Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA)


Description: In Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) students will learn how to identify activities, disclosures, and specific job responsibilities that are required by the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA), one of the many consumer protection laws that govern financial institutions and mortgage lenders. After an overview of the history of the law, its purpose, and the extent of its coverage, the course identifies the RESPA disclosures required at different stages of the home buying process and the importance of each to the customer/borrower.

The course also identifies activities specifically prohibited under RESPA and discusses the legal requirements concerning escrow accounts. After completing this course, students will be able to protect themselves, their financial services institution, and, most importantly, the consumers they assist in the home buying process. 


Audience: Bank personnel involved in the lending process, including mortgage, consumer and small business lenders, loan processors and loan servicers.


Learning Objectives: After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Discuss key elements of RESPA coverage
  • Identify the disclosures associated with the home buying process
  • Describe RESPA related escrow account procedures