Format & Technology Requirements
Online Self-Study. This course must be taken from a desktop or laptop computer. The use of mobile devices or tablets is not permitted.
Continuing Education Requirements
Every MD Mortgage Lender licensee (in any approved status) is required to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved education annually beginning the first year of licensure (the chart below is NOT applicable to the Mortgage Lender licensee). The individual listed as the Qualifying Individual (on the MU1) must satisfy the CE requirement for the MU1 location and the individual listed as the Branch Manager (on the MU3) must satisfy the CE requirements for the MU3 location. Annual CE education must include:
- 3 Hours of Federal Law
- 2 Hours of Ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues)
- 2 Hours of Non-Traditional Mortgage Lending
- 1 Additional Hour of MD-Specific Education (referred to as an elective)
Number of hours is 3/2/2/+ 1 Hour of MD Law = 8
MLOs are advised that to comply with the SAFE Act’s “successive years” rule, they may not take the same CE course two years in a row. MLO’s are advised not to retake pre-licensure education (PE) unless directed to b y a State Regulator. PE education does not count towards meeting annual CE requirements.