Washington Continuing Education Requirements
Every state-licensed MLO (in any approved status) is required to complete at least 9 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, 1 hour of elective course content, plus one (1) additional hour of WA education (referred to as an elective). Number of hours is 3/2/2/1 + 1hr of WA law = 9
You can view our Washington 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 15, annually. However, MLOs in Washington 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.