We have 4 formats: Live Classroom Instruction, Classroom Equivalent Webinars: for Pre-Licensing and Continuing Education, Online Instructor Led for Pre-Licensure, Self Study Continuing Education classes
- Maine Loan Originator License
agentcampus.com offers these Alabama mortgage education courses in conjunction with MortgageEducation.com. All the mortgage education courses are NMLS-approved and will satisfy all the required education hours for your state. Should you have any questions please feel free to contact MortgageEducation.com.
NMLS Provider No. 1400051
Address: 555 West 23rd Street, N10E New York, NY 10011
Who is required to obtain a mortgage loan originator (MLO) license?
Mortgage loan originators must obtain licenses if they intend to originate loans after December 31, 2010. Maine’s statutory definition of “mortgage loan originator,” which is consistent with definitions in the federal SAFE Act and in the laws of other states, is found in 9-A MRSA §13-102(7):
“Mortgage loan originator” means an individual who for compensation or gain or in the expectation of compensation or gain takes a residential mortgage loan application or offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan.
If you believe you may be exempt from the need to obtain a license, be prepared to provide proof of the applicable exemption. Start by checking with your employer or your national industry association, since Maine regulators will be following guidance from HUD and other federal regulators in their interpretations of the SAFE Act.
Who does not need this license?
Again, consistent with federal law, the following persons are exempt from the mortgage loan originator license requirement:
- Registered mortgage loan originators, when acting for a depository institution; a subsidiary that is owned and controlled by a depository institution and that is regulated by a federal banking agency; or an institution regulated by the federal Farm Credit Administration.
- An individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan with or on behalf of an immediate family member of the individual.
- An individual who offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan secured by a dwelling that serves as the individual’s residence.
- A licensed attorney who negotiates the terms of a residential mortgage loan on behalf of a client as an ancillary matter to the attorney’s representation of the client, unless the attorney is compensated by a lender, a mortgage broker or other mortgage loan originator or by any agent of such lender, mortgage broker or other mortgage loan originator.
- An employee of a nonprofit organization exempt from taxation under the United States Internal Revenue Code, Section 501(c)(3) and engaged in the financing of housing for low-income people under a program designed specifically for that purpose, to the extent exempted by the administrator by rule, advisory ruling or interpretation, after taking into consideration any rule, advisory ruling or interpretation issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- A retail seller of a manufactured home to the extent determined by any rule, advisory ruling or interpretation issued by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development.
- A loan processor or underwriter who does not represent to the public, through advertising or other means of communicating or by providing information, including the use of business cards, stationery, brochures, signs, rate lists or other promotional items, that the individual can or will perform any of the activities of a mortgage loan originator is not required to obtain a mortgage loan originator license.
- An independent contractor may not engage in residential mortgage loan origination activities as a loan processor or underwriter unless that independent contractor obtains and maintains a mortgage loan originator license. Each independent contractor loan processor or underwriter licensed as a mortgage loan originator must have and maintain a valid unique identifier issued by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.
What are the pre-requisites for license applications?
- Surety Bond or Net Worth: The Maine SAFE Act requires mortgage loan originators (MLOs) to meet certain bonding or net worth requirements, but then states that MLOs may, under certain circumstances rely on the bonds posted by, or net worth demonstrated by, their employers. The Bureau of Consumer Credit Protection has issued an Order Governing Interim Procedures that clarifies that for those mortgage loan originators who are employed by (or who are the exclusive agents of) licensed supervised lenders or loan brokers, the surety bonds provided as part of the supervised lender’s or loan broker’s license applications with the State, can serve as appropriate substitutes for individual surety bonds posted as part of the NMLS MLO licensing process. Those MLOs who are not employed by, or the exclusive agents of, a licensed supervised lender or loan broker, can either post an individual surety bond, or can demonstrate net worth of at least $25,000 utilizing a CPA’s audited report, reviewed report or compilation report (personal balance sheet).
- Criminal background check and credit check: In connection with an application for licensing as a mortgage loan originator, an applicant must submit fingerprints and must pass a criminal background check through NMLS.
- Experience: No specific requirement.
- Testing: Mortgage loan originators (MLOs) must pass a National and State Component of the SAFE MLO test by scoring 75% or higher.
- Education: Except for the process permitting Bureau certification of Maine-approved courses completed before October 1, 2010, in order to meet the pre-licensing education requirements a person must complete at least 20 hours of NMLS-approved education, including three hours of instruction in federal law and regulations, three hours of ethics and two hours relating to lending standards for nontraditional mortgages.
SAFE ACT Requirements
- SAFE MLO Test – All new applicants must pass the National and State Component of the SAFE MLO Test.
- Criminal Background Check – All licensees must submit fingerprints through NMLS for a criminal background check.
- Credit Report – All licensees must authorize a credit report through NMLS.
Maine Mortgage Education Requirements
- SAFE Act Pre-License (Required courses – 2 Hrs Ethics, 2 Hrs State Law)
- SAFE Act Continuing Education (Required courses – 1 Hrs Ethics, 1 Hrs State Law) – You can use NMLS hours to satisfy this requirement. If you decide to use NMLS-Approved courses, you must still take the 1 hour of required state approved (our 2 hour course will suffice for this)
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Course purchases are good “forever,” with the only barrier being if we discontinue a course. The course timing expiration varies:
- Classroom – scheduled
- Webinar- 2 to 5 Hours
- Online Instructor Led- 3 to 5 days
Our NMLS Provider ID: 1400051
Consult the NMLS Master Course Catalog for more detail
When the students are in the Webinar based classes, the instructor is there the entire time to answer questions. With the Online Instructor Led, emails go to two instructors, both of whom have general knowledge and are generally available. Responses to activities in the courses occur twice a day. Tech Support – 9:30- 6:30 EST
A request for refund, less a 15% processing fee, will be honored if requested within seven calendar days of purchase date. Additionally, for classroom courses, refund requests must be received no later than seven days prior to the course start date. No refunds will be issued for completed courses
We use “articulate.” we have timed slide progression, interspersed with Knowledge Check, which are short four-question quizzes that require 100% to pass and continue
A mix of manual and technology based requests will be done on our end
Students may take the NMLS State and National Exams in any order they choose, and may take them before or after completing the Pre-Licensing Education
If you are not taking these courses for Continuing Education Credit or State Certifications of any Kind, your Certificates will be available to you to Print from your Final exam box located on your “Welcome Page” instantly upon completion of the Final exam