9 Hour SAFE Core and West Virginia Law MLO Package
- 9 Hour Course
This 9 hour package for mortgage loan originators in West Virginia 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 a 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. An MLO's ethical responsibilities and the ATR/QM rule are demonstrated. Then, fraud, both from within and outside of the mortgage industry makes up the second half of the module. 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. The HECM program is featured, along with its changes, its current state, plans for adjustment, and how the world of non-traditional mortgage lending might be evolving.
A final exam will ask 25 questions randomly drawn from the general education portion of the package.
The 2 hour course on West Virginia laws and regulations fulfills the state elective requirement for annual renewal. Licensed mortgage loan originators in the state must take 9 hours of continuing education each year, with 3 hours being dedicated to Federal law, 2 hours of ethics, 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, and 2 hours of state-specific content.
We'll begin with a review of regulatory changes, authorities, and a comparison of the WV SAFE Mortgage Licensing Act and NMLS' Model Act. Then, we'll discuss qualifying activities as an MLO which require licensure, renewal standards, and surety bond coverage. Last in this module is an overview of prohibited practices, the commissioner's investigative and enforcement authority, and possible penalties for violations.
For the second half of the course, we'll calculate LTV ratios, understand fee limitations and usury, then emphasize recordkeeping requirements. Both the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act and the Good Funds Settlement Act will be explored. Later, we'll interpret some key rules in mortgage transactions, like the Tangible Benefit Rule and Ability-to-Pay Rule. A comprehensive look at advertising comes next, until a series of case studies and relevant codes about appraisers in mortgage fraud cases finishes the module.
To promote comprehension, students will complete a 5-question quiz and short activity after each module. A 15-question final exam will wrap up the course.
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- Course ID(s): 12074, 12027
- Approved By: NMLS
Mary Tillery, loan originator and Sales Manager at Guild Mortgage, in Grants Pass Oregon, has been actively involved in home lending since 1986. She has originated everything from first time homebuyers, to complex construction financing and reverse mortgages, besides all forms of more traditional lending. Mary combines her depth of knowledge with a sincere desire to know, love and serve her clients. She has been teaching home buying classes for 20+ years and loves to share her knowledge with not just her clients, but with people in the industry who are interested in growing.