My Professional Educator LLC
has announced that it has launched a new online training school that offers attorneys, title agents, escrow officer and notaries the ability to earn a Certified Closing Professional credential. The CCP course is a 17-week program, all offered online, and consists of courses taught by an impressive array of mortgage industry and former government insiders.
MPE founder, Wayne Watkinson Esq., who served 10 years as Deputy Attorney General assigned to represent the New Jersey Banking Department and as a regulatory officer with the NJ Banking Department, is presently in private practice as a principal in Offit Kurman, a regional law firm, as part of its regulatory practice group.
“This effort is an attempt to create a much needed educational platform so that closing professionals, who often have diverse skills and training, can gain a common understanding of all the key factors that influence the origination, approval and closing of a mortgage loan,” said Watkinson.
The CCP program’s Executive Director is Kenneth Donohue, former HUD Inspector General who spent decades in Washington, D.C. serving several administrations in regulatory and enforcement capacities.
“It is time that the people who are entrusted with funds, critical legal documents and consumer personal information at a closing have the opportunity to study the many factors that make for a good process,” said Donohue. “This includes knowledge about fraud, ethics, regulatory requirements as well as other areas of knowledge that may affect their ability to function as true professionals.”
The MPE closing professional course faculty includes, among others, Richard Horn, former Senior Counsel & Special Advisor at the CFPB who led the final rulemaking of the TRID rules; Scott Olsen, Executive Director of the Community Home Lenders Association and former aide to the House Financial Services Committee under Rep. Barney Frank during the enactment of the Dodd-Frank legislation; Peter Stevens, former Deputy Commissioner of the Utah Department of Insurance; Tim Anderson, eMortgage expert formerly of DocMagic and now with Old Republic Title; Pamela Michaels, an attorney at a Stewart Title company specializing in 1031 Like Kind Exchanges; Christopher DeLilse, CEO of a national settlement firm; and Robert Volmer, partner in Crosby-Volmer International Communications in Washington, D.C.