How do I add a Corporate Officer to complete the online annual recertification to renew my company's FHA approval?

The Mortgagee must submit a Change Request to FHA using the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP) to add or remove a Corporate Officer.  The submission must:
  • include a cover letter signed by a Corporate Officer summarizing the business change(s); and
  • submit any required documents as specified in Handbook 4000.1 I.A.3 or as described in the LEAP User Manual.
In order to complete this process, the Corporate Officer must have the Certifying Official authorization in FHA Connection (FHAC). The Mortgagee’s FHAC Application Coordinator must grant this role to the Corporate Officer(s). A Mortgagee can have a maximum of three Corporate Officers with the Certifying Official authorization. 
The application coordinators may assign Certifying Official authorization by completing these steps:
  • sign into the FHA Connection (FHAC);
  • click on "ID Maintenance";
  • click on “FHA Connection ID Administration”;
  • enter the User ID of the corporate officer who will do the annual certification in the "By ID" field;
  • click send;
  • scroll down to "Authorization for Lender Electronic Assessment Portal Applications";
  • check “Certifying Official”; and
  • click "Send."   
The change is effective the next business day.
For LEAP Information, including the LEAP User Manual, please visit the FHA Lenders page, Approvals & Renewal section, at:
Handbook 4000.1 I.A.7 is available at:
The FHA Connection User Guide is 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-05088