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8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2024 Originator Essentials

General 8-hour online continuing education course for MLO licensees who do not need a state-specific course.

New for 2024! Online, self-study, NMLS-required 8-hour continuing education for a general MLO license renewal.

$56.00  |  8 Hours

+ $12.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee

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8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2024 Originator Essentials

NMLS Course ID: 16031

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 8

Category: CE Elective

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​​​​​​​graphicThis course will instruct mortgage loan originators on a number of regulations that they will have to comply with while taking part in their mortgage loan origination activities. Rules, such as those implemented by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are set in place to protect the interest and well-being of consumers who apply for mortgages to purchase or refinance their properties. To ensure that their business practices satisfy the regulations adopted by federal laws, mortgage loan originators need to keep current on the guidelines published by entities such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).

Topics and Learning Objectives

This course consists of four sections and a final exam

  1. Top 10 Federal Topics for 2024

  2. Ethical Mortgage Advertisement Practices

  3. The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Loan

  4. Common Mortgage Fraud Schemes

  5. Final exam

Total study time: 8 credit hours (6 hours, 40 minutes)

Module 1: Top 10 Federal Topics for 2024

Study Time: 3 clock hours (150 minutes of federal law)

Fair lending along with compliance to the law, established rules, and implemented regulations is everyone’s responsibility. When compliance failures occur, everyone, including the customer, loses.

The topics outlined in this module are mandated by the NMLS and state regulators, covering the more egregious regulatory compliance failures recently discovered through various regulatory examinations, investigations, and audits.

Module 2: Ethical Mortgage Advertisement Practices

Study Time: 2 clock hours (100 minutes of ethics, fraud, and consumer protection)

Most, if not all of the regulations for the mortgage and banking industry are implemented to protect the consumer. That is what this module is about - consumer protection in advertising. Throughout this module, we hope to provide you a better understanding of the laws designed to protect consumers from untruthful mortgage advertising and understanding what you can and cannot do when advertising your loan products. Your proper understanding of these rules is vital when dealing with the public and promoting your services.

Module 3: The Fannie Mae HomeStyle Renovation Loan

Study Time: 2 clock hours (100 minutes of non-traditional mortgage)

In this next section, we will explore property rehabilitation loan products. Over the years, most of us have become familiar with the FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan. It was the loan program that many mortgage loan originators turned to when they needed a rehab loan program for their borrower client.

Today, there are other options available when it comes to rehabilitating a home for purchase and refinance that may more perfectly fit the rehab loan needs of the borrower. This module will introduce you to one such program: the Fannie Mae HomeStyle Rehab loan program. We'll explain the details of this program and compare it to the traditional 203(k) rehab loan.

Module 4: Common Mortgage Fraud Schemes

Study Time: 1 clock hour (50 minutes of elective topics)

In this module we'll outline a variety of mortgage fraud schemes. Many of the cases we'll review resulted in millions of dollars in losses for lenders and triggered property foreclosures that caused hardships for victims of these schemes.

Some of these dubious plans involved mortgage loan originators and others in the industry, while others were perpetrated by loan applicants who recruited unsuspecting buyers. Reviewing various types of fraud that occurred in our industry may help you recognize it if a suspicious application ever crosses your desk.

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.
  • 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 until midnight on December 31st, 2024

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Includes Video
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Package Summary
Price: $56.00 (USD)
+ $12.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Credit Hours: 8
Category: Vocational Training > Mortgage > Continuing Education > CE Elective
Purpose: General 8-hour online continuing education course for MLO licensees who do not need a state-specific course
Course Provider

14355 SW ALLEN BLVD STE 240,
Portland, OR 97223
(503) 670-9278

NMLS Course Provider ID: 1400327

Enrollment Agreement

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Our Mission Statement

To provide superior distance education that exceeds industry standards and expectations in course content and delivery methods to those who seek to enter a new profession and those engaged in a profession.

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