Do I complete two FHA Lender Approval Online Applications to apply for Title I and Title II approval?

An applicant for FHA approval may apply for Title I and Title II approval separately or in the same application. 

The applicant must pay a nonrefundable application fee when submitting an application for approval.  Applicants applying for both Title I and Title II approval, whether simultaneously or separately, will only be assessed a single application fee. 

Lenders wanting to expand their approval authority to include Title I or Title II must submit the request along with supporting documents through the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP).   

Refer to the LEAP User Manual located at: under the LEAP Information link in the Approvals & Renewals section.   

For additional information see Handbook 4000.1 I.A.3.a; I.A.3.b.iv. available at

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-03811