RICHMOND, Va., April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance (USMI), a unit of Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW), today announced that it will offer 24 training classes in April to help mortgage lenders and servicers improve their efficiency and build their business. Genworth USMI also announced that it provided training for 26,564 participants in 2012, helping new and seasoned mortgage industry participants stay current on the mortgage and mortgage insurance industries, market conditions and regulatory environment. Genworth offers the mortgage insurance industry's most extensive slate of training courses, offering more than 60 training topics through classroom training, instructor-led webinars, and videos and recorded webinars that customers can access and complete at their convenience. Among the courses offered this month, participants can learn how to examine loan documentation to detect fraud; analyze appraisals; underwrite a self-employed borrower; and use the automated underwriting systems of the Federal National Mortgage Association and Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation. Other courses available during the year will teach participants how to build their loan origination business, understand credit reports, process HARP II refinances, and use social media to enhance their professional brand. All training courses are offered free of charge to participants. "Our extensive training curriculum provides customers with insight and education on the latest mortgage industry processes and trends to help them produce quality loan portfolios and grow their business," said Danny Williamson, director of sales and customer training for Genworth USMI. Interested parties can download the latest training calendar, read full course descriptions, or register for courses by accessing Genworth USMI's website at http://mortgageinsurance.genworth.com/training. Customers also can contact their Genworth USMI account representative to learn more about training, or contact Genworth USMI's ActionCenter® at 800-444-5664, or Action.Center@genworth.com. About Genworth Financial Genworth Financial, Inc. (NYSE: GNW) is a leading Fortune 500 insurance holding company dedicated to helping people secure their financial lives, families and futures. Genworth has leadership positions in offerings that assist consumers in protecting themselves, investing for the future and planning for retirement -- including life insurance, long term care insurance, financial protection coverages, and independent advisor-based wealth management -- and mortgage insurance that helps consumers achieve home ownership while assisting lenders in managing their risk and capital.