Loan Officer Academy Celebrating 10 Years of Mountain West Financial's EXCLUSIVE Loan Officer Training Program


This Mountain West Financial exclusive seven-week training in an interactive online course developed to learn the stepping stones to starting a career as an MLO (Mortgage Loan Originator). Take advantage of this FREE training opportunity by completing the registration form.

Course Features:

  • Instructor led online course
  • Program is flexible to meet your schedule
  • Access to veteran industry professionals during office hours
  • Weekly activities include training modules, assessments, discussion boards, live coffee chats, and hands-on activities
  • The perfect balance of mortgage and sales training
Space is limited – complete the registration form to reserve your spot today!


A loan officer is a critical part of the American Dream! We get to work directly with homebuyers to guide them through the process of buying or refinancing a home – one of the largest financial decisions a person can make. From qualifying, loan program selection, through funding we have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with our clients, and referral partners. On top of this we get flexible schedules, great compensation, and the ability for exponential growth!

Sound interesting? Complete the registration form reserve your spot!

Hear From Some Of Our Past Graduates!

Upcoming Sessions

Dates Announced Soon!


This is a fun and interactive way to learn about the mortgage industry and the role of a Loan Officer.

Your first step to becoming a Loan Officer starts here! This course will include:

  • The Role of the Loan Officer
  • The Ins and Outs of the Mortgage Industry
  • Prospecting
  • Pre-Qualifying your Borrowers
  • Reviewing Income & Asset Documentation
  • Personal Growth Assessments
  • Home Loan Programs
  • Loan Processing, Underwriting and Closing
  • Marketing Techniques and Personal Branding
  • Building Business Plans and Much, Much More!

Hear From Some Of Our Past Graduates!

The Fine Print: Candidates accepted into this training are not automatically granted employment and will not be compensated during or for completing this course. To be considered for a Loan Officer position, a candidate must obtain a NMLS MLO License. Failure to participate in the course for 1 week will result in candidates being dropped from the course.

The LO Academy is not just a test-prep course, however, we partner with national companies to offer NMLS pre-licensing courses at discounted prices. The LO Academy focuses on real life scenarios and what you need to know to succeed. From application to funding, loan programs, pre-qualifying, and even marketing, the LO Academy will give you the steppingstones you need to succeed!

Past Student Testimonials

Mountain West Financial Loan Academy provides everything you need to know to become a Mortgage Loan Originator. The training instructors Joe, and Angela are great in communicating, answer any questions, and being there for you throughout the entire training program! Each weeks courses give you extensive knowledge regarding regulations, state law requirements, video training, and understanding all mortgage terms. The training also provides you practice pre-qualification calls where you will receive feedback on how well you did. Throughout this entire course your able to ask questions, give feedback on Team group calls, and given hands on pre-qualifying scenarios to help you better understand each process. If you're looking for a career as a Mortgage Loan Originator Mountain West Financial is the best decision you will make. Everyone is there for you every step of the way, and invested in helping you succeed!

Rich D. - 2022 Graduate

It has been a great experience to be part of this course. All the material is very interesting and practical. I am surprised all I have learned! All the instructors involved are very professionals on all their topics and also the supportive staff are always available to help you with any questions. Thank you very much!

Guadalupe N. - 2017 Graduate

I love that LO Academy has brought me up to speed with what is current in the Loan world, paperless, marketing, and the family style support they have. Excited to get started. I've been out of the loan business since the mid 2000's and things have changed for the better!!

Janette S. - 2016 Graduate

I have been in the industry for a little over a year and a half. I feel that, above and beyond the required education to be certified through the NMLS, this class has really prepared me for what is expected within Mountain West Financial as a bank. I think that it was worthwhile and I hope to see workbooks or assignments as we progress with the company as well.

Bill D. - 2015 Graduate

It was a wonderful course, very complete and full of interesting information. Every week I was looking forward for the upcoming modules. Thank you so much for putting together such a unique and valuable academy.

Roberto P. - 2015 Graduate

First off I would like to thank Joe Grunebach, Laura Martel, Angela Pisciotta, and the rest of the Mountain West Staff for making my experience in the Loan Academy an amazing learning experience. I also want to thank you all for taking the time from your daily lives in putting effort in making this academy very educational for all students with alot and even close to little knowledge about the industry. I'm currently a college student and was in the midst of my college semester during the academy and although I wasn't able to finish all of the assignments, or even have the time to fully complete all the modules, I am truly grateful that I was able to not only be apart of the MWF Academy amongst such kind and intelligent people, but that I'm now educated in the industry and know I'm so confident about pursuing my career as a Loan Officer. Again, couldn't be more thankful to the loan academy for introducing me to a glimpse of what can be an amazing career.

Ivan R. - 2022 Graduate

I would like to take a moment to acknowledge and show appreciation for Mountain West Financial and every member of the staff who has formulated, presented, narrated, and demonstrated all aspects of the LO Academy. While there was definitely much work to be completed, the process of managing the weekly workload was greatly influenced by the guidance of Gary Martell in each week's "week in review" and the encouragement to move onward in tackling the current week's module. I have learned and benefited tremendously and I am very appreciative that I was included in this training. I'm looking forward to beginning my career very soon and hope to make everyone at MWF proud of what they, as a collective group, has guided and motivated me with. I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to enroll in this course to do so; You will not regret it!

David B. - 2015 Graduate

Intensive, but fun. Covered a lot of information. All of the videos and instructors were excellent. Great exercises and could have used more, especially the loan scenarios. I would highly recommend this program to anyone interested in becoming a mortgage loan originator.

Gordon B. - 2017 Graduate

The course was very informative. I walked away with a thorough understanding of the job function of a Loan Originator, my team member functions and the impact the job has on the employer and especially the customers.

Jenny D. - 2017 Graduate

I found the LO Academy to be a perfect course to introduce me to the mortgage industry. This course helped me solidify my choice to pursue this career as a MLO and also gave me a very well thought out, structured approach to beginning to understand the landscape of the industry. I look forward to my future in the business and give thanks to the great people at Mountain West for their time and knowledge.

Tim J. - 2017 Graduate

The LO Academy provided me with critical information that I could not obtain anywhere else. I would recommend this course to anyone who is trying to get in to, or especially to get back in to the origination business. Gary and his entire staff truly care about what they do, and they are very selfless about the betterment of others and their industry as a whole. Great experience!

Eric L. - 2015 Graduate

I thought this was a great introduction in learning the basics about a LO. Some of the information was hard to follow since I am new to the industry. Some of the information was intimidating to be honest.... In a good way. It wasn't sugar coated and I felt that it was real. Hearing some of the experiences, the pride, and passion in what they do was very motivating. I was also pleasantly surprised when my check in call came from Gary Martell himself. To hear someone who is successful and busy in the industry taking time to talk to someone like me who is new, just says a lot about MWF. I am very happy that a friend recommended this Academy to me. I appreciated that some of knowledge and information that was provided can be used in any work environment or personal development. I will continue this process and look forward to obtaining a MLO license soon.

Leeann G. 2018 Graduate

MWF's Loan Officer Academy has been such an amazing experience. Every instructor was extremely informative and helpful.

Priscilla C. - 2016 Graduate

If you have any additional questions about the course, please email or give us a call at (855) 282-8795

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