Applications for the October 2020 cohort are now closed.
We have now reached capacity for the October 2020 cohort. We expect the next cohort to be in April 2021 and we are now taking expressions of interest.
To be eligible to study for CertMAP you will need to:
- be an Associate, Affiliate or Non-practising member of the IMA, with membership fees paid up-to-date
- have one year’s current full-time experience in a debt advice role or
- two years’ previous full-time experience in debt advice or
- other relevant experience that we will consider on a case by case basis.
If you need to apply for membership, we recommend that you do this at least one month before the CertMAP application deadline, although in many cases we will be able to process membership applications more quickly. Find out more about membership and benefits.
The course fee for CertMAP is currently £530.
For the October 2020 CertMAP cohort the United Utilities Trust Fund will be providing bursary funding for advisers of clients in the United Utilities area. The bursary will mean that advisers /organisations will only need to contribute £270 toward the cost of study.
Bursary support is also currently available for advisers in the Thames Water region, which reduces the cost to £170 for eligible students. More information about eligibility for these bursaries is included in the CertMAP application form.
The above bursaries are administered by the IMA. Please do not approach the trust funds directly.
The IMA has also allocated a small amount of its own funds to support advisers in exceptional circumstances who are unable to afford the full cost of study. This funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis and priority will be given to those in greatest need. This support is for a maximum of £320, meaning those receiving it pay only £210. To find out more, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.