About NADCO Training Programs


Basic Information


NADCO’s Training Program is designed to provide all of the latest information and instruction in all areas of the 504 Loan Program. Courses offered throughout the year cover key areas such as a basic introduction to the 504 Loan, marketing the 504 Loan, business development basics, OCRM standards and regulations, introductory and advanced credit risk analysis, loan closing for the CDC, loan closing for designated attorneys, the a-z of loan packaging, basic and advanced portfolio management and the finer details of liquidation and servicing the 504 Loan. These courses are designed to provide the basic information all the way through advanced levels and regulation updates.

PLEASE NOTE: Every effort is made to present our training courses as scheduled, however, it is sometimes necessary to cancel courses. Should NADCO have to cancel a course, you will be entitled to a full refund of the registration fee or you may apply your registration payment to another course of your choice.

Who Should Attend


Whether you are brand new to the 504 Loan or a seasoned veteran of the program, the NADCO Training Program has something to offer everyone! As a new member to the 504 team, you can get all of the introductory information to get yourself up to speed on the details of the 504 Loan and become much more efficient and accurate in your career. As a seasoned 504er, you will find our more advanced courses right up your alley and a great way to refresh on all of the most recent regulation updates.

Why You Should Attend


With new leadership and new regulations from the Small Business Administration, our industry faces new challenges and opportunities. Credit risk standards are being tightened and policies and processes are changing for the 504 Loan Program. Now is the time to get the training you need to be best in class in your area of expertise, whether it be portfolio or risk management, servicing, closing, business development, packaging, or other critical functions. NADCO’s 504 Loan Program experts deliver the information necessary to help CDCs, their closing counsel and their partner financial institutions develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully deliver.


Frequently Asked Questions


Do I Need to Stay for the Full Course?

Yes, in order to receive full credit for attending the course, you will need to sit through the entire course.


What is the Process for Obtaining CLE Credit?

Attorneys seeking CLE credit for attending this course should contact their state bar association to determine their state bar’s requirements and then complete the application process through their state.

NADCO is pleased to announce that it is a State Bar of California, New York, Florida and Illinois approved provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE). NADCO’s SBA 504 Loan Closing two day training class is approved by the for 13 Total Credit Hours including 1 Hour in Legal Ethics.


How Are Course Materials Distributed?

NOTE: It is vital that you check your online Training page prior to arrival in Clearwater!

Course materials for Training will be posted the week prior to the training session and will be accessible through the NADCO U online training website.

All students enrolled in a course will need login information in order to access the Training Course Materials. If you are not a NADCO member and do not have an account, email mrobertson@nadco.org to obtain one. Once you are logged into the www.nadco.org site, click on the Training Courses drop down from the main menu bar. This will automatically take you to the NADCO U site. Click on My Training to access your In Person Training Courses.

Once the course materials are posted to the training pages, you will receive an email notification with directions to access the materials. They will be posted in the Resources section of each course listed in your My Training tab.

No documents will be provided to you at training. You must download these documents on a laptop or tablet and bring that device to class OR you may print the documents to use during in-person training.

In some cases, a list of course materials may be included in your training. If included, these lists require the attendee to bring certain materials to class.


What Should I Bring?

Please come prepared to learn. Course Materials will be available online for you download prior to arrival onsite. Each instructor will provide you with instructions regarding the materials that you must bring for his or her class.

How you bring these materials with you to class is up to you.
Option 1: Bring a laptop or tablet with all of your materials already downloaded on the device.
Option 2: You can print hard copies of the materials to bring with you. If you are printing hard copies and do not want to carry them on the plane, you can ship them to the hotel and have them there for pick up when you check in.

PLEASE NOTE: NADCO will NOT be providing any hard copies of course materials. We are attempting to be more environmentally responsible and are reducing our paper usage. Should you find yourself without materials during class for any reason, there is a business center available at the hotel for printing.

The documents will remain online in your My Training section for 6 months.