Can an FHA-approved Mortgagee act as a sponsored TPO and principal or authorized agent for another FHA-approved Mortgagee?

An FHA-approved Mortgagee may act as a sponsored Third-Party Originator (TPO) in a Sponsor/Sponsored TPO relationship.
Only an FHA-approved Mortgagee with Unconditional Direct Endorsement authority may participate as a principal or authorized agent in a Principal/Authorized Agent relationship.
For additional information see Handbook 4000.1  I.A.5.a.iv and v available at:

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Topic Number: KA-03044