MLOs Not to Take The Same NMLS Approved CE Courses in Successive Years

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(OnlineEd – Portland, OR) Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) cannot complete the same approved continuing education courses in the same or successive years to meet their annual requirements for continuing education credit. “Successive years” as interpreted by the NMLS means two years in a row. The SAFE Act of 2008 requires MLOs to complete 8 hours of NMLS approved CE annually.

The NMLS system for validating CE credits is programmed not to count the same course number twice. To avoid making this mistake, MLOs should make sure their preferred provider is offering courses with different titles than the year prior.

NMLS information about the “Successive Year” rule can be found in the NMLS Resource Center at http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/courseprovider/Documents/Successive%20Years%20Rule.pdf

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About Jeff Sorg

Jeff Sorg holds vocational and post-secondary school instructor licenses in several states and has authored numerous real estate continuing education and pre-licensing courses. Sorg is awarded the International Distance Education Certification Center's CDEi Designation for distance education. Memberships include ARELLO (Association of Real Estate License Law Officials), REEA (Real Estate Educators Association) the National Association of REALTORS®, Oregon Association of REALTORS®, and Portland Metro Association of REALTORS®. Awards and service include REALTOR® Emeritus; Life Member award; 2020, 2021, 2022 Chairperson of the Oregon Real Estate Forms Committee; Oregon REALTORS State Director. More on request.