Texas Loan Originator FAQ

Find the Answers to Your Loan Originator Education Questions

We are here to help! Here is a list of the most frequently asked questions about Texas Loan Originator education. If your questions are not listed below, or if you need additional help, please contact us!

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Loan Originator Pre-Licensing Education Questions

What are the Texas Requirements for Loan Originator?
You must complete the 20-Hour National component as well as the 3-Hour Texas component.
I am a licensed Loan Originator in another state. Do I have to take the 20-Hour National class?
No. If you are an active, licensed Loan Originator in another state, you will just need to complete the 3-hour class before taking the state exam.
What is the application fee?
  • Texas MLO License: $300
  • Recovery Fund: $10
  • License Filing Fee: $30
  • Criminal Background Check: $36.25
  • Sponsorship fee: $25
  • Credit Report Request: $15
What is the exam fee?
The Prometric exam fee is $110.00
I signed up for the online Loan Originator classes. Is there a time limit?
Yes. When you registered online, you selected a time frame. Your courses will need to be completed within that time frame window.

Loan Originator Continuing Education Questions

What is the Texas requirement for Loan Continuing Education?
8-Hour SAFE Comprehensive Mortgage Update. Champions offers this course for $125.00
When do I need to renew my license?
Your license expires every year on December 31st. Renewal courses must be completed, and reported, before that deadline.
I just earned my license this year. Do I still have to renew this year?
If you received your license before October 31st, you will need to renew this year. If you received your licnese November 1st, or later, you do not need to renew this year.
Where do I go to renew my license?
How much is it to renew my license?
As of 3/17/2017, the NMLS renewal fee for Texas licensees is $70.00. The reinstatement fee is $30.00. Licensees will pay an additional annual processing fee, per license, to NMLS (Company-$100, Branch-$20, Individual-$30
Does Champions offer late CE?
Champions typically offers an 8-Hour Loan Late CE option via Learn Mortgage (Hondros), a third-party online education provider. If there is currently a Late CE option available, there will be a separate course listing on our Loan Originator Contuning Education page.