial Regulation (UKFR)

Module 2: Mortgages (MORT)

Module 3: Assessment of Mortgage Advice Knowledge (ASSM)

Find out more about CeMAP

Module - Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA)

After you have completed CeMAP you just need to complete AMA. 

On this module you will:

  • expand your knowledge of the mortgage advice process and learn about specialist mortgage products
  • put your knowledge and skills into practice
  • learn why consumer-oriented advice matters and why sound communication and ethical behaviour are so important.

Are you eligible for an exemption?

If you have qualifications from us or another awarding organisation, we may be able to count them as credits.

Find out more


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 to 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:

When selecting your preferred study session using the timetable above, please be aware that fees are payable if you wish to change your selected AMA2 (coursework) date to a different session.
When selecting your preferred study session using the timetable above, please be aware that fees are payable if you wish to change your selected AMA2 (coursework) date to a different session.

Details Date 
 Registration deadline   08 January 2024
 Course start date   15 January 2024
 Recommended study period for exam     15 January to 15 April 2024  
 Coursework available online  15 April 2024
 Coursework deadline    01 July 2024


Details Date 
 Registration deadline   07 May 2024
 Course start date   13 May 2024
 Recommended study period for exam     13 May to 12 August 2024  
 Coursework available online  12 August 2024
 Coursework deadline    28 October 2024


Details Date 
 Registration deadline   02 September 2024
 Course start date   09 September 2024
 Recommended study period for exam     09 September to 09 December 2024  
 Coursework available online  09 September 2024
 Coursework deadline    24 February 2025



If you've already completed CeMAP or an equivalent Level 3 qualification, then you just need to complete: 

  • Advanced Mortgage Advice (AMA) – 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

Certified Mortgage Adviser 

Certified Mortgage Adviser (CMA) is a new status available – free of charge – to our members in the mortgage advice industry.

If you're a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF) – and actively advising on mortgages or equity release – you’re eligible for Certified Mortgage Adviser status.

More about CMA

CeMAP Advanced Professional

CeMAP Advanced Professional is our status for those who wish to demonstrate that they are willing to go beyond the requirements laid down by the regulator. 

You can display your digital badge to your clients, employers and peers to confirm that you: 

  • undertake minimum 15 hours of CPD per annum to ensure your knowledge of the mortgage market is current
  • work in a professional and ethical manner; and
  • hold CeMAP Diploma.

More about CeMAP Advanced Professional


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