Can lenders obtain certification from the TPO that QC was performed for the TPO's FHA-insured loans?

No, this will not satisfy the sponsored third party originator (TPO) quality control (QC) requirement for FHA approved lenders. The lender is responsible for:
• performing QC reviews of its sponsored TPO’s FHA-insured loans, 
• documenting the methodology used to review the loans (including sample selection criteria and who performed the reviews), 
• the results of each review, and 
• any corrective actions taken as a result of review findings 

For additional information see:
Mortgagee Letter 2011-02 at:
Handbook 4000.1, Section V.A.2.b.ii available at:

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Topic Number: KA-03400