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Divorce Lending Certification Program


The Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP) Certification Course is 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.


Why add divorce referrals to your Mortgage Practice?


  • Divorce Referrals are not cyclical.
  • Divorce Referrals are not affected by the inventory shortage in many market places.
  • Divorce Referrals do not shop you because you are part of the Professional Divorce Team.
  • Divorce Referrals add stability and structure to your mortgage business planning.


The Divorce Lending Market is Much Bigger than Simply Marketing to Divorce Attorneys





Become a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)


Open doors to Law Offices and other Divorce Professionals with a solid knowledge base that goes beyond mortgage financing PLUS marketing platforms that include the opportunity to present Continuing Legal Education classes to your target audience!




What is a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)?


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.



Today more than ever, Certified Divorce Lending Professionals (CDLP) are an essential resource for divorcing couples, divorce attorneys and financial planners.


A professional divorce team has a range of team players including the attorney, financial planner, accountant, appraiser, mediator and yes, a divorce lending professional. Every team member has a significant role ensuring the divorcing client is set to succeed post decree. A CDLP is the perfect addition to the professional divorce team.






Build Credibility: CDLP Certification demonstrates a deeper knowledge and commitment to practicing divorce lending.


Differentiate Yourself in the Field:  CDLP Certification enables you to stand out in the industry and communicate your expertise and credibility to your clients and referral partners. Learn to be ahead of the referral by being involved during the divorce process and not a post decree referral.


The Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification program adds so much more to your mortgage practice. The CDLP program not only provides you with the knowledge base required to effectively practice in divorce lending, it provides you with the tools and resources to  build your business as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional.





  • Learn how to become an essential part of the professional divorce team and become involved early in the process rather than as a post-decree referral.
  • Learn how to recognize potential legal and tax implications with regards to mortgage financing in divorce situations.
  • Learn how to identify potential concerns with support/maintenance structures that may conflict with mortgage financing opportunities.
  • Learn how to help implement a strategic divorce settlement agreement while working with the professional divorce team that ensures the best opportunities to secure mortgage financing post divorce.
  • Learn how to work with divorcing couples in a collaborative setting.
  • Learn how to build your practice as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional (CDLP)
  • And So Much More!



How To Become A CDLP


  • Complete the Online Certification Course: An 8-module online, self-study course; or
  • Attend a Live 2 Day Course: An intense 2-day live training.



Membership Levels. You have two options for maintaining your certification and building your business.


  • Basic Membership: Maintains an active certification includes access to course updates and basic marketing materials. Annual Membership is $175 and the 1st year is included in the Certification course.

  • Gold Membership:  This is a great marketing platform to help you build and market your expertise as a Certified Divorce Lending Professional. The marketing platform includes: Personalized Monthly Newsletter; Personalized Marketing Materials; Weekly Social Media Posts; Monthly Coaching Calls/Webinars; Accreditation to present continuing education classes to attorneys and financial planners. The cost of the Gold Membership is $49/month.




Frequently Asked Questions:


What is the difference between the Online Course and the Live Course?


The foundational knowledge base and material covered is the same. The benefit of the live course is the interaction and the Q&A.


How long does the Online Course take?


It truly depends on the individual as the course is self-paced. On average the total time needed to complete the modules and course workbook is 11-12 hours. Please allow an additional 1 1/2 - 2 hours for the certification test.




Online CDLP Certification Course

Self-Paced | Available 24/7


Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification Program - ONLINE Program
  • Program Price: $695.00 
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Live CDLP Certification Workshops

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Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification Program - LIVE PROGRAM
  • Program Price: $785.00 
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What others are saying about the Certified Divorce Lending Professional Certification Program


"If you’re looking to differentiate yourself as a Mortgage Professional, I highly recommend obtaining the CDLP designation.  In addition to learning a tremendous amount, The Divorce Institute provides a wealth of resources to help divorcing couples and divorce professionals.  If you’re truly engaged with your mortgage practice The Divorce Lending Institute is a must!" J. Baktiar, NM


"I love the direction my career has taken with Divorce Lending and the CDLP Certification.  My presentations have been to CPA Firms, Attorneys and CDFA (Certified Divorce Financial Analyst).  I have received a great number of referral thus far and it also has exposed me to a lot of new contacts I would not have ordinarily made." B. Fairbanks, RI


"As the class began, the expectation level was really high. Without a doubt there was going to be questions that challenged the validity of the knowledge that we were just about to be given. There was so much good information given that it surpassed my expectation. The information that I got really does now set me apart from other lenders. I’ve become an asset, and no longer feel like I’m a commodity. This certification comes highly recommended to those who want to be set apart from the competition.”
G. Anduray, AZ



If you are planning on investing in yourself and getting into a different market, don’t hesitate to take the CDLP program.  I have been in the mortgage industry for over 20 years and am always looking for different ways to approach the mortgage market.  This program allows you to use the knowledge you have of the mortgage industry and apply it to people who truly need your help.  People going through divorce need guidance in a time that is very stressful, I want to be that person.  By using this class you get a better understanding of how your investors look at divorce while helping people who truly need it get back on track.   Jody and the CDLP program gives you the bigger picture on divorce financing, tax implications and how to help.    I highly recommend taking the class. B. O'Boyle, IL



  A House Divided: The Clash between Divorce, Real Estate and Mortgage Financing Whether your are a divorce professional or a homeowner going through a divorce, you need to understand the clash between divorce, real estate and mortgage financing. Each chapter tackles a possible issue and then offers a solution so that you can make sure you come out ahead from a planning and execution advantage. Whether you need to sell the marital home, buy a new home or refinance the current mortgage on the marital home, set yourself up for success and avoid making costly mistakes that can cause long lasting harm after the divorce is final. Click for more Information




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