NMLS License Renewals Off to Strong Start

Submitting renewal requests in early December significantly reduces the likelihood of a NMLS license being terminated on January 1, 2016

By Jeff Sorg, OnlineEd Blog

(December 8, 2015) –  The 2016 renewal period for the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) is off to a strong start, with renewal approvals up from last year.  NMLS announced that 64 percent of licenses managed within the NMLS have been submitted for renewal, and 66 percent of those requests have had their licenses approved. At this time last year, 60 percent of licenses had submitted applications and 65 percent of those requests were approved.

So far 16,265 companies, 21,120 branches, and 169,866 individual licenses have had their renewal applications approved.

“Though we have seen an increase in the number of licenses submitted for renewal, compared to this time last year, SRR continues to encourage non-depository entities to submit their annual renewal request as soon as possible to increase the likelihood of having their licenses approved by December 31,” said Sue Clark, Director, Regulatory and Consumer Affairs for the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation and Chair of the NMLS Policy Committee.

Renewal facts, as of December 1, 2015:

6,496 (64 percent) financial institutions have requested renewal;
309,612 (81 percent) federal registrants have renewed;
246,343 (63 percent) state mortgage loan originator (MLO) licenses have requested renewal and 69 percent have been approved;
As a percentage of renewable licenses, the number of MLOs to request renewal is five percentage points higher than in 2014, and the approval rate of those requests has increased by two percentage points; and
84,902 (70 percent) state-licensed MLOs have completed annual continuing education.

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Jeff Sorg

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Jeff Sorg is a co-founder of OnlineEd®, a Web-based vocational school founded in 1997 where he also serves as Corporate Secretary, Chief Operating Officer, and School Director. Sorg holds vocational instructor licenses in Oregon, Washington, California, and Nevada and has authored numerous pre-licensing and continuing education courses. Sorg was awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education in 2008. OnlineEd® provides real estate, mortgage broker, insurance, and contractor pre-license, post-license, continuing education, career enhancement, and professional development and designation courses over the Internet.