State Continuing Education Requirements

Overview of CE Requirements

In order to renew a mortgage license under the SAFE Act, all licensed MLO’s must complete a minimum of 8 hours of annual continuing education. Additionally, renewal in certain states may require additional state-specific hours. At My Mortgage Trainer, we provide NMLS approved continuing education courses that satisfy the nationwide state requirements. Stay informed and up-to-date, by accessing our detailed list of continuing education requirements by state. This comprehensive resource offers all the necessary information for each state’s continuing education.

Continuing Education Deadlines

Please take note that certain states have specific deadlines for completing education, with some as early as October. For instance, Georgia requires CE to be completed by October 31st, while DC and West Virginia set the deadline for November 1st. Licensees in Kentucky and SC-DCA must complete their CE by November 30th. If licensed in Delaware, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Puerto Rico, or Vermont, the deadline is December 1st. Those who are licensed in Washington and UT-DRE have until December 15th. All other states have a December 31st deadline, but it’s important to pay attention to the NMLS SMART renewal deadlines below to ensure timely license renewal. View our Informative Video on Early CE Deadlines Here!

Continuing Education Requirements by State

To access more information and order the required course(s), simply select your state from the list provided below. It’s important to note that every state mandates 7-8 hours of federal SAFE continuing education. If you haven’t completed your Federal 8-hour course, click here to explore your available options.

At a Glance

  • Total CE Required: 8 Hours
  • State-Specific CE: State-Dependent
  • Renewal Fees: Varies by State
  • Renewal Deadline: Check State Checklist
  • New CBC Required? State-Dependent
  • New Credit Report Required? Varies by State
Individual State CE Map