NAPMW Education

Education is one of NAPMW's greatest assets. We focus on providing great opportunities for furthering the education of our members. Education can take the form of our monthly meetings, online education, knowledge seminars, and leadership within our local association.

Goal at NAPMW

NAPMW is the premier education source. Employers seek out NAPMW for their employee and customer training and development needs. Our members are depended upon by FHA, VA, MBA, NAR, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac for their expertise in the industry.

Institute of Mortgage Lending:

The Graduate of Mortgage Lending (GML) designation is conferred to those individuals who study the GML textbook and successfully pass the mid-term and final exams. Candidates must have at least one year of mortgage experience prior to starting the course. After receiving the GML designation, 30 hours of CE Credit every three years is required to maintain the designation.

The five areas of study in GML coursework are:


The Evolution of Mortgage Lending, Major Legislation and Regulations, The Residential Loan Cycle, The Commercial Loan Cycle, and Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice.


The cost to register for the GML is $235 for NAPMW members and $335 for non-members.


Once you have received the GML designation, you are ready to proceed to the next level -- the Master of Mortgage Lending (MML). This is a prestigious designation that only a few people currently hold. The successful candidate will study the MML textbook and pass the mid-term and final exams. MML designees also must have 30 hours of CE Credit completed every years to maintain the designation.


Areas of study include:

Business Opportunities, Marketing Strategies, Technology, Business Relationships, Government Relationships, and Regulatory Compliance. The cost to register for the MML is $295 for NAPMW members and $395 for non-members.


Both courses are home study courses. Students are expected to complete the course in one year, however, many have completed each course in approximately six to eight months. A Mid-Term and a Final must be passed with a 75% or higher to complete each course. Tests are administered to students by an Institute approved proctor at a meeting scheduled by the student and proctor based on their schedules.


For more information regarding the Institute of Mortgage Lending please visit:


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