Why Choose the CDLP® Certification?

The Divorce Lending Association is a trusted and respected organization dedicated to empowering mortgage professionals with the expertise needed to excel in the niche field of divorce lending. With divorce rates on the rise, there has never been a greater demand for professionals who understand the unique financial complexities that come with divorce-related real estate transactions.

By choosing the CDLP® Certification, you are making a strategic investment in your career. Here's why you should consider this program as a strategic business decision:

  • Expert Guidance: Our CDLP® Certification program is designed and delivered by industry experts who have years of practical experience in divorce mortgage planning. You will learn from the best in the business.
  • Specialized Knowledge: Gain in-depth knowledge of divorce-related real estate transactions, including legal considerations, financial implications, and the role of the divorce mortgage planner.
  • Professional Recognition: Achieving CDLP® Certification demonstrates your commitment to excellence and distinguishes you as a qualified divorce lending professional.
  • Business Growth: Unlock new opportunities and expand your client base by offering specialized services to divorce attorneys, couples going through divorce, and other family law professionals.

What You Will Learn

The CDLP® Certification covers a comprehensive range of topics, including:

  • Divorce Principals: Knowledge of various alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods and other divorce principals that directly impact divorce, real property and mortgage financing including your preparation as an Expert Witness under Fed. Rules of Civil Procedure 702. 
  • Divorce Law and Mortgage Lending: Understand the legal aspects of divorce and how they intersect with real estate transactions while providing solutions and strategies to help divorcing clients successfully negotiate stronger outcomes.
  • Financial and Tax Strategies: Gain insights into the financial and legal nuances of divorce-related mortgage transactions while recognizing various IRS tax rules that may directly impact divorcing homeowners needing mortgage financing. Knowledge allows you to better strategize with the divorce team on behalf of your clients.
  • Mortgage Financing Strategies: Learn how to navigate the complexities of mortgage financing during divorce, including issues like equalization payments, QDRO funds, 72(t) distributions, support income, property division, and more.
  • Client Communication and Negotiation Strategies: Develop effective communication strategies to work with divorcing clients, attorneys, and other professionals involved in the process.
  • Marketing and Business Development: Discover how to market your expertise and build a thriving divorce mortgage planning practice with proprietary divorce mortgage planning tools the divorce team specifically asks you for!
  • Ethical Considerations: Gain insights into the ethical responsibilities of a divorce lending specialist.
  • Case Studies and Practical Application. Learn how to apply mortgage options and solutions into real world situations to help divorcing clients and their professional divorce team make more informed decisions regarding their divorce mortgage options.

Your Path to Success

Our CDLP® Certification program is designed to accommodate your busy schedule. You can complete the coursework online, allowing you to learn at your own pace or attend a live in-person workshop. Plus, our supportive community of certified professionals is always ready to help you succeed.

The CDLP® eLearning platform includes 26 video training modules with over 20 hours of instruction and student workbook. 

The CDLP® certification exam consists of 100 multiple choice questions with a passing score of 80. This exam is adminstered online following the completion of the CDLP® course.

Get Started Today

Don't miss out on the opportunity to become a Certified Divorce Lending Professional with the Divorce Lending Association. Take the first step toward advancing your career and serving clients with expertise and compassion.

Join the ranks of professionals who are making a difference in the lives of divorcing couples while building a rewarding career. Enroll in the CDLP® Certification program today and start your journey towards success.