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1 Hour MD SAFE: Maryland Laws Affecting Mortgage Lending

This course meets the Commissioner of Financial Regulation state-specific requirement for MLO annual license renewal through the NMLS.


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Price: $19.50 (USD)
+ $1.50 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Purpose: 1 hour state-specific online continuing education course for Maryland mortgage loan originators.
Features: online text, printable certificate, PDF eBook
Hours: 1 Hour
Category: Mortgage > Continuing Education > Maryland > CE Elective
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1 hour state-specific online continuing education course for Maryland mortgage loan originators.

NMLS Course ID: 10817

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

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The Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulations (the "Office") requires Maryland mortgage licensees to take a 1-hour course on Maryland-specific regulations as part of their annual continuing education requirement to maintain their license.

This 1-hour course will explain many of the Maryland state laws that are enforced by the Office and must be followed by those working in the lending industry.

The first module of this course will start by reviewing the state's usury laws, which limits the amount of interest that can be charged to a borrower.

We'll then review a variety of acts and regulations such as the Secondary Mortgage Loan Law (SMLL) and Maryland Mortgage Fraud Protection Act (MMFPA).

The third module will outline the mediation rules that must be followed for borrowers who are in default, and the last module will summarize mortgage contract rules.

Topics and Learning Objectives

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

  1. The Interest and Usury Law (10 minutes)
  2. Maryland Specific Mortgage Laws (15 minutes)
  3. Foreclosure Mediation Rules (10 minutes)
  4. Mortgage Loan Negotiations and Contracts Rules (5 minutes)
  5. Final Exam (10 minutes)

Total study time: 1 clock hour

This course will prepare Maryland-licensed MLOs to:

  • Outline the interest rate limits for residential property loans as well as various expenses that do not count towards the maximum interest rate allowed by law.
  • Describe the rules pertaining to lender escrow accounts.
  • Summarize the purpose of the Secondary Mortgage Loan Law (SMLL), the Financing Agreements Law, the reverse mortgage law, and the Maryland Mortgage Fraud Protection Act (MMFPA).
  • List the steps necessary to offer law-required foreclosure mediation options to a borrower facing mortgage default.
  • Recognize the borrower protection requirements that must be followed when negotiating mortgage loans.
  • Understand the penalties for violating the state's usury laws, the Financing Agreements Law, reverse mortgage regulations, and the MMFPA.

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.

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