What are the processes to become a mortgage loan originator?

The first requirement to get a mortgage loan originator license is to go through the MLO pre-licensing education and pass a test. You must also find a lender or broker as your employer and sponsor. 

As per the SAFE Act, MLOs must get a license before they can take up any financing work. 

Register with the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System and Registry (NMLS) to get a mortgage loan originator license.  The body also maintains records and communicates between state licensing authorities and their licensees but does not issue licenses. 

The mortgage loan originator course offered by RealEstateU has a minimum of 20 hours of pre-licensing training. Moreover, many states require up to 4 hours of additional training. Here too, RealEstateU provides the best mortgage loan originator online course. You must also pass a test, which is a standard test for all states.

Completing the mortgage licensing course and passing the test is not enough to be an MLO. Get sponsorship from a company licensed as a mortgage broker, lender, or independent mortgage banker. When all these pieces come together, you can begin your career as a mortgage loan originator

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