New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education. This education must include Federal law (3 Hours), Ethics (3 Hours) (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), Non-traditional mortgage lending (2 Hours), Elective (10 Hours) California (DBO) Law (2 Hours) .
California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) has a requirement for 2 hours of instruction on state-specific laws which may be satisfied by either taking a CA-DBO comprehensive course or a state-specific elective course.
The California Bureau of Real Estate does not have a state-specific education requirement and the 20-Hour Mortgage Loan Originator SAFE Comprehensive course may be taken.
To verify your state requirement, click here.
Champions School of Real Estate® has partnered with Learn Mortgage (NMLS ID # 1400214) to offer the online courses for Mortgage Pre-Licensing. - Please Read This First!
This course covers topics required by the SAFE Act: Federal lending legislation (3 hrs), ethics (3 hrs), and nontraditional mortgage products (2 hrs). This course also covers 2 hours of California state-specific laws and regulation, and 10 hours of electives on key concepts, including financial disclosure, privacy protection, consumer I.D. and predatory lending protection laws; government loan programs; the SAFE Act; financial calculations; conventional loans and financing; and the loan process.
This course will provide you with updated information on California law and rules, essential for your development and advancement as a residential mortgage loan originator. Topics covered include Department of Business Oversight Structure and Responsibilities, California Finance Lenders Law, California Code of Regulations, and California Residential Mortgage Lending Act. This course contains activities that allow you to apply concepts and facts that you’re learning to real-life situations. You will be asked to share your analysis and insights with your instructor and your cohorts in your class.
Course Number: 5203
Online Loan Originator pre-licensing courses are instructor led with course modules, discussion forums and exams. Students must actively participate in the course modules through the entire session by completing homework, actively posting in discussion forums and passing a final exam. Each module’s homework must be passed before moving on to the next course module. These courses have specific start and end dates which can only be accessed during the defined dates. Click Here for a 14-Day Sample Class Schedule.
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Students enrolled in prelicensing courses must actively participate in the course throughout the entire session. This is important to understand as it requires you to start on time and also means that you will not be able to finish before the scheduled end date. Students who are unable to start their course within three (3) days after course start will be required to move to another session. For example, if your course starts on August 1st, you must be logged in by August 3rd in order to remain in the current course session. Course completions will be submitted to the NMLS within seven days after the course end date.
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Our NMLS-approved instructor-led courses provide all of the tools to help you successfully complete your online MLO pre-licensing education - and prepare you for your exam.
Each course has a specific start and end date and required activities, including exams that you must complete in order to receive course credit. Please note this course runs through a server on Eastern Standard Time so availability of exams along with course expiration (11:59 p.m. EST) are based on this.
Every module has a required reading assignment that may be read online, downloaded and saved, or printed. You should save/print the reading assignments for ongoing reference after the class ends.
The Course Resources page in the Introduction includes helpful reference documents that can be downloaded, such as instructions for taking tests and posting on discussion threads, answers to reading assignment quizzes, glossary, etc.
Every module—and the Introduction—has a required exam that may be accessed from any page in the module by clicking the Exam button at the top of the screen.
Although you may be able to access a module and its reading assignment, you can’t start a module exam until it is unlocked.
New module exams are unlocked daily throughout the time period of the class session—for example, the Module 3 exam is unlocked on Day 2; the final exam unlocked on Day 11—but you are not required to complete one module each day. You can work at your own pace, but can’t work ahead.
You must achieve a score of 75% on the required exam before the next module is accessible. You may retake the exams as often as you like during the class session.
The course has several required “homework” assignments. Details for these, and other activities, are available from the Assignments page in each module. You must complete the assignments to get credit for the course.
You can click on the Course Calendar to see the specific dates when module exams are unlocked or assignments are due.
You have easy access to your instructor and other students through our discussion forums and other activities.
You must have a unique NMLS ID available before the class ends. It is required to get credit for completing the course. To obtain a NMLS ID, contact the NMLS directly.
You will not have access the course after the class end date. Be sure to save/print the reading assignments for ongoing reference after the class ends.
IMPORTANT: This 20-hr course is applicable for those states that do not require state-specific content and allow prelicensing online. For example, North Carolina does not allow MLO prelicensing online.