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[Standard] 20 Hour SAFE Comprehensive with Massachusetts DOB Elective

Massachusetts Pre-License 23 Hours Online Course Bundle

Become a licensed MLO under the Massachusetts DOB. Includes both national and DOB state-specific requirement.

This MLO license package contains two classes required to become a licensed mortgage loan originator under the Massachusetts Division of Banks.
$245.00
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Included Standard:

Online Materials Includes Video Online Audio Live Class Webinar State Component Printable Certificate PDF & EPUB eBook Practice Tests Test Simulator

Online Materials

All learning is online. Start immediately after registration.

Includes Video

Video segments highlight important points

Online Audio

Read-along audio plays the course text back to you.

Live Class Webinar

Participate in an online session with a live instructor.

State Component

Includes the online self-study course necessary for a MA-DOB state license.

Printable Certificate

Download and print your own certificate.

PDF & EPUB eBook

Includes PDF/EPUB eBook of all reading material for your tablet or Kindle.

Practice Tests

Large bank of test questions familiarize you with licensing exam topics.

Test Simulator

Practice tests simulate a real licensing exam and help you mentally prepare.

This package contains two courses required for individuals who want to become licensed mortgage loan originators under the regulation of the Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB). Students are required to take a standard national study component and a DOB-specific 3-hour course.

  • 20 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: Mortgage Loan Originator Prelicensure Course (NMLS ID 6121) - This course starts by teaching you the basics about what a mortgage loan is, goes into the federal laws and ethical practices that you will be expected to comply with, covers how to get a mortgage loan originator's license via the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS), and explains several nontraditional mortgage loans you may not be familiar with. We'll also show the step-by-step process to filling out a mortgage application, making note of factors that potentially could become issues with your customer's loan, and then walk through the loan underwriting process to loan closing.

  • 3 Hour MA SAFE: Massachusetts Mortgage Lending Laws (NMLS ID 12105) - This 3-hour course covers Massachusetts specific rules and regulations, and is required as part of the 20 hours of prelicensure education needed to become a Massachusetts mortgage loan originator.

Please see the course details below to download a copy of each courses' syllabus.

The 20-hour MLO prelicense course is presented in an online instructor-led format. The course is made of online reading materials and activities, along with scheduled instructor sessions that will be available for each of the four days the course takes place. The instructor sessions are provided through a webinar software and a dial-in audio telephone number. You can use the instructor session to ask questions about the course content.

The 3-hour MA course is presented in an online self-study format over the internet. You will take this course online by completing reading activities, watching videos, and passing quizzes. The final exam for the course will be accessible after you complete the mandated 3 credit hours of study time.

Bonus: Mortgage Loan Originator Prelicense Exam Prep

Included in this bundle is a supplemental online study guide to help you retain the information covered during the instructor-lead 20-hour prelicense course. Each segment from the prelicensure course has a corresponding chapter in the exam prep guide, containing additional test questions to help you remember the segment topics. At the end of the study guide is an exam based on the same requirements as the actual licensing exam: 125 questions in 190 minutes with a minimum 75% passing score. The exam prep module does not contain any state-specific material.

The exam prep study guide does not have to be completed to pass the MLO education requirement, but may be useful for preparing to take the NMLS mortgage loan originator licensing exam.

Summary

Price: $245.00 (USD)
+ $34.50 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Credit Hours: 23
Category: Mortgage > License Training > Massachusetts
Purpose: Become a licensed MLO under the Massachusetts DOB. Includes both national and DOB state-specific requirement.
Features: Online Materials, Online Video, Online Audio, Live Class Webinar, State Component, Printable Certificate, PDF eBook, Practice Tests, Test Simulator

Courses Provided By:

OnlineEd
7405 SW Beveland Rd,
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 670-9278
mail@onlineed.com

Courses Included:

Sessions Available:

September 28- October 1

  • September 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • September 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 1, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

October 5- October 8

  • October 5, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 6, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 8, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

October 12- October 15

  • October 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

October 19- October 22

  • October 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
  • October 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

Terms of Service:

Purchase of this package requires that you read and acknowledge a Terms of Service agreement before receiving credit for any courses contained in this package. Please review the following:


Courses Included In This Package:

3 Hour MA SAFE: Massachusetts Mortgage Lending Laws

NMLS Course ID: 12105

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 3

Category: PE Elective

View Course Syllabus

​​​​​​​This course is designed to prepare candidates to take the exam to become a state-licensed mortgage loan originator in Massachusetts under the Massachusetts Division of Banks (DOB). This 3-hour course covers Massachusetts specific rules and regulations, and is required as part of the 20 hours of prelicense education needed to become a Massachusetts-licensed mortgage loan originator.

Topics and Learning Objectives

This course consists of five modules and a final exam:

  1. The Licensing of Mortgage Loan Originators, Brokers, and Lenders
  2. License Requirements and Regulations 
  3. Late Payment Limits and High-Cost Mortgage Fee Regulations 
  4. Licensee Conduct and Examinations 
  5. Licensee Fair Lending Evaluations, and the Community Reinvestment Act 
  6. Final Exam

Total study time: 3 clock hours 

Module 1: The Licensing of Mortgage Loan Originators, Brokers, and Lenders

The Division of Banks must first authorize a person the appropriate license before they can participate in mortgage loan origination activities. This chapter explains the DOB requirements for obtaining a mortgage loan originator license, a mortgage broker license, and a mortgage lender license. We'll also cover the annual responsibilities for maintaining the authority granted by the DOB.

Module 2: License Requirements and Regulations 

Now that a license has been granted, a licensee has many recordkeeping requirements to comply with to ensure that they meet the minimum requirements for licensure. In this chapter, we'll cover how to properly maintain books and records, manage client funds accounts, and publish clear advertisements. After that, we'll go over reverse mortgage regulations that are specific to Massachusetts, and the importance of ensuring a mortgage refinance is in the borrower's best interests.

Module 3: Late Payment Limits and High-Cost Mortgage Fee Regulations 

Mortgage regulations also protect borrowers from excessive fees. This chapter outlines the limitations on charging borrowers penalties for submitting late payments. We'll also cover fee restrictions and disclosure requirements when working with a high-cost mortgage loan.

Module 4: Licensee Conduct and Examinations 

Improper licensee conduct can result in lost of DOB authorization. We'll now go through various prohibited acts and practices that may result in loss of license. We'll also explain how the state attorney general and DOB Commissioner can bring actions against licensees, including fines, license suspension, and revocation.

Module 5: Licensee Fair Lending Evaluations, and the Community Reinvestment Act 

In this last chapter we'll outline how the DOB reviews a mortgage lender's records to ensure that the lending requirements of the community are being met in a fair and undiscriminatory way.  This review includes a Mortgage Lender Community Investment (MLCI) evaluation. We will identify the steps of a MLCI exam and the possible ratings that a lender can be assigned after the DOB's completion of the lending records.

NMLS ID Required

You must have an NMLS ID to receive credit for this course. You will need this number before you begin the course.

If you already have an NMLS ID, but don't remember what it is:

  • Login into NMLS,
  • Click on the Composite View tab, then
  • Click View Individual on the sub-header row.
  • The number that appears in parentheses after your name is your NMLS ID number.

If you do not have an NMLS ID and need to obtain one, use the instructions available in the NMLS Resource Center

This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.

20 Hour SAFE Comprehensive - Mortgage Loan Originator Pre-Licensure Education Course

NMLS Course ID: 6121

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 20

View Course Syllabus

This 20-hour course will teach you the various aspects of the mortgage lending industry such as loan finance documents, the laws that must be followed, the importance of ethical conduct, how to watch out for fraud and other nefarious acts, how to complete a loan application and the process for loan approval, and various different loan programs that are available to consumers.

Some states require state-specific prelicense education in addition to the standard course. Please check with your state regulatory agency, the NMLS, or contact us to verify if the jurisdiction you are becoming licensed under requires additional state-specific training.

Course Content

This course is divided into two components:

  1. Twelve (12) chapters of online reading material and online testing
  2. Four (4) days of instructor-led 1-hour live webinars

The online reading modules in this course are:

  • Segment 1: The Mortgage Lending Industry
  • Segment 2: Basic Loan Finance Documents
  • Segment 3: Financing Terminology
  • Segment 4: The SAFE Act
  • Segment 5: Federal Laws Governing Mortgage Practice
  • Segment 6: Ethics and Consumer Protection
  • Segment 7: Fraud and Money Laundering
  • Segment 8: The Mortgage Loan Application
  • Segment 9: Processing and Underwriting
  • Segment 10: Closing
  • Segment 11: Financial Calculations
  • Segment 12: Specific Loan Programs

This course is structured to be completed in a 4-day class starting on Monday and concluding on Thursday. As required by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS), sections of the course will unlock as the class moves together through the course material, ensuring that no student moves faster than the rest of the class. Instructor-led sessions will be available during the course enrollment period where students can interact with an educator to have questions answered or to help enforce the information that was covered during the course session. Quizzes are given throughout the online course segments.

Please review the course syllabus for the schedule of course topics available on each day of the class.

The online final exam will be presented at the end of the course. The final exam is not timed, contains 25 multiple choice questions, and requires a 70% or higher passing score. Students can take multiple attempts at passing the final exam, with each attempt containing a new set of test questions. The final exam must be completed before the end of the 14-day class session to receive credit for passing the course.

NMLS functional specifications define that a 20-hour mortgage loan originator prelicense courses MUST be completed within 14 days of the course session start date. Students who do not pass the final exam before the enrollment period expires will be marked as failing the course. Refunds will not be issued for failed courses. Extensions to lengthen the 14-day enrollment period are NOT available. Students who fail the course can enroll for a new course session and must start from the beginning.

After successfully passing the final exam, OnlineEd will notify the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) that the mortgage loan originator pre-eduction has been completed by the student. It is OnlineEd policy to have credit uploaded to the NMLS by the end of the following business day.

The student will have a printable course completion certificate available after passing the course final exam. The certificate is for the student's personal records and is not confirmation that the NMLS has received the notification that the student has completed the course.

Technical Requirements

This is an online instructor-led course that contains online reading materials, audio presentations, and video presentations. Students will need to have a current internet browser and computer speakers. The instructor-led webinar sessions are presented using Citrix GoToMeeting software. A webcam is NOT required. An audio bridge call-in number along with confirmation of the webinar session times will be emailed to students when the class begins.

NMLS Unique ID is Required

You will need a NMLS Unique ID number in order for us to upload record of your course completion to the NMLS. If you already have an NMLS ID but don't remember what it is:

  • Login into NMLS

  • Click on the Composite View tab.

  • Click View Individual on the sub-header row.

  • The number that appears in parentheses after your name is your NMLS ID number.

If you do not have an NMLS ID and need to obtain one, use the instructions available in the NMLS Resource Center:

https://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/licensees/resources/LicenseeResources/Create-an-Individual-Account-Quick-Guide.pdf

Learning Module Outline

Segment 1: The Mortgage Lending Industry

Total study time: 30 minutes

This segment will give you an overview of the mortgage lending industry. Students will learn about various types of lenders and the parties who are involved in the mortgage lending process.

Segment 2: Basic Loan Finance Documents

Total study time: 30 minutes

This segment will explain the various promissory notes that are available. Students will also learn the three main types of security instruments used in residential purchase transactions.

Segment 3: Financing Terminology

Total study time: 1 clock hour

There are many terms and words used within the mortgage industry that aren't a part of the everyday person's vocabulary. This segment will outline many common words and loans used in the lending industry.

Segment 4: The SAFE Act

Total study time: 1 clock hour

After the passage of the SAFE Act, a national registration system was created that allowed states to use a centralized system to supervise the licensing of individuals and companies. This segment will explain the SAFE Act and its implications on the mortgage industry

Segment 5: Federal Laws Governing Mortgage Practice

Total study time: 4.5 clock hours

This segment will outline many of the important federal regulations and rules that students will need to comply with when working with borrowers on residential loan transactions.

Segment 6: Ethics and Consumer Protection

Total study time: 1 clock hour

Interacting with the public must always be done in an ethical manner. There are many courtesy standards that should be followed, as licensees are expected to protect the loan applicant's interests and not take an unfair advantage of an applicant in order to earn a commission.

Segment 7: Fraud and Money Laundering

Total study time: 1 clock hour

This segment will outline the ways in which loan fraud is used for illegal activities, the programs that companies are expected to create to detect fraud, and the various ways that criminals try to trick lenders (and mortgage loan originators) into financing their property purchases.

Segment 8: The Mortgage Loan Application

Total study time: 2.5 clock hours

This segment will outline both the standard loan application and the Loan Estimate disclosure. Students will also learn about credit scores and what to look out for when working with documents submitted by applicants to support their personal financial obligations.

Segment 9: Processing and Underwriting

Total study time: 30 minutes

Appraisals are often used to confirm that the property being used as collateral for the loan is adequate in case of borrower default. If the lender has to take the property and sell it, the property should be worth enough money for the lender to recoup its financial loss.

Segment 10: Closing

Total study time: 2 clock hours

In this segment students will learn about the CFPB's Closing Disclosure. This form is in conjunction with the earlier Loan Estimate and discloses the final details of the approved loan to the borrower.

Segment 11: Financial Calculations

Total study time: 30 minutes

Financial transactions naturally involve a lot of math calculations; the amount to be repaid monthly, how much interest a loan will accrue during its term, and so on. Students will also need to be able to take the income and debt values supplied by the loan applicant to determine if he or she will even meet the minimum qualifications for the loan being applied for.

Segment 12: Specific Loan Programs

Total study time: 2 clock hours

There are a variety of loan programs available for applicants to qualify for. This segment will give students an overview of a variety of loan programs that borrowers can apply for.

This course will remain available to students for 14 days after enrollment.

Mortgage Loan Originator Prelicense Exam Prep

This course is a study guide to help licensee applicants prepare for the mortgage loan originator licensing exam. Each chapter of this course contains a study exam of test questions that students can use to help retain the information taught during the 20-hour national prelicense course. 

The topics covered in this course are:

  • Segment 1: The Mortgage Lending Industry        
  • Segment 2: Basic Loan Finance Documents        
  • Segment 3: Loan Types and Terminology        
  • Segment 4: The SAFE Act        
  • Segment 5: Federal Laws Governing Mortgage Practice        
  • Segment 6: Ethics and Consumer Protection        
  • Segment 7: Fraud and Money Laundering        
  • Segment 8: The Mortgage Loan Application        
  • Segment 9: Processing and Underwriting        
  • Segment 10: Closing        
  • Segment 11: Financial Calculations        
  • Segment 12: Specific Loan Programs

Each chapter's study exam presents a large number of questions for students to test themselves on. As each question is graded as correct, the number of questions available in the chapter's prep test will be reduced until the student has correctly answered all of the questions in the chapter. Progress can be reset at any time if the student wants to be presented with all of the chapter's test questions again.

At the end of the course is a test based on the same timing requirements as the NMLS MLO licensing exam. The test will present 125 questions in a random order. Students will have 190 minutes to achieve a 75% or higher passing score. This sample exam may be attempted as many times as desired.

Completing this module is not necessary for earning credit towards completing the prelicense education requirements to earn a mortgage loan originator license. 

This course will remain available to students for 365 days after enrollment.

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