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2 Hour CA-DBO SAFE: California Mortgage Lending Laws

This NMLS mortgage lending laws course is designed to prepare candidates to become a licensed mortgage loan originator in California. Learn more at OnlineEd.


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Price: $49.00 (USD)
+ $3.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee
Purpose: Mandatory California state-specific component for DBO mortgage licensee applicants
Features: online text, online video, printable certificate, PDF eBook
Hours: 2 Hours
Category: Mortgage > License Training > California
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Mandatory California state-specific component for DBO mortgage licensee applicants

NMLS Course ID: 11090

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

View Course Syllabus

This course is designed to prepare candidates to take the exam to become a state-licensed mortgage loan originator in California under the Department of Business Oversight (DBO). This 2-hour course covers California specific rules and regulations, and is required as part of the 20 hours of prelicensure education needed to become a California mortgage loan originator under the DBO.

Topics and Learning Objectives

This course consists of two sections and an exam:

  1. California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (40 minutes)
  2. California Finance Lenders Law (50 minutes)
  3. Final exam (10 minutes)

Total Study Time: 2 clock hours

Part 1: California Residential Mortgage Lending Act (CRMLA)

The activities of licensed mortgage loan originators and the origination or offering of financial products for residential real property are subject to California law. This section of the course covers MLO licensing requirements, mortgage lender licensing requirements, and the California residential lending laws the MLOs must comply with.

Part 2: California Financing Law (CFL)

An alternative to CRMLA licensing, the California Financing Law requires finance lenders and brokers to be registered before offering consumer or commercial loans in California. MLOs who are employed by finance lenders must be licensed under the CFL requirements. This section will cover finance lender and broker licensing, restrictions on fees that can be charged by CFL licensees, and other lending laws that CFL licensees must comply with.

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

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