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Mortgage Leadership Program (MLP)
is dedicated to growing influential leaders through networking, industry knowledge
and growth, community service and CMLA involvement.


"My experience with the Colorado Mortgage Lenders Association’s Mortgage Leadership Program was one of the most encouraging experiences of my career. When I describe this program to others, I use the term “mini-masters in mortgages” because this is a program that strives to give participants an eight-month education in multiple aspects of the mortgage industry: origination, compliance, underwriting, and even secondary markets. It is a great opportunity for individuals to be cross-trained in other facets of the industry, all the while creating valuable business partnerships and lasting friendships. No matter your role in the industry, from beginner mortgage loan originator/processor to seasoned operations manager, this program will be a huge benefit to your career path!"

Mathew Schulz, CML
President, Firelight Mortgage Consultants


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Participants in the Mortgage Leadership Program...
  • Gain insight into the mortgage lending community
  • Involvement in a community service project
  • Curriculum includes industry history, legislative process, compliance, and mortgage company analysis
CMLA Involvement
  • Become actively involved with one of CMLA's leadership committees
  • Work within teams comprised of a variety of industry professionals creating valuable business and personal relationships
  • Applicant must be an employee of a CMLA Member Company.

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  • The applicant must have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the mortgage lending industry.
  • The applicant is required to complete the Certified Mortgage Lender (CML) Designation requirements before finishing the Mortgage Leadership Program (MLP).
  • The applicant must obtain a written recommendation from their Company President, CEO, Branch Manager or current/past member of the CMLA Board of Directors.
  • Applicants will be required to attend CMLA’s annual Convention for the class graduation.

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2018 MLP Application Deadlines

Early Bird Application Deadline: November 30, 2017
Final Application Deadline EXTENDED:
January 19, 2018
Class Start: January 31, 2018


Fee Includes:

  • EARLY BIRD Applicants: Denver Holiday Party registration
  • Course Materials and Meetings
  • CMLA’s Capitol Day Event
  • Registration Fee for Denver Luncheon in May
  • Registration Fee for CMLA’s Annual Convention
    (Applies to the year you participate in the MLP class)

Refund Policy: Once the applicant is accepted to the program, refunds will not be available.