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- Pennsylvania Loan Originator License
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NMLS Provider No. 1400051
Address: 555 West 23rd Street, N10E New York, NY 10011
Who is required to have this license?
The Pennsylvania Mortgage Licensing Act (MLA) defines “mortgage originator” as “an individual who takes a mortgage loan application or offers or negotiates terms of a mortgage loan for compensation or gain.” The term “mortgage originator” does not include an individual who engages solely in loan processing or underwriting if the person is an employee of a company licensed mortgage business or a person/company exempt from licensure who does not represent to the public that they originate mortgage loans. In addition, the term does not include an individual or entity solely involved in offering or making extensions of credit relating to timeshare plans. Lastly, it does not include an employee of a mortgage company who solely renegotiates an existing mortgage loan held or serviced by his or her employer unless determined otherwise by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (“HUD”) or a court of competent jurisdiction.
Examples of individuals who require a mortgage originator license if conducting mortgage originator activities in the Commonwealth or if the mortgage loan originated is secured by a Pennsylvania dwelling or residential real property:
- partners in, equitable owners of 10% or more, or directors of, licensed mortgage businesses who originate mortgage loans
- individuals originating mortgage loans secured by manufactured or mobile homes and individuals originating residential construction loans
- mortgage originators who are employees of affiliates of banking institutions or credit unions
- agents (not employees) who originate mortgage loans for banking institutions or credit unions
- any individual who originated less than 3 mortgage loans in a calendar year
- mortgage originators employed by an agency of the federal government or a corporation created by an act of the United States Congress (e.g. Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, FHA, VA, or FHLM )
- mortgage originators employed by an agency of a state or local government, including the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency or other government finance agencies
- mortgage originators of nonprofit corporations that are engaged or hold themselves out to the public as engaged in the mortgage loan business
- independent loan processors or underwriters who conduct mortgage origination activities
- any individual who re-negotiates an existing mortgage loan not held or serviced by his or her employer, including so-called mortgage loan modification businesses
A mortgage originator shall be an employee of a single mortgage broker, mortgage lender, or mortgage loan correspondent who is licensed by this Department, or a business exempted or partially exempted from the MLA. A mortgage business shall directly supervise, control, and maintain responsibility for the acts and omissions of the mortgage originator. A mortgage originator shall be assigned to and work out of a licensed location of the employer license.
Who does not need this license?
Examples are provided below of business entities that are partially exempt from licensure but must either maintain bond coverage for its licensed mortgage originators and file an annual report with the Department through the NMLS or demonstrate, in a form acceptable to the department, that all mortgage originators employed by the entity have obtained and maintained surety bond coverage:
- agencies of the federal government or a corporation created by an act of the United States Congress (e.g. Fannie Mae, Ginnie Mae, FHA, VA, or FHLM )
- agencies of state or local government including PHFA or other government finance agencies
- affiliates of banking institutions or state and federally chartered credit unions (must provide bond coverage for mortgage originators).
- subsidiaries of credit unions; however, their employed mortgage originators must register (not license) through NMLS according to regulations to be issued by federal regulatory agencies consumer discount companies
- nonprofit corporations that are not otherwise engaged in, or hold themselves out to the public as engaged in, the mortgage loan business to promote home ownership or improvements for the disadvantaged
- nonprofit corporations that are not otherwise engaged in, or hold themselves out to the public as engaged in, the mortgage loan business who do not make more than 12 mortgage loans in a calendar year with its own funds and make mortgage loans to promote and advance the cultural traditions and lifestyles of bona fide religious organizations
Examples follow of entities that are completely exempt from the MLA’s mortgage licensing requirement, including the requirement of licensing their mortgage originators:
- attorneys at law who do not hold themselves out to the public as engaging in the mortgage loan business and who are not compensated by a company or individual in the mortgage business
- a person who makes, offers, or negotiates terms of a mortgage loan with, or on behalf of, a member of the person’s immediate family
- banking institutions and their subsidiaries, and credit unions; however, their employed mortgage originators must register (not license) through NMLS according to regulations to be issued by federal regulatory agencies
- registered mortgage loan originators who are employees of banking institutions, credit unions or their subsidiaries
- loan processors and underwriters performing clerical or supportive functions if employed by a mortgage licensee or entity exempt from licensure
- employees of a mortgage business who only re-negotiate existing mortgage loans held or serviced by his or her employer unless determined otherwise by HUD or a court of competent jurisdiction
- an individual or entity solely involved in offering to make or negotiating extensions of credit relating to timeshare plans
Pre-requisites for license applications
- Criminal background check (federal and State)
- Authorization for Credit Check to determine the financial responsibility, character, and general fitness of an individual licensee.
- Pre-Licensing Education of at least 20 hours that shall include three hours of federal law and regulations; three hours of ethics (that shall include instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), and two hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage product marketplace. Pre-licensing education courses shall be approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.
- Testing. An applicant for licensure as a mortgage loan originator shall pass, in accordance with the standards established by Pennsylvania Revised Statutes Chapter 454F, a qualified written national and Pennsylvania state test developed by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and administered by a test provider approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System. The test will include the following subject areas: (1) ethics; (2) federal law and regulations pertaining to mortgage origination; (3) State law pertaining to mortgage origination; and (4) federal and State law, rules and regulations, including instruction on fraud, consumer protection, the nontraditional mortgage marketplace, and fair lending issues.
What are the pre-requisites for license applications?
- Criminal background check
- Credit check
- Tax Certification
- Education and Testing: Pre-licensing education and testing is required for all licensed mortgage originators. Pre-licensing education courses and tests will be reviewed and approved by the NMLS and only NMLS approved course providers and testers will be accepted. Approved course providers and testers will be published on the NMLS website.
The 20 hours of pre-licensing education requirement for licensed mortgage originators have a national element and a Pennsylvania-specific element. Pre-education courses must contain the below subject areas:
- 3 hours of federal law and regulation
- 3 hours of ethics, consumer protection and fair lending
- 2 hours of lending standards for the non-traditional mortgage marketplace
- 3 hours of Pennsylvania law and regulations
- 9 hours of elective courses related to the mortgage industry
The pre-education testing requirement will be administered by a NMLS approved test provider and the test will measure the applicant’s knowledge and comprehension in the subject areas of ethics and state/federal mortgage laws and regulations. The pre-licensing education test is separated into a national and Pennsylvania-specific component. Applicants and licensees must attain a test score of at least 75% correct answers for questions in each of the test components.
SAFE ACT Requirements
- SAFE MLO Test – All licensees must pass the National and State Components of the SAFE MLO Test by 4/30/2010.
- Criminal Background Check – All licensees must submit fingerprints through NMLS for a criminal background check by 12/31/2010.
- Credit Report – All licensees must authorize a credit report through NMLS by 12/31/2010.
Pennsylvania Mortgage Education Requirements
- SAFE Act Pre-License (Required courses – SAFE CORE 8 hours) – All new applicants on or after 9/1/2009 must have completed 20 hours of NMLS approved pre-licensure education, including 3 hours of PA specific. Existing licensees as of 8/30/2009 must complete 20 hours of NMLS approved pre-licensure education by 12/31/2009.
- SAFE Act Continuing Education (Required courses – SAFE CORE 7 hours) – All licensees must take 8 hours of NMLS approved continuing education, including 1 hour of PA specific, in 2010 in order to renew for 2011, unless PE was completed in 2010. This course should be taken Yearly by 12/31.
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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