The Institute of Financial Services (Ifs) is developing a new stand-alone qualification in commercial mortgages. the Certificate in Commercial Mortgages (CeCM).
The Certificate in Commercial Mortgages (CeCM) is being developed in partnership with the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB) and was announced at their annual general meeting last week.
Keith Heron, chief executive of the NACFB, says the Ifs’s Certificate in Commercial Mortgages will provide an excellent grounding for intermediaries wanting to give advice on commercial mortgage products.
He says the NACFB will be promoting the qualification to its members adding as a further incentive: “Brokers who pass the examination will be eligible for a discount on full or associate NACFB membership.”
The single-module qualification will open for registrations this week with learning materials expected to roll out in March 2006.
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