8 Hour SAFE Core and South Carolina-BFI Law 2021 MLO Package

  • 8 Hour Course
  • $79.00

This 8 hour package for mortgage loan originators in South Carolina who are licensed with the BFI is designed to provide all of the mandatory education needed to renew your MLO license. This course is broken down into 5 modules. Each module contains:

  • A section of training
  • An activity in which students will read a short scenario and then answer questions about the scenario
  • A quiz that consists of five questions

The first module of the course is about sweeping laws and rules that apply to mortgage loans and mortgage loan originators across the country. A review of the SAFE Act, NMLS registration, an overview of state licensing standards, Regulation Z, and Integrated Mortgage Disclosures will make the bulk of the module. 

The second module deals with ethical considerations and consumer protection. Identity theft prevention and safeguarding client data start us off. Then, topics related to the Telemarketing and Consumer Fraud and Abuse Prevention Act take center stage. Several case studies will be presented, as will other recommendations on compliance with such laws as Regulation N. Fair lending practices and balancing one’s business aspirations with the health of the market are emphasized.

The third module examines non-traditional mortgage loan products like adjustable rate mortgages and reverse mortgages. Federal Housing Administration updates are first, then the Home Equity Conversion Mortgage program is featured, along with its changes. Various other types of loans and financing options are considered, including government programs, high-cost loans and their requirements, and portfolio loans.

A final exam will ask 25 questions randomly drawn from the general education portion of the package.

This state-specific course examines the general regulations affecting MLOs including the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (or SAFE Act). We will discuss South Carolina's Consumer Protection Code, Mortgage Lending Act, and Licensing of Mortgage Brokers Act. This segment covers such topics as recent changes to the Code, the preference form, and consumer complaints.

The next segment of the course will look at regulations affecting elements of the profession of mortgage loan origination. Topics covered include licensing exceptions, prohibited activities, and advertising, and use of a residence as a licensed location.

The remainder of the course looks at regulations governing mortgages and deeds of trust, reverse mortgages, and mortgage lending.

An additional 15 question final exam about the state modules will finish off this package.


  • Course ID(s): 12925 & 12927
  • Approved By: NMLS

Instructor Bio

Mary Tillery real estate atyourpaceonline instructor

Mary Tillery is the instructor for all of our MLO continuing education courses. She has been sharing her expertise with fellow mortgage loan originators for more than 35 years as a lending educator. Learn more about Mary’s background here.