Oklahoma Loan Officer Standards & Requirements

The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) established requirements for the licensing and registration of all Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs.) Below you will find the profession requirements needed to become a state-licensed mortgage loan officer, please use the links for additional information on subject matter:

NMLS Criminal Background Check – Fingerprints will need to be submitted through NMLS for an FBI criminal background check.

Education – Please see Oklahoma Education Requirements below.

NMLS Testing – Required to pass National and State components of the SAFE MLO Test.

NMLS Credit Report – Applicants will have a credit report run through NMLS.

 

Oklahoma Pre-Licensure Education Requirements

Oklahoma requires all new state-licensed MLOs to complete 20 hours of NMLS approved education. Below shows a breakdown of hours needed for each section:

  • 3 hours of Federal law and regulations
  • 3 hours of ethics, which entails, instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
  • 12 hours of undefined instruction (electives)

Oklahoma pre-licensure education does not require state-specific law; but new MLOs will be tested on Oklahoma mortgage-lending law. To get started with your mandatory education requirements please refer to our NMLS approved course.

 

Oklahoma NMLS Continuing Education Requirements

All active state-licensed MLOs are required to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved education yearly. Below is a break down of sections that must be covered in continuing education:

  • 3 hours of Federal law and regulations
  • 2 hours of ethics, which entails, instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
  • 1 hour of undefined instruction (electives)

Please note that every other year Oklahoma requires you to complete your 8 hours of CE in a classroom and that MLOs are not able to take the same NMLS approved courses two years in a row, as the NMLS will not count that toward their continuing education requirements. Known as the SAFE Act’s “successive years” rule. Our NMLS approved continuing education makes sure every year we provide you a new course so you never run into this problem.

 

Oklahoma Loan Officer Requirements

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