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"Global Visionary Award" Recipient

About Us

Inaugural recipient of the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association's (TRETA) "Jerry Rutledge Global Visionary Award"
Our mission is to provide affordable, high-quality courses, instructional materials, and student services that are easy to access, easy to use and effective in educating students. We offer continuing education for real estate and both pre-licensing and continuing education for mortgage students. We take great pride in offering practical and useful education and the latest information for both new and existing Mortgage and Real Estate professionals.

For over 19 years, Alliance Academy has been dedicated to adapting to the needs of the fast-paced, time-constrained real estate and mortgage professionals by committing to the ongoing development and delivery of courses. Our staff of instructors are true educators with a natural gift for sharing the wealth of information they have gathered in their experience in the Texas Mortgage and Real Estate arena.

We provide courses that prepare students for careers in the areas of real estate and mortgage lending by enabling students to pass state and national licensure exams or to satisfy the student’s personal requirements. This goal is achieved by ensuring that all courses provide clear learning outcomes, student support, detailed instructions, and assessment which lead to course mastery and student success.

In addition to our live and online courses, we have services that few schools provide such as our Market Reports, and Consulting Services.

Alliance Academy has helped thousands of students learn to be successful in the mortgage and real estate industries.  We hope that you choose Alliance Academy as your Texas Professional Education and Compliance Provider.


Jerry Rutledge, DREI, CREI, CMC
President, Author, Instructor

Jerry Rutledge has been involved in education, mortgage finance, and development for more than 40 years. He is a licensed Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (RMLO) under the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). He was a Mortgage Broker licensed by the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (SMLD). Jerry also holds a Real Estate Broker license issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC).

Jerry earned the esteemed “Certified Mortgage Consultant” (CMC) designation from the National Association of Mortgage Brokers (NAMB). He has also been awarded the International Real Estate Educators Association “Distinguished Real Estate Instructor” (DREI) designation and the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association “Certified Real Estate Instructor” (CREI) designation.

Jerry is a recognized national guest speaker on the topics of Mortgage Market Update and Legislation, Compliance, Ethics and Fraud. Jerry serves on the Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers (TAMB) Board of Directors and has served on the Texas Association of Realtors, CID, Board of Governors.

Rachel Cahill (formerly McNamara)
Vice President, Author, Instructor, and Consultant

Rachel joined Alliance Academy in 2004 and is the author and primary instructor of many of the training classes for the school. She also oversees the marketing, website, and Online Course Development.

Rachel is a licensed Residential Mortgage Loan Originator (RMLO) under the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and was previously licensed a Mortgage Broker by the Texas Department of Savings and Mortgage Lending (SMLD). She was the Director of Compliance for a large Texas Mortgage Bank and was the owner of the first professional contract processing firm in Texas. After selling the company, she moved into full time instruction with the school. Rachel also holds a Real Estate Sales Agent license issued by the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC). She has taught mortgage and real estate classes approved by SMLD, NMLS, and TREC for over 15 years and a member of the Texas Real Estate Teachers Association (TRETA).

As the Senior Consultant for Alliance Academy Consulting Services, Rachel brings extensive experience in compliance plan development, implementation, pre-audit compliance inspections, and post-audit resolution. She also provides brokerage efficiency evaluations and loan origination software set-up.

Rachel has served as a guest speaker for organizations around Texas in the areas of compliance, audit preparation, legislative updates, loan efficiency, and loan origination.

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For additional info about courses or compliance consulting, contact support@allianceacademy.org or call (214) 501-8625

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