CeMAP Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some of the questions we are frequently asked about CeMAP:
How should I go about my CeMAP training?"
CeMAP covers a large syllabus and the Herne Group home study CeMAP training is a complete and comprehensive course. Without needing to attend any classroom courses, this CeMAP training can prepare you for all three exams in a timescale to suit your needs. The complexity of the syllabus means that CeMAP training does not lend itself to the 'crash course' approach. Students feel more confident and better prepared when they have been through a thorough CeMAP training course and have been adequately prepared for the exams.
"What is the benefit of having the CeMAP Qualification?"
The CeMAP qualification enables you to practise as a mortgage advisor. Without it, whether you are employed or self employed, you cannot offer the public advice on mortgage packages or recommend lenders.
"Can I study for CeMAP even if I have no mortgage experience?"
CeMAP can be studied by newcomers to the mortgage industry, however, more study time will be needed to assimilate the wealth of knowledge. Our distance learning CeMAP training course is a totally complete study package designed for students with no previous experience, so you will find everything you need in our pack.
"How is the CeMAP qualification structured?"
CeMAP comprises three papers:
1 covers a broad spectrum of financial services.
Our three CeMAP training modules cover all three exams. Click here for full information on the CeMAP syllabus.
"How do I book my exams?"
The ifs School of Finance handle all of the administration for the CeMAP qualification. For a fee, they will enter you for the exam, and you then choose the test centre, date and time to suit your own requirements. The multiple choice exams are taken at driving theory test centres. We supply all of the CeMAP training that you need so that you should be fully prepared for the exams.
"In what order should I take the exams?"
Generally we recommend taking them in the order 1, 2, 3. CeMAP 1 is the broadest ranging syllabus and usually requires the most study time, so delegates normally feel that this exam is better behind them. We also recommend that you study for 2 and 3 together because the syllabus is mostly the same for the two papers, effectively only the form of the questions is different. Then once CeMAP 2 is passed, take the CeMAP 3 exam fairly soon afterwards. Some people consider taking CeMAP 2 first because they feel it is the easiest exam, but we strongly recommend against this. With our CeMAP training the CeMAP 1 exam should present no problems.
"How much study time do I need?"
it depends on how much you know already. CeMAP 1 is regarded as the
hardest of the papers because it covers such a broad syllabus. Most
people work on this for a period of five to six weeks. CeMAP 2 and
3 should be studied together and the exams taken fairly close together
so normally a period of five to six weeks is needed for these two
The CeMAP qualification is your passport to working in the mortgage industry. With the exams passed, and your CeMAP certificate, you can then look for work with companies operating in this sector.
"How much are the exams?"
About £150. When you purchase our CeMAP Training Home Study Course we provide you with everything else that you need. You do not need to buy any other training material, you only need to pay for the actual exam.
"Where can I take the exams?"
You can take all three exams at one of the 150 Pearsons Exam Centres throughout the UK. These are where you take your Driving Theory Test amongst others. Contact the IFS for an up-to-date list.