Introducing the CFPB (Dodd-Frank)

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This course covers the development of U.S. mortgage lending through the twentieth century to the present at an introductory level. It explains how mortgage-related federal agencies shaped its present-day environment and led to the development of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The course describes the purpose and details the functions of the CFPB and explains where to locate CFBP publications and resources.

What will I learn?

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Summarize the evolution of the mortgage industry from the 1920s to the present
  • Explain how the creation of mortgage-related federal agencies changed the mortgage lending environment
  • Describe the origin of the CFPB
  • Explain the functions of the CFPB
  • Locate various CFBP publications and resources


During the course the following topics will be covered:

Module 1: History of U.S. Mortgage Lending

  • Timeline: Early Lending to CFPB Inception

Module 2: The Origin and Function of the CFPB

  • Establishment of the CFPB in Law
  • Get to Know the CFPB

Module 3: CFPB Publications

  • Available Publications
  • Interactive Bureau Regulations Page

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Course Length

30 minutes (approximate)

How it works

Each self-paced, self-study course examines a particular topic, allowing students to hone in on a focused set of learning concepts. Each course is designed with learning objectives, comprehensive course materials, learning reinforcement activities that appeal to various learning styles, real world examples, and, where appropriate, video and/or audio recordings of industry experts.

The final exam is completed online with instant grading, and you can download your industry-recognized certificate of completion after you successfully pass the course. While course completion time varies per student, it will take approximately one hour to complete most courses.

Students have 12 months from the registration date to complete the course. Upon successful completion of the course, students can download their industry-recognized certificate of completion and transcript.

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