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How to book a CeMAP exam

23 March 2020

A mortgage advice apprentice taking a CeMAP exam in a test centre

The Certificate in Mortgage Advice & Practice (CeMAP) is an entry level qualification approved by the Financial Conduct Authority that serves as a gateway to working as a professional mortgage adviser. It covers seven units split into three modules and can be taken in a number of ways to suit your lifestyle and preferred method of learning. Although you may think that taking on a course such as this could be overwhelming, booking a course, progressing through each stage and taking the relevant exams is actually a relatively straightforward process.

In this blog, we explain what the CeMAP qualification consists of, how you book your exam and where you’re able to take it.

How do I book my CeMAP exam?

During the process of booking a CeMAP course, you will be given all the information you need in regards to the exams involved. In the Level 3 CeMAP, there is a two-hour exam at the end of every module, with each exam containing 100 questions in a multiple choice format. Instructions on how to register for exams will be made available to you before your course starts.

You will also be given the choice between a fast track course that takes place over 10 days in a classroom environment or an e-learning programme that can be done online over a 12-month timeframe.

Where can I take my CeMAP exam?

At the time of applying for your course, you will be able to see the options for where you can take the CeMAP exam. Test centres across the UK facilitate the CeMAP exam, so you won’t be restricted by your current location.

Approved CeMAP test centres available in towns and cities include Blackpool, Bolton, Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Oldham, Preston, Rhyl, Salford, Shrewsbury, Southport, St Helens, Stockport, Stoke and Wigan.

Can you take a CeMAP exam online?

Although you’re given the option to take the CeMAP modules online by conducting the course via e-learning, the exam must be taken in person. As with the fast track option, you will be instructed on where and how to take the necessary CeMAP exams when you apply for the course.

Is CeMAP equivalent to an A level?

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland, qualifications are split into a total of nine categories, starting with entry level qualifications and going up to Level 8 qualifications. Starting at entry level, these parameters range through GCSEs, A level, BTEC professional diploma, Higher National Diploma or foundation degree, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctorate degree.

The Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice is officially registered as a Level 3 qualification, making it equivalent to an A level or college qualification.

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