Kentucky License Requirements

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Kentucky Mortgage License Requirements

Learn about the Kentucky mortgage education requirements for mortgage licensing.

In the state of Kentucky, mortgage loan originators are required to:

  1. Complete a 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.
  5. Sponsorship.
  6. Surety bond coverage.

Kentucky 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
  • 12 hours of electives


Kentucky 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 Kentucky state-specific education

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.

Kentucky Mortgage Licensing:

NMLS Resources:

Kentucky Full Mortgage Course Catalog

Company Mission

OnCourse Learning helps both professionals and companies navigate regulatory training, certification and compliance requirements to ensure success and manage risk in their chosen profession. Utilizing real world professionals, subject matter experts and leading instructional designers, OnCourse Learning is focused on providing students with the most current and comprehensive curriculum in relevant and easy to understand formats. We help people get started and succeed in their chosen professions.

Schools Ownership

Adtalem Global Education Inc. is the owner of OCL Financial Services LLC DBA OnCourse Learning and is an e-learning partner that empowers companies and professionals to improve, achieve and aspire. For more than 40 years, OnCourse Learning has been delivering continuing education, pre-licensing and corporate training. The Financial Services sector within OnCourse Learning is a national leader in mortgage education. Our mission is to elevate and enrich the mortgage industry through its innovative compliance solutions and comprehensive educational programs. Customers and partners can choose from proven online campuses/sites to meet their personalized needs.

OnCourse Learning is an approved course provider to deliver pre-license and continuing education courses for professionals that meet the requirements of the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) https://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/Pages/default.aspx

OnCourse Learning Officials and Faculty

Students are encouraged to check with their appropriate Colorado regulatory agency to confirm that the programs you complete with OnCourse Learning will satisfy your initial or renewal or licensing certification of that agency.

Josh Braunstein, President and CEO

Bonnie Dryden, School Director

Nafi Gerber, Sales Manager

Allison Selbo, School Administrator

April Brandimarte, Mortgage Instructor

School Facilities

As our courses are conducted online, students have the ability to take the course at a location and setting of their choice. The materials for the course are all printable within the learning management system the course is taken on.

Admission and Enrollment

Students may enroll in our courses at any time by visiting our websites or calling our enrollment office at 877-878-3600.

All students must be at least 18 years of age and have either a high school diploma or its equivalent. Please note that some states have shorter time frames for completing courses. Contact your state licensing regulator to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information.

Most of our training is distance education where students can take courses at a location and setting of their choice. Our enrollment policy allows students access to the materials for courses within our Learning Management System for 1 year from the enrollment date.

Occasionally, OnCourse Learning will offer live classroom education training at local conference centers. Please see our website for up-to-date live education schedules at www.oncourselearning.com/mortgage.

All instructor led courses must be completed within the start and end date of the scheduled training.

Non-Discrimination Policy

OnCourse Learning does not discriminate against any student on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age or disability. Students are encouraged to use the student grievance policy* to resolve any perceived discriminatory action by other students, faculty or staff. Any person unlawfully discriminated against, as described in ORS 345.240 may file a complaint under ORS 659A.820 with the Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor and Industries. Any faculty member or administrator found to have engaged in discriminatory behavior will be subject to discipline as outlined in the school’s policy manual.


OnCourse Learning does not grant credit for previous education and training. Also, OnCourse Learning does not guarantee the transferability of its credits to any other educational institution. Transferability is up to the receiving institution.

School Calendar

Students may access their courses online immediately upon enrollment. Courses are accessible to students any time within the enrollment period. The administrative staff hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday, 8:30AM – 8:00PM EST; Friday, 8:30AM – 7:00PM EST. Email support is available during normal business hours.

The OnCourse Learning staff office is closed for the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. On occasion, the administrative office may close early due to inclement weather or on the day before a holiday. When the office does close early, our phone system will be changed to announce the closure.

Our instructors will be happy to assist you with any questions regarding course content. They can be reached at 800-877-3600 or by email at mortgageinstructor@oncourselearning.com during normal business hours. While our instructors make every effort to answer your questions in a timely manner, they are committed to responding within a 24-hour window.

Programs Offered and Costs

OnCourse Learning does not charge a tuition, the student will pay for each course they would like to take. All students are required to pay for the course in full before they start the course. OnCourse Learning does not offer financial aid or any other type of financing. Course fee may be paid via credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. A student contact OnCourse Learning at 877-878-3600 for direction on payment. If a student’s credit card transaction is charged back by the bank after a certificate of completion is issued, that certificate will be invalidated.

Mortgage Loan Originator Prelicensing Education Courses

Applying Mortgage Knowledge to Exam Preparation (20hrs)$309 for online (7-day or 14-day)$419 for live webinar (3-day)$30 additional NMLS Credit Banking Fee

Program Objective: This course meets the 20-hour pre-licensing (PE) education requirement for loan originators. Successful completion of this course should result in proficiency in the following topics as they pertain to the mortgage industry:

  • Federal Laws and Regulations
  • General Mortgage Industry Knowledge
  • Mortgage Loan Origination
  • Ethics in the Mortgage Industry

Successful completion of this course will also help to prepare mortgage professionals for the National Mortgage Loan Originator Test.

Mortgage Loan Originator Continuing Education

Protecting Borrowers Through Compliant Origination (8hrs)$139 for video$129 for online self-paced$187 for Live Webinar$30 additional NMLS Credit Banking FeeProgram Objective: This mortgage continuing education course is NMLS-approved for the eight hours of continuing education required for mortgage loan originators to renew their mortgage license.

Late CE: Maintaining Mortgage Industry Awareness (8hrs)$193 for online self-paced$30 additional NMLS Credit Banking FeeProgram Objective: This self-paced course is NMLS-approved for eight hours of continuing education required for mortgage loan originators and is intended to satisfy CE requirements for the last year a mortgage loan originator held an active license.

Mortgage Loan Originator Exam Preparation

Mortgage Exam Prep Suite-Platinum$199 for online self-pacedProgram Objective: This online Exam Prep Suite includes Prep xL Personalized Learning, a sophisticated mortgage exam prep tool for anyone that is preparing to take their mortgage license exam. NOTE: This is not an NMLS credited course and will not satisfy the pre-license education requirements.

Mortgage Loan Originator Professional Development

Program Objective: Fast-track your TX-SML mortgage broker career path with online professional development courses for mortgage loan originators. Choose from a broad selection of interactive courses designed to help mortgage loan officers grow their knowledge and skill sets to thrive in their mortgage career.

Refund Policy

  1. If a student officially notifies OnCourse Learning via email of their withdrawal before their program begins, the student is eligible for a full refund.
  2. If a student officially notifies OnCourse Learning via email of their withdrawal after instruction begins, and before completion of 50 percent of the contracted instruction program, the student shall be eligible for prorate refund. If withdrawal or termination occurs after completion of 50 percent or more of program, the student shall not be entitled to any refund.
  3. If OnCourse Learning closes or discontinues any program, each currently enrolled student will be refunded monies paid by the student for tuition and NMLS Credit Banking Fee immediately.
  4. The date of withdrawal or termination is the date that the student has begun the official withdrawal process. A refund due to a student shall be paid within 30 days of the date of withdrawal.
  5. In order to officially request a refund/withdraw enrollment, student must notify OCL via email at support@oncourselearning.com if they are withdrawing from the course. Refunds will be processed within thirty (30) days after request.

Attendence and Grading Policy

In order to get credit for our courses, you must complete 100% of the course (a 100% attendance rate).

We do offer course extensions for missed time when a student hardship has occurred. OnCourse Learning will allow one session change for medical emergencies.

Students must take and pass with a score of at least 70%, a final exam based on the information presented throughout the course. The final exam will not become available until all required assignments have been graded and approved by the instructor.

Students must successfully complete all required reading, course assignments, quizzes, and the final exam in order for course credit and a completion certificate to be issued. If the final assessment is not passed on the first attempt, additional attempts will be permitted.

Completion certificates/transcripts will be distributed through the student’s profile once course completion and attendance has been evaluated and verified by the Compliance Department.

Due to the nature of our enrollment period, a leave of absence does not necessarily apply

In live classroom education, the student must present their photo-ID to verify their identity. Students must sign in on a roster at the beginning of class and at the end of class to show they attended the full day(s). If a student is tardy, they will be directed to re-schedule to another day or to an online class.

Student Progress

OnCourse Learning’s distance education is an innovative approach that is entirely user-driven with a platform that allows learners to progress at their own pace.

All distance education is timed. Students are required to spend no less than the minimum time indicated on each page of instruction. Students will not be permitted to move forward to the next page before this timing requirement is met.

Each module consists of one to three quizzes presented in open review format and scored format. You must pass all module quizzes in scored format with a minimum of 70% prior to the next module becoming available. Your instructor will post assignments throughout the course on the specific day noted in the course schedule presented on your course homepage that you are required to complete. Your instructor will post feedback on your assignment typically within one business day. You will receive a notification if your assignment is accepted or rejected. You can access the instructor feedback by returning to the assignment in the Table of Contents of your course. You may progress to the next activity once your assignment is submitted; however, if your assignment is rejected you must resubmit the assignment to progress further in your course and all assignments must be satisfactorily accepted to successfully complete the course and have your course reported to NMLS. Your instructor will post discussion forum assignments throughout the course. You will be required to post relevant and thoughtful comments to the discussion forum in response to the instructor post. Upon completion of all course activities and satisfying the time requirement, the final examination will become available. The final examination is only available in scored format and must be passed with a minimum of 70%.

To complete the course and receive your certificate (transcript), you must successfully:

  • Complete all instructional lessons and exercises.
  • Meet the timing requirement of each lesson.
  • Pass a twenty-five (25) question final examination with a 70% or higher – if the exam is not passed on the first attempt, additional attempts will be permitted.

Student Conduct and Dismissal

Students are expected to act in a manner that will reflect well on themselves, the school, and the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) while taking part in online instructor-led courses. Students should actively participate in the course by using all available methods of communication with the instructor and fellow students. Although students participate in class remotely, the online instructor-led format should be treated like a live class in terms of established start and end dates/times and required activities. Students are expected to respect the rights of the instructor and fellow students. Students should refrain from using offensive or abusive language during real-time, online discussions and may not post offensive or abusive comments or material to class Message Boards. Students must also refrain from introducing any non-course related content or information to discussions. Participants will be provided with instructor contact information for questions or comments and are encouraged to discuss non-course topics with other participants “off-line.”

Even though we are an online only school, the school retains the authority, at its sole discretion, to impose immediate termination of any student for miss-conduct when the school deems appropriate.

OnCourse Learning does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, or familial status in the establishment of fees, entrance qualifications, or standards for successful completion of any course.

Student Grievance Policy

OnCourse Learning encourages open and direct communication. If a student has a complaint or disagreement regarding any course or instructor, she/he should go directly to the instructor outside of class time to discuss the situation. If this does not result in resolution, the student should address the issue in writing to the School Director.

Filing a Complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education

To file a complaint with the Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, a complaint shall be inwriting and shall be filed on Form PE-24, Form to File a Complaint, accompanied, if applicable, by Form PE-25, Authorization for Release of Student Records. The form may be mailed to the following address: Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. The forms can be found on the website at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Existence of the Kentucky Student Protection Fund

Pursuant to KRS 165A.450 All licensed schools, resident and nonresident, shall be required to contribute to a student protection fund. The fund shall be used to reimburse eligible Kentucky students, to pay off debts, including refunds to students enrolled or on leave of absence by not being enrolled for one (1) academic year or less from the school at the time of the closing, incurred due to the closing of a school, discontinuance of a program, loss of license, or loss of accreditation by a school or program.

Process for Filing a Claim Against the Kentucky Student Protection Fund

To file a claim against the Kentucky Student Protection Fund, each person filing must submit a signed and completed Form for Claims Against the Student Protection Fund, Form PE-38 and provide the requested information to the following address: Kentucky Commission on Proprietary Education, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, KY 40601. The form can be found on the website at www.kcpe.ky.gov.

Placement Assist

OnCourse Learning does not provide assistance to students in arranging interviews with potential employers. Current law prohibits any school from guaranteeing job placement as an inducement to enroll students.

Student Files

OnCourse Learning maintains student records for a minimum of 5 years. Students have the right to access their school records or transcripts. If you would like access to your records, you may contact our Customer Service department at 800-229-2207 or via email at fs@oncourselearning.com to request a copy. OnCourse Learning will not release any student’s record without prior written consent of the student and only in compliance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Student Support

You can contact Tech Support by calling 800-743-8703 or emailing techsupport@oncourselearning.com. The hours of operation are 7:30 AM to 6 PM (CT) Monday through Friday. Email support is available during normal business hours. Email received after normal business hours will be answered the next business day. Before you call, please be prepared to explain your problem in detail and have access to your computer. To effectively troubleshoot your issue, our technicians will begin by asking you a series of questions regarding your operating environment. They will need to know what type of computer you are using, the operating system, and the version number of any associated software. Your calls may be documented or monitored to help us maintain quality of service standards.

System Requirements

  • Internet Access
  • Internet Browser with Flash and JavaScript capabilities

Please note, in its Functional Specifications for All NMLS Approved Courses, the NMLS includes the following language regarding mobile devices:
“NMLS approves online courses for consumption on desktop and laptop computers. NMLS has not established technical requirements for, and has not approved courses for use on, small hand-held electronic devices such as the iPad, iPhone, tablets, phablets, smart phones, etc. Courses are not to be marketed that they are approved for taking on such devices other than a desktop or laptop computer.”


OCL Financial Services LLC makes no representations except as expressly set forth in this catalog, and under no circumstances does OCL Financial Services LLC make any claim, promise, or guarantee for employment or state licensure.

OCL Financial Services LLC reserves the right to change courses, start dates, tuition, and to cancel courses. Any changes will be made in accordance with the Nationwide Multilicence Licensing System (NMLS) rules and regulations. The information contained in this catalog is true and correct to the best of OCL Financial Services LLC’s knowledge.