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CeRER® Course

The Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER®) is an FCA-approved QCF Level 3 qualification specific to the UK.



The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is responsible for regulating the marketing and sales of equity release products. This includes lifetime mortgages and home reversion plans. If you plan to advise on equity release, you are required to hold an appropriate qualification. Upon completion of the CeRER®, you will meet these regulatory requirements and have developed a thorough knowledge of the equity release environment.

Every element of the course was perfectly organised, planned and delivered to a very high standard.

Who is it for?

For CeMAP® qualified advisers looking to offer more services to their clients and therefore build a long standing professional relationship, the Certificate in Regulated Equity Release (CeRER®) is the perfect qualification to complete. This certificate will give advisers the specialised skillset to provide clients with sound advice when looking to release capital in their property and is a natural progression from the CeMAP® qualification.

In order to enrol with Simply Academy you must also:

  • be aged 17 or over
  • have a good level of English
  • have access to a computer and the internet for the duration of study

Why study with us?

When looking to undertake a training course it is vital to ensure you choose the right training provider. As the largest training provider of mortgage qualifications in the UK, all Simply Academy students have the assurance of studying with a reputable training provider with over 10 years’ experience in the industry. Simply Academy are also the largest corporate training provider for companies such as Royal Bank of Scotland and Santander, confirming the courses that we provide are second to none.

Not only do we specialise in financial sector training, we are also an approved training provider of The London Institute of Banking and Finance, as well as trusted partners of the National Skills Academy for Financial Services and the Financial & Legal Skills Partnership, giving you peace of mind that studying with Simply Academy will give you the very best start to a fulfilling career within the financial sector.

5 reasons to study with Simply Academy

  • We specialise exclusively in financial sector training courses
  • We have successfully trained over 10,000 professionals into the industry
  • We back all our courses with a Pass Assurance Scheme
  • All Simply Academy students are eligible for the NUS Extra card
  • We offer great buy now pay later options to spread the cost of your studies


CeRER® is made up of two mandatory units and two multiple choice tests:

Unit 1 – Fundamentals of Equity Release (FOER)

FOER culminates in a multiple choice objective test with 50 questions.

Unit 2 – Equity Release Solutions (EQRS)

The test for EQRS is an objective test comprising 3 case studies, each consisting of 10 multiple choice questions.

Upon completion of the CeRER® you will confidently understand:

  • the definition of a Home Reversion (HR) plan and alternative options for equity release/capital raising
  • the principles of equity release, the variety of equity release schemes that are available, and the appropriate applications for each type of scheme
  • the types of consumer to whom equity release may be recommended and their requirements from such a scheme
  • the circumstances in which equity release may be appropriate and how your recommendation must be influenced by the consumers’ preferences and financial requirements
  • recommending suitable equity release solutions depending on the different circumstances of each consumer.

Study Options

CeRER® Fast Track

Expert tutors and a classroom environment

If you learn best when in the classroom, the CeRER® Fast Track is a great option for you. Our workshops are taught by highly experienced tutors, covering the whole syllabus as well as examination technique.

Tests taken following these classes prove to have excellent pass rates.

For more details including tuition fees please download our CeRER® Fact Sheet

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Important Notice:
In order to begin the CeRER® course, you must hold a Certificate in Mortgage Advice and Practice (CeMAP®) or equivalent mortgage advice qualification.


Course Bundle Deals – Save £££’s
Book CeRER + CMAcert at the same time to receive £100 discount (Use promo code CERER100)

Thanks for your interest in our CeMAP® Course.

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CeRER Factsheet

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