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How do I Choose a Mortgage Broker Course?

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  • Written By: Carol Francois
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  • Last Modified Date: 19 November 2016
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There are several things to consider when looking for a mortgage broker course. The target audience for this type of course is primarily divided into two groups: people who want to become licensed brokers and people who are already licensed. The cost of a mortgage broker course varies, depending on the school. The type of instruction method has an impact on the course cost, as well as the time required. A mortgage broker is a licensed professional who provides services surrounding the securing of a mortgage loan. This type of loan is for the purchase of property or real estate.

To determine the target audience for a mortgage broker course, read the course description carefully, and make sure it provides the appropriate level of detail for your needs. If you are taking a mortgage broker course to help you become a mortgage broker, make sure the course focuses on the licensing exam. People who are taking a mortgage broker course to maintain their professional certification need to carefully review the course offerings and discuss their education plan with the state licensing agency. Some states have specific areas of specialization and course materials that each broker is required to complete within a specific time frame.

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The most important item to check when looking for a mortgage broker course is the qualifications of the instructors. The level of skill of the instructor has a huge impact on the depth of material that can be covered, as the instructor is responsible for writing the course notes, creating the tests and assignments, and facilitating discussions. All mortgage broker course instructors should be licensed mortgage brokers.

Mortgage broker course fees vary, ranging from $200 to $500 US Dollars (USD). Check if the course fee includes the cost of the licensing examination or course materials. Some schools offer a fee refund if the student does not pass the licensing examination. Read the fine print to make sure you meet all the criteria before registering for the course.

When reviewing different mortgage broker courses, it is important to check the accreditation status of the school. An accredited school has been reviewed by an independent agency to ensure minimum standards are met. If you decide to use an online school, verify the status of the school independently to make sure it is valid. Double-check the references for an online school, and make sure you receive any guarantee for fee refund programs in writing.

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