Pre-Licensure Education Requirements
New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education. This education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 3 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus 12 hours of undefined education (referred to as electives).
Number of hours is 3/3/2/9/+ 3hrs of NM Law = 20
New Mexico has a requirement for 3 hours of instruction on state-specific law which may be satisfied by either taking a NM comprehensive course or a state-specific elective course. Upon completion of the pre-licensing education, an individual has up to twelve months to submit an application for licensure as a mortgage loan originator. An individual who submits an application after the twelve months have expired will be required to repeat the pre-licensing education requirements.