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NAMB, Freedom Mortgage Wholesale Launch First Certified Education Program


Education partnership will offer mortgage brokers training to expand their loan offerings to serve the underserved and homebuyers with limited downpayment resources

WASHINGTON – MAY 9, 2023 – The National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB), voice of the mortgage industry representing the interests of mortgage brokers and home buyers since 1973, and Freedom Mortgage Wholesale, a division of Freedom Mortgage, one of the largest full-service independent mortgage companies and a top Veterans Affairs (VA) and Federal Housing Administration (FHA) lender in the U.S., today launched an FHA mortgage loan certification program for mortgage brokers.

This unique partnership fulfills an industry need by providing mortgage brokers with detailed information to better understand the various FHA loan solutions available to their borrowers.

Starting in summer 2023, NAMB and Freedom Mortgage Wholesale will conduct a series of NAMB certified FHA loan courses. The Certified FHA Mortgage Professional or CFMP course is designed to empower mortgage brokers across the U.S. with access to in-depth information about FHA loans. The purpose of this course is to equip mortgage brokers with the knowledge to offer more loan options to help the underserved and those with limited downpayment have access to attain homeownership.

“We are thrilled to partner with Freedom Mortgage Wholesale to offer the finest certification course in the industry to mortgage brokers, enabling them to fully understand all aspects of helping their borrowers qualify for an FHA loan,” said NAMB President Ernest Jones Jr. “Combining Freedom Mortgage Wholesale and NAMB's expertise in FHA lending, we're offering one of the most comprehensive FHA courses available in the nation, which in turn will empower mortgage brokers to better serve their borrowers.”

Allen Middleman, Senior Vice President at Freedom Mortgage, said, “Freedom Mortgage has proudly served mortgage brokers for over 30 years. It is our duty, as one of the largest national FHA lenders, to support and offer educational opportunities to mortgage brokers. We are delighted to design this educational program with NAMB. Offering this course and associated materials is a natural part of strengthening relationships in the wholesale marketplace.”

The Certified FHA Mortgage Professional (CFMP) is an eight-hour course, offered in one day, which provides mortgage brokers with an in-depth dive into FHA insured loans and the various qualifications to match borrowers with the best loan. Immediately following the course, a test will be given, and upon passing, attendees will be presented with a certification and all the course materials.

Mortgage brokers interested in the new Certified FHA Mortgage Professional (CFMP) course, please check here soon for more information and to enroll. In addition to the new certification opportunities, Freedom Mortgage Wholesale will be showcased in the fall during NAMB National 2023 Annual Conference in Las Vegas.

“NAMB National 2023 marks our organization's 50th year in the marketplace. We are excited to share this moment with the industry while highlighting our work with Freedom Mortgage Wholesale during the conference,” said Jones Jr.

About NAMB

The National Association of Mortgage Brokers has been the voice of the mortgage industry representing the interests of mortgage professionals and homebuyers since 1973. NAMB provides mortgage professionals with advocacy, education, and rigorous certification programs to recognize members with the highest levels of professional knowledge and education. NAMB's active lobbying and advocacy efforts focus on national and state issues, protecting the interests of its members and borrowers. As the leading national trade association for the mortgage industry, NAMB is affiliated with state associations throughout the country and represents the interests of more than 993,000 licensed and registered Mortgage Loan Originators and 68,000 licensed Mortgage Broker and Mortgage Lender businesses throughout the US. The Association hosts several meetings throughout the year. Engage the organization via social media:

About Freedom Mortgage Corporation

Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Freedom Mortgage is an independent mortgage company that provides mortgage loans through retail, wholesale and correspondent channels. One of the nation's largest non-bank mortgage lenders/servicers, the company is licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Freedom Mortgage is a top VA and FHA (government-insured) lender in the U.S. (Inside Mortgage Finance, Jan-June 2022), and one of the mortgage industry's largest philanthropic supporters of the USO of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The company is also renowned for its vibrant work environment where all team members can thrive. Earlier this year, Freedom Mortgage was honored for the third year in a row as a Top Workplaces USA. Last year, Freedom Mortgage made it back on the Inc. 5000 Honor Roll for the eighth time as one of the fastest-growing companies across the country. Freedom Mortgage's mission is to foster homeownership for all consumers across America. Lender NMLS ID: 2767. Equal Housing Opportunity. For more information, please visit

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