Every year, licensed and registered mortgage loan originators in Nevada must complete eight hours of renewal education that covers specific core topics and an elective. This NMLS-approved course fulfills Nevada’s continuing education requirement. 

Here is an overview of what is covered in each course module:

Module 1: Federal Mortgage Law (3 Hour)

The course begins by discussing federal laws and rules for mortgage loans and mortgage loan originators. Major topics include the Equal Credit Opportunity Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, legislation pertaining to electronic records and signatures, and more. Students also review Regulation Z, Integrated Mortgage Disclosures, and how federal oversight affects mortgage lending.

Module 2: Ethics, Fraud, Consumer Protection, and Fair Lending (2 Hour) 

Module two focuses on mortgage industry ethics and consumer protections. Topics include mortgage fraud examples, Identity Theft Rules (16 CFR 681), and how to safeguard client data. This module provides multiple case studies and compliance recommendations for Regulation N. Fair Lending, consumer protection, and balancing commercial aspirations with ethical business practices are also explored.

Module 3: Non-Traditional Mortgage Lending (2 Hour)

Module three examines adjustable-rate and reverse mortgage options. Also included is a review of the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program, Federal Housing Administration updates, and adjustable-rate mortgage lending standards. Other financing options discussed include affordable housing programs, VA loans, and down payment assistance programs.

Module 4: The Mortgage Market and the Federal Reserve System (1 Hour Elective)

This elective module talks about the U.S. mortgage market and Federal Reserve System. Topics covered include conventional and unconventional loan types, primary sources of home financing, financial markets, and recent industry developments.

Every module in the course ends with an interactive activity and a five-question quiz. The activity is a hypothetical scenario based on module content and includes five questions. To complete the course, students must pass a 25-question final exam with a score of at least 70%.


  • Course ID(s): 15106
  • Approved By: NMLS

Instructor Bio

Mary Tillery real estate atyourpaceonline instructor

Mary Tillery, an originating branch manager at Synergy One Lending in Grants Pass, Oregon, believes that buying a home is one of life’s true milestones. For more than 35 years, she has been teaching lending education classes and helping homebuyers achieve their dreams. Mary combines her love of knowledge with her passion for people in her roles as a loan originator and educator. From first-time mortgages to complex construction financing, she is happy to share her expertise with clients and industry professionals alike.