California CE

California Continuing Education Requirements

California-DFPI Continuing Education Requirements

The California Department of Financial Protection & Innovation requires every DFPI MLO licensee (in any approved status) to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). Annual CE education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 2 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), and 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of CA-DFPI specific education (referred to as an elective). Number of hours is 3/2/2/ + 1hr of CA-DFPI law = 8

California DRE Continuing Education Requirements

The California Department of Real Estate (DRE) requires every DRE licensee (in any approved status) to complete at least 8 hours of NMLS approved education annually beginning the year they are licensed (unless PE was completed in the same year). Annual CE education must include 3 hours of Federal law, 2 hours of ethics (which shall include fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), and 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, plus one (1) additional hour of undefined education (referred to as an elective). Number of hours is 3/2/2/1 = 8

It should be noted that the biggest difference between DFPI and DRE is that DFPI licensees are required to take the one-hour of California-DFPI specific education, while DRE licensees do not.

You can view our California DFPI 1 Hour Continuing Education course option below. If you haven’t completed your annual 8 hours of SAFE education, click here to view our 7 & 8 Hour SAFE CE options. Our SAFE 7 & 8 hour courses are valid in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

The deadline to complete CE is December 31, 2020. However, MLOs in California are prohibited from submitting an application 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.