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Professional qualifications

CeMAP Diploma

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


About the qualification

Would you like to expand your knowledge of financial services and the residential lending sector?

CeMAP Diploma offers you flexible online study to fit around your life and work – and will help you advance your career.

You'll become familiar with more varied and complex mortgage scenarios and develop your research skills -  so that you can be confident dealing with atypical and specialist cases. You’ll learn how financial products react to changes in the wider world, and how these changes affect customers’ decisions.

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

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? £495 – 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
What study materials do I get?

As part of your fee, you’ll get: 

  • study texts are 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

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.

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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.


There are three study sessions for CeMAP Diploma every year and you can complete it over a six-month period. You will have up to 12 months from the beginning of your studies to sit your multiple-choice exam.

We strongly advise you to sit the multiple-choice exam before you start your AMA coursework.

AMA coursework – Three months study time 
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   05 September 2022 
 Course start date   12 September 2022 
 Coursework deadline    27 February 2023

Details Date 
 Registration deadline   09 January 2023 
 Course start date   16 January 2023 
 Coursework deadline   03 July 2023

Details Date 
 Registration deadline   08 May 2023 
 Course start date   15 May 2023 
 Coursework deadline   30 October 2023 


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

You will have 12 months from your course start date to complete each module and sit the exam. Your first exam is included in the registration fee.

Exam and assessment information

When you have successfully completed the qualification, we will post your certificate to you.


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