The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) implemented its Electronic Appraisal Delivery (EAD) portal mortgagee onboarding phase registration through the FHA Connection system on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. The FHA is encouraging mortgagees to register as soon as possible to participate in one of seven available onboarding phases. Mortgagee participation in a chosen onboarding phase must be completed on or before the June 27, 2016 mandatory use date. Completion of an early onboarding phase will allow more time for mortgagees to work within the EAD portal to ensure that their systems meet requirements before the mandatory use date. Registration instructions and onboarding phase information are available on the FHA’s EAD portal Mortgagee Onboarding Process web page. Mortgagees should also review FHA’s “Onboarding to the EAD” fact sheet and view the EAD portal pre-recorded, self-paced training resources in preparation for onboarding.