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Our NMLS-approved District of Columbia mortgage loan originator (MLO) CE courses help you stay licensed and compliant. Our District of Columbia 8-hour mortgage SAFE comprehensive course is designed specifically for District of Columbia mortgage loan officers and is offered as an online, self-paced or audio course. 

8 Hour DC SAFE Comprehensive: Examining Industry Issues in Today's Mortgage Market (OSP)

SKU : 4303DC18000A00

Credit Hours | 8

Category | Comprehensive


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As the mortgage industry continues to evolve, mortgage loan originators must stay abreast of the topics most pertinent to their everyday business. Examining Industry Issues in Today’s Mortgage Market provides a review of relevant issues facing mortgage loan originators today, specifically those outlined by NMLS as required topics for continuing education. Students will examine provisions of the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, and the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, specifically rules for filling out the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure for both a fixed-rate and an adjustable-rate mortgage transaction. In addition, students will take a look at the new Uniform Residential Loan Application and provisions of the law related to money laundering in the mortgage industry. Finally, students will review mortgage laws and regulations specific to the District of Columbia. This online course is NMLS-approved for eight hours of continuing education required for District of Columbia mortgage loan originators, as specified by the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act and District of Columbia law. Annual SAFE Act continuing education requirements for District of Columbia loan originators include three hours of federal law, two hours of ethics, two hours of nontraditional mortgage lending, and one hour of District of Columbia-specific laws and regulations, for a total of eight hours.

1 Hour DC SAFE: A Fresh Look at District of Columbia Mortgage Law (OSP)

SKU : 4303DC18500A00

Credit Hours | 1

Category | Elective


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This mortgage CE online course focuses on the laws and rules that regulate mortgage loan originators doing business in the District of Columbia. In Module 1, students will examine the authority of the Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking, as well as required conduct for mortgage licensees, including the duty of good faith owed to consumers and notification and disclosure requirements. In Module 2, students will review prohibited practices for licensees, as well as provisions of the Home Loan Protection Act. Students will also take a look at disciplinary action which may be taken when a licensee violates the law. This online course satisfies the one-hour District of Columbia-specific continuing education requirement for loan originators, as specified by District of Columbia law.

7 Hour SAFE Core: Compliance Risks You Need to Know 2018 Audio CE

SKU : 4303US18150A00

Credit Hours | 7

Category | Comprehensive


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Sit back and listen to your continuing education! State regulators and the MMC have uncovered topics that pose compliance risks and are mandated to be covered in 2018 CE! Students will focus on compliance issues related to RESPA, TILA and ECOA. Students will then delve into the BSA, identity theft and prohibited telemarketing practices. Students will conclude with a look at nontraditional products. Examples and case studies throughout this mortgage CE audio course provide real-life examples of the topics discussed.

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District of Columbia Mortgage License Requirements

Learn about the District of Columbia mortgage education requirements for mortgage licensing.

In the state of District of Columbia, mortgage loan originators are required to:

  1. Complete a Criminal Background Check (CBC).
  2. Authorize a credit report through the NMLS that demonstrates financial responsibility.
  3. Fulfill all state and federal education requirements as designated by your state agency.
  4. Take and pass the National Component.
  5. Provide an executed copy of the required District of Columbia Clean Hands Certification form.
  6. Sponsorship by a District of Columbia mortgage lender, mortgage broker or mortgage dual authority licensee.
  7. Furnish fingerprints less than ninety (90) days old to the NMLS&R for the completion of a national criminal history background check once notified.

              District of Columbia NMLS Pre-Licensing Education Requirements

              New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education. This includes:

              • 3 hours of federal law
              • 3 hours of ethics
              • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending training
              • 9 hours of electives
              • 3 hours of District of Columbia state-specific education

              District of Columbia Continuing Education Requirements

              State-licensed MLOs are required to complete 8 hours of NMLS-approved mortgage education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). This includes:

              • 3 hours of federal law
              • 2 hours of ethics
              • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
              • 1 hour of District of Columbia state-specific education

              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.

              District of Columbia Mortgage Licensing

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