Teresa M. Rose, President of Senior Security Funding, a division of Western Ohio Mortgage Corporation, based in Sidney, was recently awarded the Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional designation. This designation makes her part of a small, but growing group of professionals who have demonstrated superior knowledge and competency in the area of reverse mortgages and dedication to upholding the highest ethical and professional standards.
Only 64 individuals nationwide have so far earned the CRMP since the first awards were bestowed by the National
Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association in June 2010. Rose is the first person from Ohio to earn the designation.
“Being one of only a few to have achieved this milestone in the entire United States is a testament to the commitment of reverse mortgages,” says Rose. “The process involved to receive this professional designation was long and arduous and adds to the level of expertise maintained by myself and the company.”
Before someone can apply for the designation and sit for the exam, they must first meet a series of rigorous experiential thresholds that measure time spent in the reverse mortgage industry and number of reverse mortgages personally closed by the applicant. Each applicant must complete a certain amount of continuing education credits as well and pass a background check.
“We congratulate Teresa and admire her for striving to be a part of a group of industry professionals committed to demonstrating their eagerness for continued education and thorough knowledge of the rever