Idaho: NMLS Continuing Education Requirements & Training

Number of Hours Required

8 Hours (7 hour Federal + 1 hour ID)

State-Specific Requirement

1-Hr ID

Deadline to Complete CE

December 1

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This is the state-specific education requirement for Idaho.

Idaho Requirement Details for Mortgage Loan Originator Continuing Education

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

Continuing Education and License Renewal Date: 12/1 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.

Idaho Continuing Education (CE) FAQS

What are Idaho’s requirements for MLO Continuing Education?

MLOs in Idaho must complete eight hours of NMLS-approved Continuing Education coursework annually to renew their license. The NMLS Continuing Education requirements are broken down into the following sections:

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

Make sure to refer to the NMLS Idaho MLO License Description if you would like more information on these license renewal requirements.

How do I contact Idaho Mortgage Licensing?

If you need further assistance with your mortgage licensing, you’ll have to contact the appropriate agency. In this case, you would reach out to the Idaho Department of Finance using the details below:

You can also visit the NMLS site or contact the NMLS call center directly at 855-665-1123 for additional general inquiries. 

What happens if my NMLS license expires in Idaho?

An expired NMLS license means that the annual renewal requirements were not met on time, leading to an inactive license. You can reactivate your MLO license with a Late CE Course during the 60-day reinstatement period that’s due at the end of February. 

However, a license that remains inactive for a period of five years or more requires you to retake the NMLS test to continue originating. Use our selection of test preparation resources that include Idaho MLO practice tests, flashcards, and an easy-to-use application to ensure you pass with a score of 75% or higher.

What is the deadline to complete CE in Idaho?

The Idaho mortgage license renewal deadline is December 1 of every year. This is an essential component of your MLO license renewal. Make sure to mark down the submission deadlines published by the NMLS on your calendar. If you forget crucial deadlines, you risk bringing your career to a halt. 

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

It’s important not to leave your Idaho MLO Continuing Education courses to the last minute, as most providers will report course completion to the NMLS within seven to ten business days. Fortunately, Diehl Education can submit your results in as little as two days, so that’s one less thing to worry about. 

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

Diehl Education offers  Continuing Education for MLOs in a digestible and convenient format. Whether you prefer to receive your Idaho MLO Continuing Education courses via a live classroom, live stream, or online video, we have multiple ways to deliver the information you need to continue originating mortgages. Plus, our course content is created and updated annually by industry professionals that want to see you succeed. 

Besides providing Idaho CE courses, Diehl Education can also help you obtain an Idaho mortgage license or additional state licenses. See how we can facilitate your Idaho Pre-Licensing Education and ensure you pass the NMLS exam. 

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