What Is The CeMAP Qualification?

CeMAP stands for the Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice which is the UK financial industry recognised qualification that every mortgage adviser and consultant in the UK needs to pass in order to give advice to the public. CeMAP is an FCA approved benchmark qualification for mortgage advisers – essential for all mortgage advice and practices and an exceptional professional qualification for estate agents.

The CeMAP qualification comprises three exams that you are required to pass as mortgage advisors– CeMAP 1, CeMAP 2 and CeMAP 3. All CeMAP exams are multiple choice.

CeMAP 1 – Introduction to Financial Services & Products and UK Regulation

CeMAP 1 is concerned with giving an overview of the entire financial services market in the UK. A lot of people find this exam to be a little daunting as it covers so many different aspects of financial services and regulation.

CeMAP 1 consists of two units. In each unit you have to answer 50 questions in one hour with the pass mark for each being 35 (70%).

Unit 1 is a complete overview of the financial services market covering taxation inc vat, investments, savings, equity release, mortgages and pensions. It also looks at the principles of giving financial advice and the law with regard to financial services.

Unit 2 is concerned with the regulation of the UK financial regulation (UKFR) industry. This primarily looks at the role of the Financial Services Authority, money laundering, data protection and complaints and compensation.

CeMAP 2 – Assessment of Mortgage Advice and Knowledge

CeMAP 2 is split into four units – units 3, 4, 5 and 6. There are 25 questions on each unit and you have to get 17 correct answers on each unit (68%).

Unit 3 is concerned with mortgage law
Unit 4 deals with mortgage applications
Unit 5 covers mortgage advice knowledge on repayments and products
Unit 6 outlines post completion issues

CeMAP 3 – Synoptic Paper

CeMAP 3 is based around answering questions on case studies. There are 6 case studies and 10 questions on each case study making 60 questions in total. To pass you need to answer correctly 42 out of 60 (70%). There is no separate subject content for CeMAP 3. It is based on exactly the same information and content as CeMAP 2. This is why we do the CeMAP 2&3 within the same training course.

Studying CeMAP modules has never been easier, with self studied online courses and distance learning available covering financial services and regulation, arrears and post completion, regulated equity release cerer, mortgage law policy practice and more available to hep you pass this benchmark qualification, now is the best time to book your exams and become a qualified CeMAP professional member of the UK financial services industry.

At Beacon Financial Training, we are experts in getting our delegates through their exams successfully and confidently, so contact our team today for your comprehensive CeMAP training, or choose one of the courses below.

CeMAP 1, and CeMAP 2 & 3 in Warrington Course Dates
(CeMAP 1 course runs over 5 days, CeMAP 2 & 3 course runs over 5 days)

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    The Course Content Was Excellent

    I used Brendon’s training programme to pass CeMAP exams, the course content was excellent, well scripted and designed for ease of understanding. I booked the course online not knowing anything about the company and a little sceptical that would be worth the money, however I would fully recommend the course to anyone considering a change of career.

    Tracey Burke
    Director, Mortgage, Equity release and Secured loan advisor

    10 Staff All Passed Their Cemap Thanks to Brendan

    10 staff all passed their CEMAP thanks to Brendan and they all provided excellent feedback on his style of training.

    Barry Fitzsimmons MA(Hons), DipPFS, Cert CII (MP)
    Independent Financial Adviser

    I Passed All Cemap Exams 1st Time

    I passed all CeMAP exams 1st time (majority distinction) with no revision aside from the tutelage under Brendan. 1st class!

    Craig Cooper CeMAP, CeRER
    Team Leader - Equity Release Support Advisor at Age Partnership

    THE Way to Learn CeMAP

    Brendan has a wealth of experience around financial services and Regulation and he delivers this with enthusiasm and good humour. His events are THE way to learn CeMAP.

    Simon Bailey
    Training & Development management professional

    I Would Recommend Brendan to Anyone

    Brendan is a great trainer, with the ability to keep the content relevant and engaging. I would recommend Brendan to anyone looking to undertake any LIBF Mortgage Advice Qualifications.

    Emma Lower
    CEO at Lendology CIC

    Excellently Structured Training Programme

    I studied for all my CeMAP qualifications through Brendan’s tutoring course. I passed all my exams first time with majority distinctions. I have no doubt this was due to his excellently structured training programme, which broke down the jargon and made the whole thing engaging and enjoyable.

    Mark Dickson
    Principal at Dickson Financial

    Recognised CeMAP® Learning Support Provider

    Recognition Statement
    This learning support is recognised by The London Institute of Banking & Finance as being an appropriate additional resource for students undertaking its CeMap qualifications

    Choosing a CeMAP® Training Company

    There are plenty of firms offering CeMAP® training in the UK, but the vast majority of their trainers have no teaching qualifications or experience. Isn’t that a bit of a concern, especially when some of them are charging over £1,000 per course?