NMLS Continuing
Education (CE)

Renew your NMLS License by completing CE that shows you industry updates while keeping the class engaging and entertaining. Our CE Instructors have over 20+ years of experience and continue to receive high ratings and reviews from students year after year! All of this combined with fast credit-banking and reporting your course completion within 48 business hours!

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Benefits of Continuing Education with Diehl.

The number one complaint about CE, in general, is that it’s boring, not current, and a waste of time. That’s why we create our courses with full video, tons of interactions, and engagements and bring in guest expert interviews to talk about current issues and recent enforcements.

Experience the Diehl difference – Engage, Educate and Entertain through your required courses.

Not all NMLS Continuing Education classes are created equally. Diehl Education offers MLOs tons of benefits like classes that are both engaging and entertaining. Plus, Diehl’s instructors have more than 20 years of experience.

Don’t believe us? Just check out the high ratings and reviews from past students. You can get your coursework completed and reported within just 48 short business hours.

Time - Certified

When you take a continuing education class through Diehl Education, you can be confident that you won’t be in the course for any longer than you have to. Each class is carefully timed to ensure that it meets the necessary 8 hours – without a minute more, provided you stay focused and pay attention, of course.

Updated Industry Content

Continuing Education isn’t useful if it has outdated content. That’s why Diehl Education updates all of its Federal and state-specific Continuing Education course each year. This means you’ll have a totally new Federal CE course each year as well as a new state-specific CE course. So, not only will you get new, engaging information annually, you’ll also be satisfying the SAFE Act’s “Successive Year” rule.

Support Every Step of the Way

At Diehl Education, we work hard to help all MLOs have an amazing Continuing Education course experience. Backed up by rave reviews in surveys and Google, we’re confident that Diehl offers the customer service and help you deserve.

Convenient, Quick Reporting to the NMLS

After you successfully complete your CE course, Diehl reports your completion to the NMLS within 24-48 business hours. That’s actually more than twice as fast as the NMLS requires. In turn, you’ll have peace-of-mind that your coursework is completed and reported by the time the NMLS deadline rolls around.

Course Options

Students can choose live classes, online coursework, and live streaming to complete their CE.

MLO Continuing Education Requirements

To stay up-to-date as a mortgage loan originator, you’ll need to meet the following requirements:
Complete a minimum of 8 hours of NMLS-approved mortgage education annually
The eight hours of NMLS-approved mortgage education is split up into different topics which include the following:

·Three hours detailing Federal law
·Two hours of ethics, which can include fraud, fair lending, and consumer protection issues
·Two hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
·One hour of undefined education (also known as an “elective” hour)
Comply with the SAFE Act’s “Successive Year” rule
To comply with the SAFE Act’s successive year rule, you cannot take the same Continuing Education course two years in a row.

The best way to figure out who needs to take this class is to log in to the NMLS to see your requirements. Your Course Completion Record will show you whether you need to earn your Continuing Education credits.

Mortgage Continuing Education Courses by State

Every state has varying Continuing Education requirements and some state agencies even require MLOs to take classes covering state-specific content. Make sure that you fully review the requirements for the state you’re licensed in. 

To give you an example, New Hampshire simply requires MLOs to finish 8 hours of CE each year and there are no additional state-specific requirements. However, if you’re an MLO in New York, you’ll need 11 hours of CE with 3 hours spent on New York-specific content. 

To see your specific state’s CE requirement, choose your state.

NMLS Continuing Education Deadline for 2023

For 2023, MLOs will have until December 31st to complete their required continuing education coursework. The renewal window for most states falls between November and December each year. It’s important to remember that the year you renew ensures your license is valid through the next year. So when you complete your CE class in 2023 by the deadline, your license will be valid through 2024.

SMART Renewal Deadline: CE reported to NMLS by Friday, December 8, 2023
At-Risk-to-Miss Renewal Deadline: CE reported to NMLS by Friday, December 15, 2023
Guaranteed to Miss Renewal Deadline: CE reported to NMLS on Friday, December 29, 2023

Take The Next Step.

Use the course selector to find your course, or find out what’s required for CE in your state by hovering over the “Continuing Education” tab at the top of the page!

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What our customers say about us

"You are part of my success. Thank you for making this a marking life event for me. Thank you so much, we did it."

Pedro, Licensed MLO

"My students, when they take the course, if they pass the Test Prep Materials, I have almost 100% passing ratio on the State and National exams."

Lisa, Licensing Manager

"When we get through an educational event, and I get positive feedback from our members...quite frankly I've done my job, we've done our job and we've provided ourselves a great opportunity to not only retain those members in the association but to be able to effectively reach out to new members and grow the association."

Al Thorup, IMBA Executive Director

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Pre-Licensing Education

Our pre-licensing education programs ensure you’re up to speed on NMLS requirements while providing helpful tips to prepare you for your exam. Whether you’re new to the industry or are an MLO on track toward licensure, our pre-licensing options can help you meet your professional goals.

Add a License

Expanding your operations to a new state? Learn how Diehl Education can help you complete State PE courses or State-specific Pre-Licensing courses to help you meet additional licensing requirements in all 50 states.

Late CE

Missed your CE deadline for NMLS renewal? Start the renewal process today with our late continuing education options. Learn about licensing requirements, late penalties, and late continuing education options below.

Test Prep

Get ready for your SAFE MLO exam with our Prep2Pass™ test prep tools. From test simulations to digital flashcards, our test prep options provide the foundation you need to enter your exam with confidence. Plus, if you fail the NMLS Test after scoring a 95% on a Prep2Pass™ Simulated Test, we will give you 100% of your money back. See terms and conditions at the bottom of the page.
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