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Quick Start Guide: How to Register


This Quick Start How to Register page provides an overview of key registration facts.

ALL new FHA Connection users must register themselves to receive HUD authorization and a user ID. Your user ID is what you will enter in the User Name field in the dialog box that appears when you sign on to the FHA Connection Home page. Use the Getting Registered table that follows to quickly identify your user type and access your registration form.

MOST organizations new to the FHA Connection must establish Application Coordinator(s) to administer user IDs prior to registering any users. The Getting Registered table also indicates those requirements for your organization.

Quick Start's User Administration (Application Coordinator) page provides detail on the User ID administration process and on how to contact your Application Coordinator. Once you are registered, your Application Coordinator performs password reset, helps resolve Sign on problems, and establishes, adds, reinstates, and/or terminates authorizations to use the FHA Connection and its functions.

Refer to:

the Help icon Help Links Icon that opens Help menu on the registration form (business background, steps for processing, field descriptions)
the Detailed Information Resources table for in-depth, illustrated training and answers to specific questions on the registration process.
Getting Registered
User Type/Registration Form
FHA-approved Lender: processes Single Family or Multifamily FHA-insured loans Standard User Application Coordinator
Service Bureau: processes monthly mortgage insurance premiums for FHA-approved lenders Standard User Application Coordinator
Underwriter Review System (URS) contractor: evaluates underwriters employed by direct endorsement lenders URS Standard User

Select Standard User option
URS Application Coordinator

Select Coordinator option
FHA Subsidiary Ledger (FHASL) business partner: supports HUD financial/internal management processes FHASL Standard User

Select Standard User option
FHASL Application Coordinator

Select Coordinator option
FHA-approved Appraiser: performs property appraisals for FHA cases (if on the FHA Appraiser Roster); and/or participates in HUD's appraiser review process Appraiser Registration
FHA HECM Housing Counselors and Counseling Agency Application Coordinators: participates in HUD's Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) program by offering counseling to perspective HECM borrowers and/or acts as the Application Coordinator for a housing counseling agency that performs HECM counseling Standard User

Select FHA HECM Counselor Roster option
Application Coordinator

Select Coordinator option; if appropriate, also select FHA HECM Counselor Roster option
Auditor/Independent Public Accountant: assists FHA-approved lenders with annual audit. Registration is via a form located on the HUD Secure Systems Web Access (WASS) site. Independent User Registration
CAIVRS user that is a non-FHA-approved lender or non-HUD Federal agency: accesses the CAIVRS Credit Alert System, a delinquent Federal borrowers database, to pre-screen loan applicants' creditworthiness.

Note: FHA-approved lenders should refer to the FHA-approved Lender process (described in the top row of this table).
See CAIVRS Web site for registration and CAIVRS administration procedures for more information
Detailed Information Resources
Subject/Type of Information
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Registration and Sign on
Explains Application Coordinator registration by user type Registering to Use the FHA Connection
Illustrated, detailed training on the registration process FHA Connection Registration Procedures
Title I registration (and other Title I questions and helpline references) Property Improvement/Manufactured Housing; Using the FHA Connection - A Title I Guide (Title I Premiums Branch (800-669-5152 ext. 2832)).