Arizona: NMLS Continuing Education Requirements & Training

Number of Hours Required

8 Hours (7 hour Federal + 1 hour Arizona)

State-Specific Requirement

1-Hr AZ CE

Deadline to Complete CE

December 31

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AZ Continuing Education Course

This is the state-specific education requirement for AZ.

Arizona Requirement Details for Mortgage Loan Originator Continuing Education

Diehl Mortgage Training and Compliance is an NMLS-approved provider for continuing education in Arizona.

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 12/31 annually

Hours Required by The State: 8 hours per year

Diehl Mortgage Training and Compliance Offering: 8 hours

Seat Time: The NMLS  requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online course delivery system manages this requirement for you.

Reporting: Course completions are reported to the NMLS. The state requires schools to report course completions within seven days from the course completion date. Course completions will be reported within this time frame and often within 48-72 business hours. Contact us for rush handling.

Final Exams: Final exams must be passed with at least a 70% and may be taken as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, Diehl Mortgage Training and Compliance will provide students with an electronic Certificate of Completion. Certificates will remain in your account for a minimum of five years, should you need additional copies. Please refer to your license renewal application to determine if you need to submit your Certificate of Completion with your license renewal request. Course completion dates are recorded using Eastern Standard Time. Please note that the date of your Certificate of Completion will reflect this.

Arizona Continuing
Education (CE) FAQs

What are Arizona’s requirements for MLO Continuing Education?

Part of being an MLO is fulfilling your annual Arizona MLO Continuing Education obligations. The NMLS Continuing Education Requirements are 8 hours of Arizona CE Courses consisting of:

  • 3 hours of Federal Law
  • 2 hours of Ethics
  • 2 hours of Non-Traditional Mortgage Lending
  • 1 hour of AZ State Law

The SAFE ACT states that all MLOs who take their Arizona NMLS Continuing Education courses may not take the same courses two years in a row. This is called the “Successive Year” rule. Diehl Education creates new course content each year to ensure our customers can complete their CE in accordance with NMLS regulation.


To learn more about Arizona MLO Continuing Education, please read the NMLS Arizona MLO License Description. If you’re not licensed in Arizona yet, refer to our Arizona Pre-Licensing course page for more information on obtaining your MLO license.

How do I contact Arizona Mortgage Licensing?

For questions about Arizona Mortgage Licensing, see the NMLS Site, the NMLS call center at 855-665-7123 or through the Arizona Department of Financial Institutions at:

Phoenix, AZ 85007

What happens if my NMLS license expires in Arizona?

If your license has been listed as inactive because you failed to meet the deadlines for CE and license renewal application, you must complete a Diehl Late CE Course and renew with any late fees. 

If you do not renew your NMLS license by December 31, your registration will be marked as inactive. You must reactivate your registration in the same way as you would renew your license to make it active again. If you would like to re-enter the mortgage industry, you will need to retake the NMLS exam. It’s a good idea to take MLO test prep with practice tests to ensure that you pass your exam on the first try and can get back into the mortgage industry and originate as quickly as possible.

What is the deadline to complete CE in Arizona?

The deadlines to complete NMLS CE in Arizona are:

  • SMART Renewal Deadline: CE course reported to NMLS by Friday, December 10
  • At-Risk-to-Miss Renewal Deadline: Course reported to NMLS by Friday, December 17
  • Guaranteed to Miss Renewal Deadline: Course reported to NMLS on Friday, December 31

Arizona MLOs may not renew their licenses until they have completed their Arizona MLO Continuing Education. We advise that you do not leave your CE until the last minute because it can take your course provider up to seven days to report your course completion to NMLS. 

How does Diehl help MLOs prepare for mortgage license renewal?

Since 1983, Diehl Education has been training the mortgage industry. Since the advent of the SAFE Act, we’ve been helping MLOs prepare for tests and mortgage license renewal by offering CE courses. Our educators have over 25 years of experience in the mortgage industry and make your CE courses engaging and informative. Not only that, but we provide educational courses for MLOs throughout the United States so that you can add MLO state licenses and do business in more places. 


With course materials that are updated yearly, you’ll never get bored or have to worry about the SAFE ACT’s Successive Year’s rule. 

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