Indiana DFI: NMLS Pre-Licensing MLO Requirements & Training

Number of Hours Required

State-Specific Ed Required


Best Way To Prepare for the Test

20-Hour Online Interactive Course

IN-DFI Requires 20 hours of NMLS-Approved Pre-Licensing Education and no state-specific courses. 

99.8% Success Rate with Pass Promise

Diehl offers the Pass Promise. If a user completes a simulated exam in Prep2Pass with a 95% or higher score and does not pass the NMLS/SAFE MLO test, they received a full refund for the Test Prep App. To date, 99.8% have passed the NMLS/SAFE MLO test after scoring a 95% or higher in the Prep2Pass Simulated Test.

97% Student Satisfaction Rate

Our most recent survey has listed us as a 97% customer satisfaction rating.

Complete Your Course in As Little As 3, 7, or 10 Days

Get your education requirement knocked out on a custom-paced path fit just for you.

Choose Your 20-Hour Learning Path

Click on one of the buttons below.

Looking for Only State PE?

This state has no state-specific Pre-Licensing Education requirements.


Hours Required By The State: 20 hours (No State-Specific Course Required)

Final Exam Instructions: Each course contains a final exam. A minimum score of 75% is required to pass the final exam and can be taken as many times as needed to pass. This exam is required for education credit, but does not count toward the SAFE Mortgage Loan Originator Test.

NMLS Education Requirement: Diehl Mortgage Training is an NMLS-Approved Training Provider for Pre-Licensing Education #1400133

Seat Time: The state requires that all students spend a minimum amount of seat time engaged in the course content. Our online learning management system tracks engagement by clicking through the course.

Reporting: Upon completion of your course, the NMLS requires course providers to credit-bank your education hours within 7 business days. Diehl banks your hours in as little as 24 hours.

Start and End Date of Course: Your course will close at the end of the 5, 7, or 10-Day period, depending on the path you choose.

Certificates: Upon completion of the course, Diehl Mortgage Training & Compliance will email you a certificate of completion. Please download and hold onto this certificate to show proof of education completion.

Step 1 – Review your checklist

Go to the State Licensing Requirements Page for your state and gather required documentation which may need to be uploaded and sent to the state agency.

All state licensed MLOs and certain individuals as mandated by their state agency are required to pass the National SAFE MLO test, complete pre-licensure education, and submit to a criminal background and credit check prior to submitting an application in NMLS. Review Professional Standards for more details on the Criminal Background Check, Testing, Education, and Credit Report process. 

Step 2 – Coordinate with your company

NMLS is the official system of record so it is important to coordinate use with your employer. If your company is licensed with or registered in a state through NMLS, either of you can complete your first Individual Form (MU4) in NMLS. Whoever creates the first Individual Form (MU4) must pay any associated fees when it is submitted to the state agency. If your company is completing your first Individual Form (MU4), wait for their direction before proceeding. 

Step 3 – Create an account

NOTE: The information used to create the account must be accurate, complete and reflect information found on legal documentation. Inaccurate information may result in one or more duplicate accounts. If duplicate accounts are created, the responsible individual or company is liable for all fees associated with resolving the error.

Navigate to NMLS.

Click the Log Into NMLS button.

Click the Request an Account link.

Select the Individual option.

Review the Quick Guide: Creating an Individual Account for further assistance.

Step 4 – Log into NMLS

If your company created your first Individual Form (MU4), log in with the credentials provided, review your Individual Form (MU4), make any necessary corrections and attest to its accuracy. 

Review the Attestation Quick Guide for further assistance. 

Indiana DFI Pre-Licensing
Education (PE) FAQs

What are Indiana DFI requirements for MLO Pre-Licensing Education?

If you’re interested in becoming an MLO under the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions (DFI), you’ll have to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved Indiana DFI mortgage loan officer training. The Indiana DFI NMLS Pre-Licensing Education (PE) coursework is broken down into the following sections:

  • 3 hours of Federal Law
  • 3 hours of Ethics
  • 2 hours of Non-Traditional Mortgage Lending Training
  • 12 hours of Electives

There are no state-specific PE requirements, so individuals looking to acquire an
additional MLO state license or a new Indiana DFI NMLS license won’t have to complete supplemental education for the state of Indiana.  

How do I get information about Indiana Mortgage Licensing?

If you have questions regarding the PE requirements for your new Indiana DFI MLO license, you can check out the NMLS Indiana MLO License Description for more information on the Indiana DFI agency.


Contact the Indiana Department of Financial Institutions using the details below: 

  • Phone: 317-453-2566
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website:
  • Office: 30 South Meridian Street, Suite 300

Indianapolis, Indiana 46204

How long is the 20-hour Indiana DFI NMLS Pre-Licensing course good for?

According to the Indiana DFI New Application Checklist, your 20-hour Indiana DFI NMLS Pre-Licensing Course is good for three years. However, if you complete your Indiana DFI Pre-Licensing Education and don’t apply for your license within that time frame, you’ll have to retake the course. 


You should consider moving forward with the next step of the checklist as soon as the NMLS receives your course completion records. This way, you’ll be able to ensure you have enough time to submit your application and provide any additional documentation if necessary. At Diehl Education, we can credit-bank your education hours in as little as 48 business hours, so you don’t have to worry about wasting time. 

Is there a deadline to complete PE in Indiana?

Because Indiana DFI PE Courses must be completed before the submission of your application, there’s no deadline. 

While this may be the case prior to the filing of your application, you’ll have to stay on top of any deadlines that could affect the status of your license once you become an MLO. One of the most significant deadlines you don’t want to miss is the Indiana DFI Continuing Education (CE) due date, which is December 31. This is an annual requirement that must be completed to keep your MLO license valid.

How does Diehl help prepare for an Indiana mortgage license?

From NMLS Test Prep Tools to in-depth PE courses, Diehl has all the resources you need to acquire your Indiana mortgage license and become a knowledgeable MLO. Plus, you’ll be able to learn at your own pace with custom courses that can be completed via live stream webinar or an online instructor-led class in three, seven, or ten days. 


We also offer several comprehensive state-specific NMLS Continuing Education Courses to help you meet the Indiana DFI CE requirement annually. 

Scroll to Top