Florida License Requirements

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Florida Mortgage License Requirements

Learn about the Florida mortgage education requirements for mortgage licensing.

Please contact the Florida Office of Financial Regulation for specific requirements for this state, but generally mortgage loan originators are required to:

    1. Complete a federal and state Criminal Background Check (CBC).
    2. Authorize a credit report through the NMLS.
    3. Fulfill all state and federal education requirements as designated by your state agency.
    4. Take and pass a National test.

Florida NMLS Pre-Licensing Education Requirements:

New state-licensed MLOs are required to complete 20 hours of NMLS-approved education. This includes:

  • 3 hours of federal law
  • 3 hours of ethics
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending training
  • 2 hours of Florida-specific state laws
  • 10 hours of electives

Florida Continuing Education Requirements:

State-licensed MLOs are required to complete 8 hours of NMLS-approved mortgage education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). This includes:

  • 3 hours of federal law
  • 2 hours of ethics
  • 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending
  • 1 hour of Florida-specific state laws

MLOs are advised that to comply with the SAFE Act’s “successive years” rule, they may not take the same CE course two years in a row.

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