How do I apply to become an FHA-approved lender?

An applicant seeking FHA approval must submit an online application containing all information and documentation required to demonstrate eligibility for approval as provided in Handbook 4000.1 I.A.

Please refer to the How to Become an FHA-approved lender link in the Approvals and Renewal section on the FHA Lenders web page at: https://www.hud.gov/LENDERS.     Note:  Paper applications are no longer accepted and will be returned if received. 

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.


Topic Number: KA-01300