Skip to main content

NRMLA honors six with CRMP designation
Jun 28, 2010

The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) has announced the first class of members who have met all the qualifications and have received their Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP) designations. NMMLA's first round of CRMP designees include:   ►Henrietta Belcher-Stack, reverse mortgage assistant vice president at WSFS Bank ►Clarence “Buck” Harbuck, Gulf Coast area sales manager for Financial Freedom ►Eric Kirschbaum, reverse mortgage manager for Cambridge Senior Capital ►Kenneth Klawans, president of iReverse Home Loans LLC, a subsidiary of Hopkins Federal Savings Bank ►Anissa G. Palmatier, a reverse mortgage consultant with PNC Reverse Mortgage LLC ►Eric Rittmeyer, president, Fidelis Mortgage Each of the designees was required to have a minimum of two-years of experience in the reverse mortgage business and close at least 50 loans; take 12 hours of continuing education courses as well as NRMLA’s three-hour ethics course; pass a background check; and sit through a three-hour exam. The certification is valid for three years, during which time designees must sit for an additional 12 hours of continuing education per year to be re-certified. “We were intent on creating a Certification that is rigid enough to demand the respect of professionals and government officials and the confidence of America’s seniors,” said Peter Bell, NRMLA president. “On behalf of the entire membership, we congratulate our inaugural designees all of whom, have demonstrated a deep understanding of the product and an eagerness to continually pursue additional education.” “Through this process, I discovered a lot of things I wouldn’t otherwise have had the opportunity to learn,” said Palmatier. "What the underlying political reasons were in how they structured the reverse mortgage. What everyone else does in the process from beginning to end. My knowledge is much more comprehensive now which should give my borrowers much more confidence in me.” The CRMP designation was created by an Independent Certification Committee comprising members of NRMLA that will administer the program, while working in concert with Professional Testing, Inc. For three decades, Professional Testing has developed more than 2,500 programs, administered over 1.2 million exams, and maintained licensure and professional certification examination programs for 125 occupations. For more information, visit 
Jun 28, 2010
More from
PHH Mortgage Signs Subservicing Deal With Finance of America Reverse

PHH, a subsidiary of Ocwen Financial, says deal offers opportunity to grow its reverse subservicing portfolio.

May 05, 2023
Judge Approves Liquidation Plan For RMIT

Decision OK'd after one-day delay for reverse mortgage lender to provide additional funding information.

May 01, 2023
MISMO Recruiting For New Reverse Mortgage Group

The development work group will analyze and develop standards for reverse mortgages.

Apr 28, 2023
Objections Raised To RMIT Chapter 11 Liquidation Plan

Lack of funds, plan to cease loan servicing among issues cited.

Apr 24, 2023
PrimeLending Now Offering Reverse Mortgages

Dallas-based lender saw its loan originations fall 46% in 2022 from a year earlier.

Apr 07, 2023
Guild Mortgage Expands Reverse Mortgage Division

Announces plan after acquiring Cherry Creek Mortgage, a top 10 HECM lender.

Mar 20, 2023