National Association of Mortgage Underwriters Commercial Training


Commercial Loan Advisor Training

Learn to originate, process, and underwrite commercial and investment real estate loans. Get Certified!



Certified in Commercial Underwriting & Processing (NAMU®-CCUP)

has teamed up with NAMU® to provide new ICS Commercial Loan Advisors and Independent Brokers with an all-inclusive Commercial Loan Advisor Training Program. The program includes a "professional development" training & certification program through NAMU® entitled: Certified in Commercial Underwriting & Processing (NAMU®-CCUP), followed by the ICS Commercial Loan Advisor 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program. The training program includes a total of (12) hours of NAMU®-CCUP instructor-led online training, PDF training manual, a 30-question exam & background check, and the ICS Commercial Loan Advisor 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program.


NAMU®-CCUP Certification Includes (2) Online Webinars:

  • Commercial Underwriting & Processing 101 (6-HOUR WEBINAR)
  • Adv. Commercial Underwriting & Processing (6-HOUR WEBINAR)


Earning a NAMU®-CCUP Certification through NAMU® means you have:

  • Completed 12 Hours of Online Training (Two 6-hour Courses).
  • Passed a 30-Question Online "Proctored" Exam (via Webcam) With 80% or Higher.
  • Passed a Background Check (via a 3rd-party secure online portal).
  • Agree to Maintain the Highest Ethical & Professional Standards.



As soon as you sign-up online you will schedule a 15 minute intro phone meeting with an ICS Team Member. Once completed, ICS will e-mail you links and passwords to access the NAMU®  Instructor-Led Online Webinar & Course Materials, so you can start taking the training IMMEDIATELY.



Commercial Loan Advisors, underwriters, and independent commercial mortgage brokers wishing to learn commercial underwriting & processing, from A to Z. Whether you're unemployed and looking to enter the mortgage underwriting profession, or you're currently working at a bank or lender as an underwriter, this commercial lending underwriting certification program will provide the skills you need to succeed as an effective commercial underwriter or loan processor. Also ideal for underwriting managers looking to train their existing staff on proven commercial lending underwriting principles.



Each instructor has an average of 15+ years of prior mortgage underwriter experience, and is very experienced in mortgage underwriting loans nationwide: FHA, VA, Conventional, Commercial, USDA Rural Housing Loans and more. 



You will need the following: 1) a Computer, 2) Internet (DSL or higher), 3) Computer Speakers and 4) Webcam/Microphone. Please check beforehand to make sure these items are working properly. Note: dial-up internet connection will not work and wireless internet must have a full signal. 



The exam is a timed 1-hour open-book online "proctored" (via WebCam) 30-question exam (multiple choice/true & false). You must get 80% or higher to pass exam. NOTE: You may also re-take the exam up to 3 times with a 2-week "cooling off" period in between each failed exam. If you fail the NAMU®-CCUP exam three times, you must wait 1 year before you can re-register for the NAMU®-CCUP certification -- the 1-year waiting period will start from the date of the third failed exam.



Upon successful completion of each online webinar, you will be emailed a Certificate of Completion. In addition, once you've passed the background check & exam, you will be issued your NAMU®-CCUP certificate as a PDF File. You will then be eligible to join the ICS 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program.


Once NAMU®-CCUP certified, Commercial Loan Advisors wishing to join ICS are enrolled in the ICS Commercial Loan Advisor 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program. The 90 Day ICS Commercial Loan Advisor Marketing Jump Start Program focuses on the core commercial and investment property loan programs offered by ICS, marketing, and sales strategies. Certified Advisors are placed on a Loan Team at ICS and attend a one-hour online webinar each week. The 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program includes a step-by-step guide showing Advisors exactly what to do and what tools and resources to use on a daily basis to be successful originating loans. At the end of the 90 day period, the goal is for every Advisor to have closed a minimum of 2-3 loans. ICS then determines if a long-term position is appropriate based upon performance. 

ICS Commercial Loan Advisor 90 Day Marketing Jump Start Program includes:

  • 90 Day step-by-step development guide.
  • ICS Loan Program Training Guide.
  • Weekly 1-hour webinar every Wednesday at 10am PST for 12 weeks.
  • Assigned to Loan Team at ICS.
  • Team meeting once per week via GoToMeeting.
  • Optional ICS email, web application form, and business cards.


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