Pre-licensing Requirements

Ohio requires that individuals seeking licensure as an MLO are required to complete 24 hours of NMLS-approved education. This education must include 3 hours of federal law, 3 hours of ethics (which must include instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues), 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, 12 hours of undefined education (referred to as electives), and 4 hours of Ohio-specific state law instruction.

As mentioned, Ohio has a 4-hour state specific pre-licensing education course requirement. Please view our Ohio PE course options below.

If you haven’t completed your initial 20 hours of SAFE education, click here to view our 20 Hour SAFE options.