A Mortgagee employee and an Independent Public Accountant (IPA) can access the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP) through FHA Connection (FHAC) by navigating to the LEAP link in the Lender Functions menu.
Mortgagee employees with a valid FHAC User ID (M-ID) must obtain the required authorization from the Mortgagee’s FHAC Application Coordinator to access the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP).
IPAs with a valid Secure System Independent User ID (I-ID) must obtain the required authorization from their clients’ (Mortgagee) FHAC Application Coordinator to access LEAP in order to assist the Mortgagee with its annual audit submission. Once an IPA LEAP role is assigned by the Mortgagee, a Unique IPA Identifier (UII) must be issued for the CPA firm that employs the IPA. This identifies it as a firm that performs audit and/or attestation services for the Mortgagee. To register for a UII, see IPA Registration and Assignment Instructions on the LEAP Information web page at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/SFH_Lenders_LEAP
For additional information on FHAC authorization visit: https://entp.hud.gov/qckstart/qckstrt.cfm