California Mortgage Loan Originator Licensing Information

Welcome to AAA Mortgage Training California PE and CE information page, click the links to get your California MLO PE and CE courses. In order gain licensure, a prospective California Mortgage Loan Originator  completes the CA MLO PE and CE requirements as described by the licensing body of the employer, either through the CA-DBO or CA-DRE as described below.

Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) your course completion record is posted on the NMLS, you pay for the exam and schedule the exam through the NMLS, and after successfully passing your NMLS exam on your first attempt using our extremely comprehensive and effective test preparation program you apply for all licenses and renewals on the NMLS.

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CA-DBO Mortgage Loan Originator Prelicensing Requirements

California DBO (Department of Business Oversight) requires that new state-licensed MLO’s complete 20 hours of NMLS approved education that includes 3 hours of federal law, 3 hours of ethics, 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, 10 hours of undefined elective education plus 2 hours of CA-DB0 state-specific law.

California BRE (Bureau of Real Estate) requires that new state-licensed MLOs complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education meeting the same requirements mentioned above. CA BRE does not have a state-specific education requirement.

California DBO Mortgage Loan Originator Checklist

https://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/slr/PublishedStateDocuments/CA-DOC-MLO-New-Application-Checklist.pdf

CA-DBO MLO Continuing Education Requirements

California DBO: 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), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of CA-DBO specific education (referred to as an elective).

California DRE MLO Prelicensure Education

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), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of undefined (referred to as an elective).

Pre-Licensure Education Requirements New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 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, plus 12 hours of undefined education (referred to as electives). Number of hours is 3/3/2/12 = 20 CA-BRE does not have a requirement for instruction on state-specific law. 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).

CA DRE Continuing Education

Annual CE education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 2 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of undefined (referred to as an elective). Number of hours is 3/2/2/1 = 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.

California Mortgage Loan Originator and Mortgage Company Licensing Agency

Regulator: California Department of Corporations now known as California Department of Business Oversight
Address: Financial Services Division, 1515 K Street, Suite 200 Sacramento CA 95814
Phone: (866) 275-2677
Website: https://dbo.ca.gov/

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