Executive Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB)

As a senior-level executive with 10+ years of experience, you are a qualified candidate for MBA Education's Executive Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB) designation. The prestigious CMB designation program has been streamlined to allow experienced real estate finance professionals to substitute their real-world knowledge for many of the educational requirements of the Residential or Commercial CMB programs. All CMBs are recognized as members of a select group of influential leaders within the real estate finance industry.

Get Started: In order to obtain an Executive CMB, you must first submit a resume or CV to Amber Lawrence, MBA's Associate Director of Education Operations & Programming.

Candidate Profile

  • Professional with a minimum of ten years experience in the real estate finance industry
  • Senior management level at an MBA member company

Executive CMB Requirements

Experience Level: You must have ten or more years in the real estate finance industry before they can apply for the Executive CMB Program. 

Education Requirement: You must complete MBA Education's CMB prep course, offered online various times throughout the year.

Written Exam: A six-hour exam is conducted by an approved proctor.

Oral Exam: A one-hour exam is conducted by CMB designee panel at locations across the country.

The Executive CMB Process

  1. Enroll & Provide Documentation
    Email Amber Lawrence at alawrence@mba.org with the following information:
    • A copy of your resume or CV and bio
    • CMB Sponsor information
    • Photo of yourself

  2. Prepare & Meet With Your Sponsor 
    Enrolling in the Residential CMB Prep Course is the best way to prepare for the Written and Oral Exam. Review the Written Exam outline with your CMB Sponsor.

  3. Take Your Online Written Exam & the Oral Exam
    Once your CMB Sponsor has confirmed your readiness to take the exam, schedule your online written exam by emailing Amber Lawrence at alawrence@mba.org or calling at 202-557-2766. After you pass your written exam, you participate in a one-hour oral exam.

  4. Graduate & Be Recognized
    Upon your graduation, you will receive your official plaque at the CMB Graduation Ceremony and Reception, held at MBA's Annual Convention & Expo each year. 

Executive CMB Costs

Total cost for the executive CMB program, including all exams, certificates and test materials is $2,500.