Let’s explore the Illinois Continuing Education Requirements for MLO’s. In order to renew a Illinois MLO license, you must complete 8 hours of NMLS-approved continuing education annually, starting from the year you obtained your license (unless you completed Pre-licensing education in the same year). This comprehensive education focuses on federal law, ethics, non-traditional mortgage lending, and elective instruction.
As previously mentioned, Illinois does not have a state-specific continuing education requirement. You can satisfy your annual CE requirements by completing an NMLS approved SAFE8 CE course.
Along with completing continuing education, you must actively attest that your records are current, submit your renewal request, and pay the necessary renewal fees through NMLS. To facilitate the application process, make use of the Illinois MLO Renewal Checklist, which offers guidance and assistance.
To fulfill your CE requirement, you have various options available. You can choose to complete our online self-study SAFE8 course. Alternatively, you can satisfy the requirement by participating in one of our engaging SAFE8 CE Webinars. These NMLS Approved Webinars offer the convenience of completing your CE in a single session. Led by our dynamic trainer, Uncle Aaron, these webinars are interactive, fast-paced, and packed with valuable content.
If you still need to complete your annual 8 hours of SAFE education, you can view our 8 Hour SAFE CE options below. You can also click here for more information! It’s worth noting that our SAFE 7 & 8 hour courses are valid and accepted in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
The deadline for completing CE is December 31st in Illinois. It is important to note that MLOs are not allowed to submit a license renewal application unless they have fulfilled the CE requirement. Since it can take up to seven (7) days for course providers to report course completions to NMLS, MLOs are strongly advised against waiting until the last minute to complete their CE. Failure to do so may result in being unable to submit the renewal application on time. In fact, the recommended renewal date is November 1st.
To support you throughout the license renewal process, we have created informative videos that cover topics such as the license renewal process, Mortgage CE FAQs, and how to verify your compliance with the annual CE requirement through your NMLS account. These resources are designed to assist you in your license renewal journey. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel for more great tips and industry-related news!