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Are you looking to make a major impact on your mortgage business? Building a divorce lending practice as a CDLPTM   (Certified Divorce Lending Professional) can create a major shift in how you currently do business. 

The intersection between Divorce, Real Estate & Mortgage Financing is real. It's so much more than the mortgage.

The Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) Certification Course is a divorce mortgage training program designed to prepare you to become an integral member of the professional divorce team. How to identify appropriate mortgage financing and real estate strategies for divorcing clients while recognizing potential hurdles or opportunities with regards to potential tax or legal concerns as they pertain to real estate and divorce.

The results? When mortgage professionals understand how to effectively navigate the divorce market, they not only expand their referral opportunities, they also ensure the profitability of those relationships in a market that is non-cyclical and highly professional.


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CDLP Certification Program

The Complete Breakdown Of The Expanded CDLP Certification Program

Certified Divorce Lending Professional 

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. 

What is a Certified Divorce Lending Professional?

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.

  • Serve as a neutral facilitator rather than as an advocate and advisor representing only one party in the divorce.
  • Become an essential part of the professional divorce team and become involved early in the process rather than as a post-decree referral.
  • Recognize potential legal and tax implications with regards to mortgage financing in divorce situations.
  • Identify potential concerns with support/maintenance structures that may conflict with mortgage financing opportunities.
  • Implement a strategic divorce settlement agreement while working with the professional divorce team that ensures the best opportunities to secure mortgage financing post divorce.
  • Work with divorcing couples in a collaborative setting and other Alternative Dispute Resolution methods.
  • Become an Effective Expert Witness.
  • Build your practice as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional.
  • And So Much More!

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:

  • CDLP Certification Course & Materials
  • 6 Step CDLP Business Accelerator
  • Weekly Group Mentoring
  • Ongoing CDLP Marketing Support
  • Divorce Lending Association Membership including Member Listing in the Divorce Lending Association CDLP Directory
  • Access to a private and very active community on Facebook. Exchange scenarios, experiences and insight from other successful CDLPs
  • Initial CDLP Business Launch Marketing Material
  • Continuing Education & Industry Updates

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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 32 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.

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.

  • With each step you have access to proven and amazing marketing collateral and action items to implement that will open doors that were previously closed.
  • By the end of Step 6 - you  have a totally structured and active 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 create a culture of learning. Helping CDLPs acquire additional knowledge, skills and expertise. Our mentoring program is an effective approach to organize, create, capture and distribute knowledge. It also reduces the time required for knowledge transfer by providing direct access to our CDLP experts and peers who can share the required knowledge and skills in an environment that promotes rapid learning and scaling.

Because 80 percent of learning is informal, mentoring empowers learning in ways that manuals, intranets and training programs can’t it shortens the learning curve, and enhances your productivity and success as a CDLP

We have a group Mentoring call every Wednesday starting at noon eastern. We answer every question anyone has and we don’t end the call until every question is answered. We address the 6 step process to rolling out your marketing efforts, we discuss live scenarios, technical questions – nothing is off limits – because your success as a CDLP has no limits!

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:

  • Automated Marketing Campaigns
  • Weekly Mentor Calls to Get Your Going!
  • Semi-monthly group coaching calls to keep you educated and motivated.
  • An educational focused monthly newsletter, “Divorcing Your Mortgage” – is provided every month. This is your high level touch each and every month reminding your attorneys and other divorce partners why they need you.
  • Weekly social media posts for you to share on your social media platforms.
  • An entire vault of high quality and compliant marketing material including marketing flyers, booklets that attorneys love to keep on hand in their offices, personal brochures and more. and yes, you can personalize with your name, photo, contact info, logo, etc.
  • The best way to market is to educate! We offer live monthly lunch and leverages for you and your strategic partners. Invite your partners to your office, go to their office, invite them to the title company – wherever is convenient. While you are busy strengthening your relationships, we are busy educating on your behalf. 

You are not alone, WE are in this together!

CDLP Marketing Platform can be added upon completion of the CDLP Certification.

 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.



Have a question that we didn't answer? Please send us an email  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%! 


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Build your divorce lending practice and make a lifetime impact on your business!

Includes CDLP Course, Certification, 6-Step Business Accelerator, Weekly Coaching & Mentoring Calls, initial marketing collateral, community access and More!

Course Tuition:  $1,595 

CDLP Marketing Program can be added upon completion of the CDLP Certification.

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