South Carolina BFI: NMLS Continuing Education Requirements & Training

Number of Hours Required

8 Hours (7 hour Federal + 1 hour SC)

State-Specific Requirement


Deadline to Complete CE

December 31

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This is the state-specific education requirement for SC-BFI.

South Carolina BFI Requirement Details for Mortgage Loan Originator Continuing Education

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

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.

South Carolina BFI Continuing
Education (CE) FAQs

What are South Carolina BFI requirements for MLO Continuing Education?

NMLS Continuing Education Requirements for South Carolina BFI mortgage license renewal are 8 hours of continuing education. The NMLS South Carolina BFI State Licensing Requirements are broken down by category: 

  • Three hours of Federal law
  • Two hours of Ethics, including fraud, fair lending issues, and consumer protection
  • Two hours of Non-traditional mortgage lending
  • One hour of SC-BFI-specific courses
South Carolina BFI Mortgage Licensing Information

Along with NMLS continuing education, South Carolina MLOs must not take the same CE courses two years in a row. 


MLOs are not required to take CE this year if they completed PE and were approved for an initial license this year. MLOs who were licensed before this year must take CE this year. 

How do I contact South Carolina BFI Mortgage Licensing?

You can contact South Carolina BFI Mortgage Licensing through the South Carolina Consumer Finance Division of the Board of Financial Institutions at:

Phone: 802-734-2020

Email: [email protected]


What happens if my NMLS license expires in South Carolina BFI?

If your NMLS license expires in South Carolina BFI, you must apply for reinstatement during the specified period of January 2 and February 28. If you were required to take South Carolina BFI CE courses and did not, you should take them immediately to improve your chances of being reinstated as soon as possible. You can take these courses easily through Diehl Education Late CE, which will submit your completion to NMLS within 48 business hours to improve your chances of reinstatement. 


The best way to keep your license from expiring is to meet all of the South Carolina BFI MLO continuing education requirements designated by your state.

What is the deadline to complete CE in South Carolina BFI?

The final deadline for renewal is December 31, however, MLOs should remember that it can take many days for NMLS information to be updated in the database, so finishing your South Carolina BFI NMLS continuing education on the 31st will not give the database enough time to update, which means you won’t be able to renew your license. 

The recommended deadlines published by NMLS are:

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

It’s best to begin your South Carolina BFI MLO continuing education as soon as possible so that you can ensure you allow enough time for the NMLS database to update with your current information. 

How can Diehl prepare MLO’s for South Carolina BFI mortgage license renewal?

With Diehl’s South Carolina BFI CE, you can rest assured knowing that you’re meeting all of the South Carolina BFI continuing education requirements for your license renewal. We can also help you obtain and maintain additional MLO state licenses. Our South Carolina BFI NMLS continuing education program is updated on a yearly basis so that you can continue to use Diehl every year without worrying about taking the same courses successively.

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