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The Complete Breakdown Of The Expanded CDLP Certification Program
Offered by the Divorce Lending Association, the Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification program is a credible designation for mortgage professionals with a strong desire to advance their careers working with divorcing clients, attorneys and other divorce professionals. Founded in 2014, the CDLP business program is designed to prepare you to become an integral member of the professional divorce team.
A Certified Divorce Lending Professional brings the financial knowledge and expertise of a solid understanding of the connection between Divorce and Family Law, IRS Tax Rules and mortgage financing strategies as they all relate to real estate and mortgage financing in a divorce situation.
In over 70% of all divorces in the United States real estate is involved and most often, so is the need for mortgage financing. Due to the unique mortgage financing requirements that divorcing clients often face, a Certified Divorce Lending Professional is a major member of the Professional Divorce Team.
The role of the CDLP is to not only help the divorcing client, but the other members of the professional divorce team understand the opportunities available as well as the challenges divorce can bring to mortgage financing during and after the divorce. When the CDLP is involved during the divorce process and not after the fact, many potential financing struggles can be avoided with valuable and educated input from the Certified Divorce Lending Professional.
The CDLP understands their role is not to provide legal or tax advice. Their role on the professional divorce team is to help by providing insight on mortgage financing opportunities and recognize potential legal or tax concerns that may arise in any given circumstance while bringing these concerns or opportunities to the attention of other team members.
The Divorce Lending Association and CDLP Certification is a successful business model and plan for building a strong and enduring business working with divorcing clients and divorce professionals.
Success as a Divorce Lending Expert is much more than simply marketing to divorce attorneys! It is not about dominating the market but by positioning yourself within your specific market as the resident expert.
As a Certified Divorce Lending Professional, your membership with the Divorce Lending Association provides you the ongoing knowledge, education and processes to successfully build and maintain a strong divorce lending practice.
The CDLP Business Accelerator helps you build a strong and predictable divorce lending practice. Implement business strategies and confidence with access to proven methods and systems, marketing collateral, coaching, and more to help you continue to learn and grow your divorce referrals and business.
When you register for the CDLP Certification Program and choose to not only change your mortgage business but make a lifetime impact on your overall business, you have immediate access to the following:
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The CDLP Certification Course is a Self-Paced Online Environment available 24/7!
To acquire the designation, a candidate must successfully pass all module assessments including the final exam with a minimum score of 80%.
Course material is updated continuously to include industry updates.
The course itself includes 35 Video Training Modules & Assessments. Over 20 hours of instruction covering the following topics:
Divorce Principles Module | Understand the divorce process while becoming a financial neutral in Alternative Dispute Resolution, how to work with high conflict clients, and becoming an effective expert witness.
Family Law & Real Estate Module | How to understand the disconnect between family law & real estate matters in a divorce situation while working with divorce professionals during the settlement process.
Tax Law & Divorce with Real Estate Module | How to recognize important tax implications divorcing clients face and how to set them up for success post divorce.
Divorce & Real Estate Module | How to work with divorcing sellers and buyers and avoid common legal pitfalls. Learn to work with like-minded real estate professionals in divorce transactions.
Mortgage Planning & Divorce Module | How to recognize obstacles and work with divorcing clients to secure current and future mortgage financing in a divorce situation. Includes mortgage specific job aides to identify underwriting requirements for conventional and government loan products for divorcing borrowers.
Course Materials | A downloadable course workbook is provided as a study aid in conjunction with 35 video training modules and assessments. The CDLP Certification Test is available online upon completion of course modules.
There is a one time certification fee for the CDLP Certification course and no annual renewal fee.
Please contact us to make special arrangements for an in-house company training or contact us for upcoming live training events.
How do you turn your knowledge into action? You must have the right tools to succeed - including vision, creativity, innovation, planning and development.
The CDLP Business Accelerator is a business building road map broken down to a 6-Step plan with targeted marketing action plans to successfully build a strong divorce lending practice.
Support doesn't end there! The CDLP Marketing Program offers semi-monthly group coaching calls; monthly marketing newsletter; tons of marketing collateral; weekly social media posts and Live Lunch & Learns for your strategic partners!
This is a lifetime impact on your overall business!
We help you keep the momentum going strong! You need to stay top of mind with high quality content driven material. Marketing that continues to identify you as the go-to resident expert in your market.
The CDLP Marketing Support provides:
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Your skills in mediation are another key to your success as a CDLP.
This is a Basic 40-hour Mediation Training. This 5-section course satisfies most state and court basic mediation requirements. The training was conducted by Dr. Clare Fowler at the University of Oregon School of Law in Eugene, OR.
Your completion of basic mediation skills training will open doors to working with more divorcing clients, practice groups and networking to build your divorce lending practice!
How current is your material?
The material in the CDLP course is updated regularly and multiple times per year to include any industry changes of significance. When there is any type of an update, all current CDLPs are notified of the changes so they are kept informed and up to date to better service their referral partners and clients.
Why is a Certification important to have?
It's a stamp of excellence: a certification tells your referral partners and clients that you are well-qualified and that you take your career seriously. Investing in your knowledge and education demonstrates a commitment to your profession and that you are willing to invest time and money into your success.
Certification keeps you current: One of the most important reasons to get certified is that it helps you stay ahead of the competition. If you truly want to succeed in the divorce lending industry, you need to stay current in all regulations that affect your position. Always keep learning and you'll have a knowledge base that will make you an asset far into the future.
What's the difference between a "certification" and a "designation"?
These terms are usually used interchangeably, even though some credentialing organizations may try to create artificial distinctions between them. The key is to look for strong education supported by ongoing requirements: does the mark require experience as a prerequisite and continuing education and adherence to a strong ethical code, and can the credential be removed if participants are not compliant.
What continuing education is required to maintain the CDLP certification and why is it necessary?
2 hours of continuing education is required each year to maintain an active CDLP Certification. CE is offered directly by the Divorce Lending Association and includes industry updates from family law, to tax changes to guidelines.
The CE requirements are mandated to ensure that CDLPs are current on changes that will affect their divorcing clients. We do not believe in 'one and done' programs as these types of programs ultimately fail the participant and clients.
How long does the online course take to complete?
Please allow at least 20 total hours to completely get through the online modules and study guide. The CDLP certification test is available once you have completed the last module. There is a lot of information to cover and the learning process should never end.
How long do I have to complete the CDLP Certification Course?
There is no time frame. The online CDLP Certification Program is available 24/7 and we understand you have other commitments. Obviously, the sooner you finish the sooner you start building your practice!
What are the requirements for passing the CDLP Certification Exam?
The CDLP Certification exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions and is available upon completion of the training modules and assessments. A score of 80% is required to successfully pass the exam. Should you need to retake the exam, you may do so.
What if I have a question during the course or after I have become a CDLP?
We are here to help you succeed! If you have questions during the course or scenarios we can help you with while working with a divorcing clients simply reach out to us via email or on the phone. We want to be your resource and help you succeed.
Is your program for real estate agents?
The Certified Divorce Lending Professional course is designed for the mortgage professional. Real estate professionals are always welcome to take our course.
Can I cancel my marketing subscription at anytime?
Yes; however, you will forfeit your designated area and it will be opened up to a new CDLP.
Have a question that we didn't answer? Please send us an email [email protected] or call 888-362-CDLP
We want you to succeed and we also want you to be happy!
If you are not happy with your CDLP training, please let us know within 30 days of joining and we will refund your investment 100%!
DOUBLE CASH BACK GUARANTEE: If you haven't tripled your investment back within 12 months after faithfully executing our proven CDLP Marketing Program, we will double your cash back!
A recent survey of current CDLP members who have implemented the CDLP Marketing Program supports our confidence:
CDLPs who added divorce lending as another branch of their current business plan are experiencing an average increase of 3 divorce loan closings each month after obtaining their CDLP Certification!
CDLPs who have made divorce lending the primary focus of their business plan are closing on average of 6+ loans per month!
A high percentage of CDLPs were recognized on the 2018 Top 1% Originators List!
If you don't triple your investment, we will double your cash back.*