Texas MLO Continuing Education

Our continuing education courses are a fast and easy way for MLOs to complete their training requirements. All courses are approved by the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) and updated annually, so you’ll never take the same courses twice. We also report course completion to NMLS for you at no additional cost.

Are you licensed in multiple states? Enroll in any course and contact us to create a custom education plan to fulfill all your state requirements at once.

Find us on the NMLS approved provider list as 1 Above Ed, LLC (ID#: 1405040).


8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive 2024 MLO Course Texas

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We help Texas Mortgage loan originators (MLOs) meet their continuing education needs with our detailed 8-hour course. Review federal mortgage laws related to ethics, fraud, consumer protection, fair lending, non-traditional mortgage lending, and renovation mortgage loans. The course also highlights recent updates on areas commonly flagged by regulators as violations.


Late CE: 8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive 2023 MLO Course Texas (15120)

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This course is designed to address your 2023 Late CE needs.

Mortgage loan originators in Texas will satisfy annual continuing education requirements with this eight-hour course.

Topics covered include: 

  • Ethics, Fraud, Fair Lending, and Consumer Protection
  • Non-Traditional Mortgage Lending
  • Federal Mortgage Law Updates
  • The U.S. Mortgage Market and the Federal Reserve System
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How To Renew Your Texas NMLS License

MLO Continuing Education Requirements for Texas 

No matter which state issued your MLO license, you're subject to specific mortgage education requirements because of the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act). This legislation requires that all state-licensed MLOs take 8 hours of approved NMLS CE.

You can't take just any NMLS course to reach those 8 hours. Your Texas NMLS training needs to cover specific topics. 

For Annual CE, Texas NMLS licensed MLOs are required to complete:

  • 3 hours on relevant federal regulations and law
  • 2 hours of ethics training (including training on consumer protection, fair lending issues, and fraud)
  • 2 hours on lending standards for nontraditional mortgage products
  • 1 hour elective on mortgage origination

That last hour is an undefined/elective hour, but it is important to make sure it is with an NMLS-approved provider.  


How Do I Know If I'm Required to Take My CE This Year or Not?

Generally, if you got your license after 2009 but before this year, the above NMLS CE requirements apply to you. If you obtained your license in this current year (and assuming you completed the required pre-license education), you don't need to complete any additional mortgage education this year. 


Successive Year Rule

Per the SAFE Act, you cannot take the same NMLS course for two years in a row. To avoid this possible overlap, AYPORealEstate creates brand new NMLS-approved CE courses every single year to comply with this rule. Always make sure you vary your NMLS training each year to comply with their CE requirements.


NMLS Late CE Courses - Making Up Your Continuing Education

Late CE is required during the annual reinstatement period:

  • If you missed the deadline to renew your MLO license this year, and you need to make up the 8 hours of approved Late CE 
  • If you have an MLO license that's been expired for a while, and you need to meet the NMLS continuing education requirements for the last year during which your license was active

To summarize, if you miss the deadline or you are returning to the industry, you will need 7 hours of NMLS course work, plus 1 hour elective, all as 'Late CE' -  aside from the current year CE requirement -  to renew your MLO license. 

These hours need to come from a specifically designated NMLS 'Late CE' course. The NMLS maintains a catalog of approved courses so you can find the Late CE class you need. 

AYPORealEstate is an approved Late CE provider and can help you get your Late Continuing Education done, on time.


TX Mortgage Loan Originator CE Deadline

The deadline to complete CE is December 31st. 

Take note: MLOs in Texas are prevented from applying to renew their license if they have not completed CE. Since it may take as long as seven (7) days for a course provider to report a course completion into NMLS, MLOs are strongly encouraged not to wait until the last minute to try to complete CE or they may be prevented from submitting for renewal on time.

  • At-Risk-to-Miss Renewal Deadline: If you complete your class by December 18th or later, you are at risk to miss your TX Mortgage CE deadline.
  • Guaranteed to Miss Renewal Deadline: If you complete your class by December 31st or later you are guaranteed to miss your TX Mortgage CE deadline.

Stay on top of the NMLS continuing education requirements so CE hours never stand between you & your renewal. Contact us or enroll today to beat the deadline!