Pre-Licensure Education Requirements - Click Here To Purchase
New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 24 hours of NMLS-approved education. This education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 3 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, 12 hours of undefined education (referred to as electives) + 4 hours of NC law.
Number of hours is 3/3/2/12/+ 4hrs of NC law = 24
North Carolina has a requirement for 4 hours of instruction on state-specific law which may be satisfied by either taking a NC comprehensive course or a state-specific elective course. Note: PE must be completed within 3 years of a new or subsequent license application.
Continuing Education Requirements - Click Here To Purchase
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 1 hour of NC-specific education.
Number of hours is 3/2/2/ + 1hr of NC 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.
|Am I required to take Continuing Education this year?|
|If I completed SAFE Act PE in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 or 2014||and I was licensed in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 or 2015||am I required to complete CE in 2015||YES|
|If I completed SAFE Act PE in 2015||and I was approved for an initial license in 2015||am I required to complete CE in 2015||No|
The deadline to complete CE is December 31, 2015. However, MLOs in North Carolina are prohibited from submitting an application to renew their license if they have not completed CE. Since it may take as long as seven (7) days for a course provider to report a course completion into NMLS, MLOs are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last minute to try to complete CE or they may be prevented from submitting for renewal on time.