Georgia: NMLS Continuing Education Requirements & Training

Number of Hours Required

8 Hours (7 hour Federal + 1 hour GA)

State-Specific Requirement

1-Hr GA

Deadline to Complete CE

October 31

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This is the state-specific education requirement for GA.

Georgia Requirement Details for Mortgage Loan Originator Continuing Education

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

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 10/31 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.


Georgia Continuing Education (CE) FAQs

What are Georgia’s requirements for MLO Continuing Education?

MLOs licensed in the state of Georgia are required to complete eight hours of NMLS-approved Continuing Education. These eight hours are broken down into different sections that consist of the following: 

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

Learn more about Georgia CE course requirements by visiting the NMLS Georgia MLO License Description.

How do I contact Georgia Mortgage Licensing?

If you need assistance or have questions regarding Georgia NMLS Continuing Education, you can contact the NMLS call center at (855) 665-1123 or get in touch with the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance directly using the contact information below.

What happens if my NMLS license expires in Georgia?

If your NMLS license expires in Georgia, it won’t be valid until certain conditions are met. For example, if you missed the renewal deadline, you can take a Late 7 hour CE course plus a one-hour Late GA CE course to finish up the renewal process.  However, after a five-year period of inactivity, you’ll have to complete CE courses and retake your NMLS exam, where you’ll have to score 75% or higher. Remember, you have to complete Georgia MLO Continuing Education courses annually to continue your career as a licensed MLO. 

What is the deadline to complete CE in Georgia?

You must complete all NMLS Continuing Education requirements every year by December 1. If you miss this deadline, the state of Georgia may require you to pay a $100 late fee. Plus, you’re not allowed to submit a Georgia mortgage license renewal until your CE course completion records are received by the NMLS. 

Keeping up with your Georgia Mortgage Loan Officer Training and renewal responsibilities is essential to ensure your license remains in good standing.  That said, here are the renewal deadlines set forth by NMLS:

  • SMART Renewal Deadline: December 10
  • At-Risk Deadline: December 17
  • Guaranteed Missed Deadline: December 31

Keep in mind that it can take approximately seven business days for a course provider to send your course completion to the NMLS. It’s a good idea to submit your renewal as early as possible so that you don’t miss the deadline. Try to aim for the SMART Renewal submission date to ensure you can file all of your requirements on time. If you find yourself in a pinch, Diehl Education can forward your course completion to the NMLS in 48 hours.

How does Diehl help MLO’s prepare for mortgage license renewal?

One key component of the MLO renewal process is taking Georgia MLO Continuing Education courses. At Diehl Education, we ensure that you’re equipped with the knowledge to continue originating loans. Our content is updated annually by a team of dedicated mortgage professionals. 

Diehl Education can also help you begin the process to obtain your MLO license, starting with our comprehensive NMLS test prep. With Prep2Pass®, you can take Georgia MLO practice tests that are similar to the real thing. Add a MLO State Licence to your resumé today with Diehl. 

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