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agentcampus.com offers these mortgage education courses in conjunction with MortgageEducation.com. All the mortgage education courses are approved by the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and will satisfy all the required education hours for your state. Should you have any questions, please contact MortgageEducation.com.

NMLS Provider No. 1400051

Address: 555 West 23rd Street, N10E New York, NY 10011

Customer Support:
(404) 496-4177

Who is required to have this license?

An individual who for compensation or gain or in anticipation of compensation or gain does any of the following:

  • Takes or offers to take a residential mortgage loan application;
  • Assists or offers to assist a buyer in obtaining or applying to obtain a residential mortgage loan by, among other things, advising on loan terms including rates, fees and other costs;
  • Offers or negotiates terms of a residential mortgage loan;
  • Issues or offers to issue a commitment for a residential mortgage loan to a buyer.

Who does not need this license?

  • An individual engaged in purely administrative or clerical tasks on behalf of a loan originator.
  • A person licensed as a real estate broker or sales person.
  • A person solely involved in extensions of credit relating to timeshare plans.
  • An employee of a registrant who acts solely as a loan processor or underwriter and who does not represent to the public, through advertising or other means, that the employee can or will perform any of the activities of a loan originator.
  • A mortgage loan originator licensed under the Ohio Mortgage Loan Act.
  • 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.
  • Any person engaged in the retail sale of manufactured homes, mobile homes, or industrialized units if, in connection with the financing those retail sales, the person does not assist the borrower by providing any of the services included in the definition of loan originator.
  • An individual employed by a nonprofit organization that is recognized as tax exempt and whose primary activity is the construction, remodeling or rehabilitation of homes for use by low income families, provided that the nonprofit organization makes no profit mortgage loans or mortgage loans at zero percent interest to low income families.

Prerequisites for license applications

  • Surety Bond - The applicant or the applicant’s employer must provide a copy of the surety bond issued by a bonding company or insurance company authorized to do business in Ohio. The bond must meet the following criteria:
    • Must be in favor of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions.
    • Must be in the penal sum of one half percent of the aggregate loan amount of residential mortgage loans originated in the immediately preceding calendar year, not to exceed $150,000 ($100,000 if individual loan originator is providing their own bond).
    • Under no circumstances can the bond be less than $50,000 plus an additional penal sum of $10,000 for each branch location.
    • The term of the bond must coincide with the term of registration in Ohio.
    • The name of the principal insured on the bond must match exactly the full legal name of the applicant.
  • Criminal background check – An FBI criminal history background report must be provided and the applicant must meet the following minimum criteria:
    • Never had a mortgage license, registration or comparable authority revoked in any governmental jurisdiction;
    • Never been convicted of or plead guilty to a felony involving fraud, dishonesty, breach of trust, theft or money laundering;
    • Has not been convicted of or plead guilty to any felony during the seven years immediately preceding application; and
    • Has not been convicted of or plead guilty to a misdemeanor involving theft during the seven years immediately preceding application.

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Ohio Mortgage Loan Originator License

SAFE ACT Requirements

  • SAFE MLO Test – All licensees under the OMBA must pass the national component of the SAFE MLO Test by April 30, 2010. Existing licensees under the OMBA that passed the existing Ohio licensing test prior to January 1, 2004 must retake the Ohio licensing test currently offered by PSI prior to April 30, 2010.
  • Criminal Background Check – All licensees must submit fingerprints through NMLS for a criminal background check by December 31, 2010.
  • Credit Report – All licensees must authorize a credit report through NMLS by December 31, 2010.

Ohio Mortgage Education Requirements

  • SAFE Act Prelicense (Required courses – SAFE CORE 8 hours) – All new applicants under both the OMBA and OMLA, on or after January 1, 2010 must have completed 20 hours of NMLS-approved prelicensure education. Applicants under the OMBA must also take an additional four hours of NMLS- and OH DFI-approved prelicensure education. Existing licensees under the OMBA must complete either the existing 24-hour Ohio-approved prelicensure education or a minimum of 20 hours of Ohio-approved continuing education by December 31, 2009. State-approved continuing education courses will no longer be accepted after December 31, 2009.
  • SAFE Act Continuing Education (Required courses – SAFE CORE 7 hours) – All licensees must take eight hours of NMLS-approved continuing education in 2010 in order to renew for 2011, unless PE was completed in 2010. This course should be taken yearly by December 31.
  • Certification (Education) – Currently licensed LOs who have completed at least 20 hours of Ohio state-approved education on or before December 31, 2009 may be eligible to participate in the PE certification process and may not need to take the NMLS-approved prelicensure education. Refer to your state agency for more information.
  • Certification (Test) – Currently licensed LOs who have passed the Ohio mortgage test no later than April 30, 2010 may be eligible to participate in the testing certification process and may not need to take the Ohio component of the SAFE LO Test. Refer to your state agency for more information.

MortgageEducation.com and 360training.com Marketing Questions

What are the different course formats available to the student?

We have four formats: Live Classroom Instruction, Classroom Equivalent Webinars: for Prelicensing and Continuing Education, Online Instructor-Led for Prelicensure, and Self-Study Continuing Education classes

How long is the course good for? For Prelicense? For CE?

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
What is the vendor approval number?

Our NMLS Provider ID: 1400051

What are the course approval numbers?

Consult the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Master Course Catalog for more details.

How can the Live Instructor help while the customer is taking the course? Is it 24/7?

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

What’s the refund policy?

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

How does the online course player work?

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.

What’s the passing score for prelicense and for CE?


Are we going to take care of the live classroom registrations? If yes, please specify how?

A mix of manual and technology-based requests will be done on our end.

Are there any pre-test requirements for prelicensing for each state? If yes, please specify.

Students may take the NMLS State and National Exams in any order they choose, and may take them before or after completing the prelicensing education

Are the printable certificates available upon completion?

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.