Our founders began providing mortgage education and support services to displaced residents as a result of the Atlanta, Georgia expansion of the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. 1000 residents benefited as they transitioned from renters to owners.
Partnered with members of the non-profit mortgage education community to provide a process to transition renters to responsible buyers who were fully prepared for homeownership.
We focused on training and compliance activities and best practices primarily targeted to new entrants in mortgage loan origination and mortgage loan processing. Our school was founded on a real-world career preparation formula coupled with affordable alternatives for students.
We extended our education offerings to include state required pre-license and continuing education courses. The subprime mortgage crisis and new fair lending laws began moving the residential mortgage industry to require a more educated mortgage professional.
The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE Act) was signed into law. It was designed to enhance consumer protections by setting minimum standards for licensing and registration of state licensed mortgage loan originators. Education and testing standards were mandated and Ameritrain was among the first mortgage education providers in the nation to be certified.
Ameritrain introduced our Training, Development and Resource (TDR) methodology to assist students with national and state-specific exam preparation. This learning strategy enables Ameritrain to customize course content to meet individual learning styles within a defined structure allowing for more effective direction of instructional methods focused on key topics, testing techniques and exam strategies.
Launched Ameritrain’s first generation Learning Management System (LMS) platform as a means of facilitating online instructor-led classes and interactive webinar training consistent with our nationally acclaimed live class training.
Ameritrain was a great part of my journey with getting my education. Ms. Carol was very knowledgeable and helpful, I really liked the 2 day classes a lot. Having a notebook and material in front of me was a key. I like to have the tangibility and ability to highlight.
Cousin Carol is the best! She keeps this mandatory training upbeat and enjoyable. I've been going to the live class the last 5 years and wouldn't want to do my CE training any other way. Thanks Cousin Carol!!
Cousin Carol did a great job covering a lot of material in a short amount in keeping you engaged and keeping it upbeat. Definitely help to get me prepared. Passed on my first try!
I took the two day prep class with Cousin Carol and utilized all of the resources provided (binder, virtual flash cards and practice exams). I passed with an 85 on my first attempt. This class is a must for anyone preparing to take the exam. I will use them for CE in the future.
My name is Vincenzina Adrianza. I passed on my first try! I am really grateful about this learning experience with instructor Cousin Carol and Ameritrain. It was truly helpful and effective . Definitely help to get me prepared. The material was great, even though when it was a lot information to cover, the clue was to become able " to tell the story", like Mrs. Cousin Carol advise us. Make me feel so supported and confident. Class and material was great. Instructor Mrs. Carol was excellent! Thanks again!
Words cannot adequately express the quality of service received from Ameritrain. Once you take a CE course taught by "Cousin" Carol you will never consider taking another CE class offered by anyone else. Carol makes an all day class fun! Upon completing the Mortgage CE class, you not only have additional knowledge, but you are excited for the year ahead! Kudos!
I took the MLO class on January 8-9 with Cousin Carol. She was an AMAZING instructor. She gives you little clues to help you retain information that really comes in handy. I passed my exam on the FIRST ATTEMPT with a score of 86%!! Thank you Cousin Carol!!!!
My experience with this education was great. I did the live zoom class and instructor Carol was great. I'm a terrible test taker and I scored 88% on my first attempt. She has a very unique and fun approach to teaching that really helped me to absorb the material. I am super happy and highly recommend this to anyone that is serious about passing to the first attempt!!
Cousin Carol is excellent at what she does. I took the longer 2 day class for the SAFE exam and passed on my first attempt. Thanks, Carol!
Cousin Carol is amazing! She truly cares and prepares you for the exam. Because of her, I passed on the first attempt! You will not be disappointed!
I did my Annual NMLS CE yesterday online with Cousin Carol & it was by far the best experience I've had in 20 years of doing this!
I took the 2 day crash course 20 hour NMLS approved pre-licensing course. Carol was a wonderful teacher. She was very helpful in explaining some of the more confusing parts of the mortgage business and gave fun ways to associate complex and confusing terminologies to make them simple to remember. I highly recommend this course and teacher if you want to pass the test!
Taking the 20 hour pre-licensing course a week ago, I found good support from Marie Ross. She stepped in and handled my questions when I hit a wall a few times. Thank you. Carol Thomas was my cram course instructor. She iced the cake. With energy and care she made sure all 8 of her students were involved in the material. Not an easy accomplishment when you're tasked with covering so much ground in a single day. Her positive approach carried over to me. I walked into the UST exam yesterday with confidence and left with a a good test score. Thank you, Carol.
Strongly recommend Ameritrain Mortgage Institute. Cousin Carol is an excellent instructor. I took an 8 hour cramp course teaching by Instructor Cousin Carol and passed the National Test at my first attempt. The class was very helpful!
Our Cousin Carol knows her stuff! Passed on my first try. The classes on line was well worth it and she made it fun. She explains everything. No MLO left behind! Ha! Thank you Carol!
Cousin Carol! Professional, thorough, keeps you engaged, gives you every insight you need in order to be prepared. Carol is unwavering in her optimism and encouragement to see through the material and on to the test. She even makes sure you get your shout out when you pass! Highly recommend!
I took the test and scored an 86% on the first try. The test took me just over and hour to complete and a majority of questions were part of your courses and the practice tests/flash cards truly helped me to succeed. Thank you to all the instructors and content preparation staff. I REALLY recommend adding the practice tests and flash cards! Put in the time and you will be successful. Regards, Lindsey
Ameritrain is great. Carol is an amazing instructor! They were very prompt and helpful when I had questions.
READ THIS REVIEW!!! I took the 2 day course and Cousin Carol is AMAZING. The way she distributes the information, the energy she has, and the tips on test taking are simply amazing. If you want to pass TAKE THIS CLASS!!! Thank you Cousin Carol.
I am living proof of what persistence, prayer, and excellent educational support can do. Thanks Ameritrain Mortgage Institute and Cousin Carol for providing such an enriching environment of learning.
Cousin Carol, Instructor, did an excellent job teaching the class while keeping us engaged! She knows the material like the back of her hands! She gave great tips to help us recall the information and kept us laughing. It was worth my time and money! I'm not surprised I passed the first time.
The two day 20 hour course was intense, fast and furious but Cousin Carol kept it engaging and enjoyable (for a learning course). She's an excellent instructor and I'll be doing my yearly CE with her for sure. She played a big part in me passing the exam on the first try!
Good information and good format. Instructor was timely
Had a fantastic interactive online experience with Cousin Carol and a great group of people. Thanks Carol for your expertise in the mortgage field and making this a great learning experience for me.
I was fortunate to have "Cousin" Carol as my trainer. She has a clear presentation style and set a good pace for me. Very easy to follow and understand all the concepts. All questions were answered during training and I was left with no problem comprehending notes, highlights, etc. Additional study material was also provided. I paid a little extra for same tests which I believed were helpful by providing me an opportunity to read the questions properly to achieve the right answers. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to pass the first time!
Carol was an outstanding instructor. I would highly recommend her and the Ameritrain team. If you want to get all of the information you need to do your part, and want honesty and lots of suggestions along the way, this would be for you.
Carol always has a way of making learning enjoyable. She was professional but personable. I have been in her class 4 times and have always came away with learning something new and had some laughs. I definitely will take her class again!
Carol is an amazing teacher! I passed the exam on my first attempt, and I owe that to Ameritrain!
Always an amazing and informative class with Carol. She makes it fun and enjoyable and the time flies by. See you next year!!!
Cousin Carol is the best! I tried other online Mortgage CE classes and it was horrible trying to get through them. Cousin Carol is a joy! I gladly opt to take her one day class to knock out the CE required for the year.
My SAFE test class definitely helped prepare me for my NMLS license exam. So thankful for Cousin Carol.
Amazing course and very thorough! Passed the NMLS test the first time! Look forward to future CE classes with Cousin Carol.
Carol and her team always gives us such great information to keep us up to date. They engage us constantly and make it fun. I so appreciate them and participate every year with Ameritrain.
Cousin Carol at Ameritrain does a wonderful job. The curriculum is well planned, easy to follow and she makes the class fun! Ameritrain is a great place to get your licensing classes completed.
I take the GA CE class with Carol every year. She is the best. The one year I tried to do the course by myself as self-paced, I found the material to be monotonous and hard to learn. Carol keeps it fun and interesting and you still learn the material. She has a terrific attitude that spreads through the class as she teaches. She is a master communicator and a woman of great character. I highly recommend her class.
After a Mortgage Banking Career for 22 years, this was my first CE. WOW. What an enjoyable experience. Cousin Carol has an amazing presence and it was joy to learn from her. This was so much better than clicking through online screens. I will be back.
Love the classes by Ameritrain! It’s my annual class! Carol is wonderful, just like she is every year. Thanks Carol for making sure my CE hours are properly recorded and going the extra mile to help with the information on other state CE as well. You are fantastic! See you next year!
Studying for the NMLS exam can be daunting but Cousin Carol kept it light, short, sweet, and to the point. Learning how to study for an exam of this caliber can be overwhelming but she guided me to "stay in my lane." Passed the first time! Thank you, Ameritrain and thank you, Carol!
Thanks to Ameritrain I'm ready to take the state NMLS exam!
Cousin Carol was great! She did an amazing job breaking down the material for me to really understand it as well as making the course fun.
Carol is the best take the class with her, study before and after the class, follow up her method to learn and study and you’ll pass the exam. Also I recommend the Ameritrain test practice.
Excellent MLO course taught by Cousin Carol. I took the live two-day course and passed the exam. Cousin Carol is very knowledgeable and engaging. She provided great mnemonics to help me remember and understand concepts to pass the exam. I have required state-specific education and I immediately signed up to take the course with Cousin Carol & Ameritrain. Thank You!!
Excellent MLO course taught by Cousin Carol. I took the 3 day course because it best fit my schedule and, quite frankly, Ameritrain had the best reviews. The course lived up to its reputation. Cousin Carol is highly knowledgeable! The course materials, especially all of the study guides, helped me to pass the MLO exam today. The Ameritrain staff was very helpful and prompt in responding to my many inquiries. I am going to continue my CE with Ameritrain. Thank you Cousin Carol & the Ameritrain staff.
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