Society of Mortgage Professionals launches CPD accreditation mark

by | Sep 19, 2023

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The Chartered Insurance Institute’s (CII) Society of Mortgage Professionals (SMP) has launched a new accreditation mark to assure the quality of CPD activities for mortgage advisers. The CII and PFS have recognised high-quality learning programmes provided by third-party organisations across general insurance and financial services for many years. This new SMP mark recognises CPD hours with a specific focus on mortgage advice, providing formal recognition that a training programme meets the CII’s CPD accreditation standards, as well as demonstrating:

  • Transparency – participants can easily identify the potential value
  • Quality – the training must be delivered to the highest possible standards
  • Professional development – the programme must deliver tangible benefits to our members in relation to their professional development

Mortgage Brain, the mortgage software company who deliver the Mortgage Vision events through their AE3 Media brand, is the first to be awarded the mark for its mortgage adviser roadshow events, which include talks from thought-provoking industry experts and networking opportunities with leading UK mortgage lenders and business partners.

Nicola Mellor, Qualifications Director for the CII, said: “We are very pleased to be able to introduce the new SMP CPD accreditation mark, to sit alongside our existing CII and PFS marks. The SMP mark recognises high quality CPD that has been subjected to a thorough review process, providing real assurance to mortgage advice professionals seeking learning and development. It’s also terrific to highlight Mortgage Brain as the first organisation to reach the SMP bar for use of the new mark, and we encourage other providers to engage with our accreditation process, in an industry-wide effort to raise professional standards.” 

 
 

Iain Cartlidge, Managing Director of AE3 Media, said: “Having the support of the SMP accreditation framework has always been a very important part of our events, to ensure that we are providing valuable, thought provoking content to our adviser delegates who can take the defined learning outcomes and apply practical solutions for their businesses. The new mark demonstrates our continued commitment to professional learning and development and delivering the highest standards across our events portfolio.”

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