Office of the Commissioner of Financial Regulation


Mortgage Loan Originator Required Continuing Education Courses


The continuing education standards are prescribed by Md. Code Ann., Financial Institutions § 11-612 and the SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act and include:

  1. 3 hours of federal law and regulations;
  2. 2 hours of ethics that shall include instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues;
  3. 2 hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage product market; and
  4. 1 hour of Maryland instruction on mortgage-related laws.

The continuing education requirements and a list of approved courses can be found on the NMLS website.

For questions about course requirements, providers and approved courses, go to the NMLS Education Resource Page or call NMLS at 855-665-7123. For other inquiries specific to Maryland requirements, contact Arlene F. Williams, Acting Director of Mortgage Licensing and Mortgage Licensing Supervisor at 410-230-6068.

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