In order to prepare for connection with TOTAL, potential AUS Vendors actions will include, but are not limited to:
- Reviewing and understanding the FHA TOTAL Scorecard Developer’s Guide and FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1;
- Drafting and submitting feedback messages to FHA for review;
- Creating a successful connection with TOTAL and submitting test files; and
- Executing the TOTAL Scorecard Vendor Agreement and Certification
The following documents provide additional information regarding the use of the FHA TOTAL Scorecard:
Developer's Guide for Total Scorecard
The Developer's Guide for TOTAL Scorecard provides the necessary information to establish an interface between the FHA's TOTAL Scorecard and an Automated Underwriting System (AUS). This document is primarily used by software developers and staff supporting an AUS.
TOTAL Developer's Guide–SOAP MISMO:
Technical questions regarding the FHA TOTAL Scorecard Developer's Guide may be emailed to email@example.com.
FHA Single Family Housing Policy Handbook 4000.1
Unless otherwise specifically announced, the applicable policies for FHA’s TOTAL Scorecard are contained within Handbook 4000.1, Section II.A.4. Underwriting the Borrower Using the TOTAL Mortgage Scorecard. Handbook 4000.1 is available at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
Questions regarding policies in Handbook 4000.1 may be directed to the FHA Resource Center at 1-800-CALL FHA (1-800-225-5342) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For additional information please visit HUD’s TOTAL Scorecard web page at: