Mortgage Broker and Loan Officer Training in Florida (FL) State Education Requirements

Florida National Licensing Courses:

CLICK HERE for online 20 Hour SAFE Comprehensive courses.

CLICK HERE for online 8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive courses - Continuing Education.

CLICK HERE for National Examination Preparation Package.


Pre-Licensure Education:
All new applicants on or after 10/1/2010 must have completed 20 hours of NMLS 
approved pre-licensure education.

State approved courses will no longer be accepted after 10/1/2010.

CERTIFICATION
Currenly licensed MLOs who have completed at least 20 hours of FL state
approved education on or before 10/1/2010 may be eligable to
participate in the PE certification process and may not need to take the
NMLS approved pre-licensure education. Refer to your state agency for more
information.

Continuing Education:
All licensees must complete 8 hours of NMLS approved continuing education
in 2011 in order to renew for 2012.

SAFE MLO Test:
All new applicants on or after 10/1/2010must pass the National and State
Components of the SAFE MLO Test.

CERTIFICATION
Currently licensed MLOs who have passed the FL mortgage test on or after
1/1/2004 may be eligable to participate in the testing certification process
and may not need to take the FL Component of the SAFE MLO Test. Refer
to your state agency for more information. 

Criminal Background Check:
All new applicants on or after 10/1/2010must submit fingerprints through NMLS
for a national criminal background check.

All new applicants on or after 10/1/2010 must also submit fingerprints to the
state for a state criminal background check.

Credit Report:
All new applicants on or after 10/1/2010will be required to authorize a credit
report through NMLS.

Regulatory Agency: Florida Department of Financial Regulation 200 East Gaines Street Tallahassee, FL 32399 Ph: 850.410.9895 Fax: 850-410-9882 http://www.flofr.com/Finance/index.htm. For more information about this state's licensing requirements CLICK HERE. State Approved Courses: • Loan Officer Boot Camp - 14 Hours (Approved for 14 hours of Continuing Education - Includes 4 hours of Chapter 494) Live, Online or Live Online • Basic Processing Training - 10 Hours Live, Online or Live Online • FHA Lending Basics - 8 Hours Live, Online or Live Online • Advanced Processor Workshop - 9 Hours Live, Online or Live Online • Mortgage Regulation and Compliance - 3 Hours Live, Online or Live Online Education Provider Number - MBS 2006-44 Please Note: The contents contained on this web page are for informational purposes only.
State requirements often change. Please visit your state web site for the most up-to-date information.
This information should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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