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8 Hours of 2020 Pennsylvania MLO Continuing Education

Pennsylvania CE 8 Hours Online Self-Study Bundle

Complete 8-hour package for Pennsylvania mortgage loan originators. Includes the 1-hour DOBS state-specific course.

Complete these Pennsylvania loan originator continuing education courses to renew your MLO license before the December 31, 2020 deadline.
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This package of courses includes the required continuing education necessary to renew a mortgage loan originator's license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Department of Banking and Securities (DOBS) requires licensees to take a total of 8 hours of continuing education each year: 7 hours in SAFE Act required topics, and 1 hour in PA-specific law and regulations.

Included in this course package are:

  • 1 Hour PA SAFE: Pennsylvania Mortgage Regulations (NMLS ID 11801) - This course will review several Pennsylvania mortgage laws such as the Mortgage Licensing Act, the Consumer Equity Protection Act, and the Housing Finance Agency Law. Please review the Course Syllabus for more details.

  • 7 Hour SAFE Core: 2020 Originator Fundamentals (NMLS ID 11694) - This course covers the required topics as mandated by the federal SAFE Act for annual NMLS mortgage license renewal. The topics in this course include conduct issues related to federal laws that are among the most frequently cited industry problems; a review of ethics in mortgage lending along with common mortgage fraud schemes; and an explain of the benefits of the Fannie Mae HomeStyle® loan program Please review the Course Syllabus for more details about this course.

These courses are new for 2020 and meet the SAFE Act's "successive years" rule.

Summary

Price: $50.50 (USD)
+ $12.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Credit Hours: 8
Category: Mortgage > Continuing Education > Pennsylvania
Purpose: Complete 8-hour package for Pennsylvania mortgage loan originators. Includes the 1-hour DOBS state-specific course.
Features: Online Text, Online Video, Printable Certificate, PDF eBook

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Courses Included In This Package:

1 Hour PA SAFE: Pennsylvania Mortgage Regulations

NMLS Course ID: 11801

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 1

Category: CE Elective

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This course will cover several fundamental state regulations that Pennsylvania mortgage loan originators must be familiar with. A number of Pennsylvania laws govern certain aspects of the mortgage loan business, including the Mortgage Licensing Act, the Housing Finance Agency Law, the Consumer Equity Protection Act, and the Loan Interest and Protection Law (known as the “Usury Law”).

This course will also cover the Department of Banking and Securities' statements of policy regarding the first loan mortgage business, mortgage loan modifications, and reverse mortgages. It will also review the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's emergency home loan program for borrowers who may need temporary help with delinquent mortgage loans.

Topics and Learning Objectives

This course is broken down into several learning topics with a quiz at the end of each learning segment. At the end of the course a 15-question final exam will be given. The topics included in this course are:

  1. The Mortgage Licensing Act (16 minutes)
  2. Statements of Policy (7 minutes)
  3. High-Cost Loans: The Consumer Equity Protection Act (7 minutes)
  4. The Housing Finance Agency Law (5 minutes)
  5. The Usury Law (5 minutes)
  6. Final Exam (10 minutes)

Total study time: 1 credit hour

This course will prepare Pennsylvania MLOs to:

  • Understand the authority granted to the Department.
  • Recognize common definitions used in the Act and by the Department.
  • Know who does and who does not need to be licensed, and the penalties for practicing loan origination activities without a required license.
  • Recognize the guidelines issued by the Department to prevent dishonesty, fraud, and negligence when working with applicants for mortgage loans.
  • List the prohibited practices when working to modify a consumer's existing residential mortgage loan
  • Understand what a covered loan is and its requirements under the Consumer Equity Protection Act
  • Identify the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's programs for helping distressed homeowners
  • Outline the state's usury laws and its restrictions on mortgage loan interest rates

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 for 365 days after enrollment.

7 Hour SAFE Core: 2020 Originator Fundamentals

NMLS Course ID: 11694

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

Credit Hours Provided: 7

Category: CE Core

View Course Syllabus

This 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 three sections and a final exam:

  1. Federal Mortgage-Related Laws (150 minutes)
  2. Ethical Practices and Common Fraud Schemes (100 minutes)
  3. The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Loan (100 minutes)
  4. Final exam (20 minutes)

Total study time: 7 credit hours 

Module 1: Federal Mortgage Related Laws

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

  • The Truth in Lending Act (55 minutes)
  • The Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (20 minutes)
  • The Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) (45 minutes)
  • Privacy of Consumer Financial Information (GLBA) (20 minutes)
  • E-Sign Act (10 minutes)

Each year, the NMLS receives feedback from various agencies on problems and errors occurring in the mortgage industry. This feedback is then incorporated into your annual continuing education requirements. This module will cover a variety of conduct issues related to federal laws that are among the most frequently cited by examiners as industry problems.

When you have completed this section, you will be able to:

  • identify the required disclosures to be given to consumers under the Truth in Lending Act.
  • define the fees that qualify or are exempt from the TILA definition of finance charges.
  • describe the delivery time requirements for the Loan Estimate and the Closing Disclosure.
  • list the tolerance limitations on certain fees and whether those charges are made in good faith by the creditor.
  • identify advertisement trigger terms that require additional disclosures 
  • explain the steps a creditor will take to ensure the consumer has the ability to repay the transaction.
  • paraphrase RESPA's regulations on prohibited kickbacks and unearned fees.
  • reproduce the categories that creditors may and may not consider when evaluating the creditworthiness of an applicant.
  • outline what actions under ECOA will require an adverse action notification disclosure to be sent to an applicant.
  • describe a consumer's right to receive written items of valuation that were created in connection with their loan application.
  • recognize a financial institution's responsibility to provide a clear and conspicuous notice to costumers regarding their privacy policies and practices.
  • outline how consumers must give their consent to receive electronic versions of their records.

Module 2: Ethical Practices and Common Fraud Schemes

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

  • Ethical Mortgage Lending Practices (50 minutes)
  • Mortgage Fraud (50 minutes)

In this section we will review ethics in mortgage lending and how they affect the mortgage industry. We'll discusses ethical practices and consumer protection responsibilities of the mortgage loan originator, and outline various ethical standards as they relate to a compliance approach of ethical lending. This section will provide you with checklists of possible red flags of mortgage fraud.

The second half of this section will outline a variety of mortgage fraud schemes. Many of the cases outlined in this section cost millions of dollars in losses for lenders, resulted in property foreclosures, and caused stress for those who were 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.

When you have completed this section, you will be able to:

  • list and explain the fiduciary duties of a loan originator.
  • recognize unethical behavior in mortgage advertising, daily business, and processing of loans.
  • list the various red flags to potential money laundering or fraud.
  • identify specific types of mortgage fraud from case studies and examples.

Module 3: The Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation Loan

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

In this module, we are going to explore mortgage rehabilitation loan products. This includes the FHA 203(k) Rehab Loan, the Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Rehab loan, and alternatives. We will discuss aspects of each program and how they compare to each other.

At the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • recognize the HSR qualifications for borrowers and property types.
  • describe how a lender can apply with Fannie Mae to offer the HomeStyle Renovation loan.
  • outline the steps necessary for a HomeStyle Renovation loan, from beginning to final inspection.
  • utilize the Maximum Mortgage Worksheet to apply for a HomeStyle Renovation loan.
  • compare the HSR loan to the FHA's 203(k), Streamlined 203(k), and Energy Efficient Mortgage.

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 for 365 days after enrollment.

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