GARDEN CITY, N.Y., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Robert Jayne, Vice President of Vanguard Funding LLC, has joined the elite group of mortgage professionals to attain standing as a nationally recognized Certified Reverse Mortgage Professional (CRMP). The National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) has granted Jayne this distinguished certification as he has demonstrated he is confident in his skills, competent in practice, educated, ethical and involved in the advancement of the reverse mortgage industry. Robert Jayne received notification of his official CRMP certification on December 20, 2013. NRMLA serves as the governing body over the certification process of a CRMP with policies and procedures and further, acts as an educational resource as well as a policy advocate for reverse mortgage lenders and related professionals. Earning the CRMP places Jayne in a privileged class that only a handful of mortgage professionals in the United States have; in fact, less than 100 individuals have this certification bestowed upon them to date. It is the most prestigious credential that NRMLA offers. The certification is gained only once the candidate has met certain requirements of experience and knowledge of reverse mortgages nonetheless passing a grueling examination. Through its rigorous credentialing, the CRMP classification gives the mortgage professional the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to a superior level of service to the borrower and their promise to uphold a Code of Ethics and standards. "Combined with the CRMP code of ethics and best business practices, this certification is another layer of assurance that a borrower is conducting business with a recognized expert in the reverse mortgage origination field," said Vanguard Funding LLC President, Brian Ofsie. "We are extremely proud of his certification, continued Ofsie. We practice mandatory product, compliance and service training at Vanguard. All of our mortgage originators continually expand their knowledge base and exercise an exceptional level of service to the borrower, just as Rob does." Vanguard Funding LLC continues to be a leader in the mortgage banking industry and in 2004 became involved with reverse mortgages, which have since become a major part of their business and has had a profoundly positive impact on their borrowers by helping seniors retain a financially healthy lifestyle and stay in their homes.