Continuing Education Requirements
Every state-licensed MLO (in any approved status) is required to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). Annual CE education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 2 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), and 2 hours of non -traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of HI-specific education (referred to as an elective).
Number of hours is 3/2/2 + 1hr of HI law = 8
MLOs are advised that to comply with the SAFE Act’s “successive years” rule, they may not take the same CE course two years in a row. MLO’s are advised not to retake pre-licensure education (PE) unless directed to by a State Regulator. PE education does not count towards meeting annual CE requirements.
This course must be taken from a desktop or laptop computer. The use of mobile devices or tablets is not permitted by the NMLS.