Monthly Archives: November 2011

Deadline to Submit Courses for Late CE Catalog is November 30

Course providers seeking to participate to in the 2012 Late CE catalog are reminded that the deadline to submit course applications is November 30th.   The 2012 Late CE catalog will be published and made available to MLOs on January 3, 2012.

November Course Provider Renewal Period Closes Wednesday; December Period Opens on Thursday

This month’s course provider renewal period is scheduled to close at 11:59pm ET on Wednesday, November 30th, and the December renewal period will open on Thursday.  The below listed providers have until December 31 to submit for renewal. In light of the holiday season course providers are strongly encouraged to not wait until the last minute to submit renewal applications.  Please also closely review the documentation posted under the Course Provider Section of the Resource Center to ensure they are in compliance with all requirements prior to submitting the application and paying the fees.

Providers Scheduled for Renewal in December:

Gateway Compliance, LLC
Destiny Advisors
Tennessee Association of Mortgage Professionals
North Carolina Housing Finance Agency
Mortgage Success Source, LLC
Morton Associates (MAREMI)
New York Real Estate Institute
Chamberlin Real Estate School
The Professional Career Center, Inc.
The Realty Institute
Western NY School of Real Estate
National Association of Professional Mortgage Women
George Weiss Insurance School
Fowler Financial Education and Consulting
The Real Estate School
Kovats Real Estate and Insurane Schools
Greater Rochester Association of REALTORS
Alpha College of Real Estate
Allied Business Schools, Inc.
PorterWorks, Inc.
Elite CME, Inc.
Informed, Inc.
Andy Gray Schools of Real Estate, Inc.
Accelerated Training Systems

CE State Deadline Reminder

For a number of states, the deadline to complete CE is this week!

Georgia: October 31 Passed
District of Columbia: November 1 Passed
Kentucky: November 30
West Virginia: November 30
Delaware: December 1
Iowa: December 1
Kansas: December 1
Puerto Rico: December 1
Vermont: December 1
Idaho: December 15
Washington: December 15

Course providers are reminded they have seven (7) calendar days from the course end date to complete credit banking.  Please contact Alan Ridenour ( or Rich Madison ( to report any credit banking problems.

State Licensing Report for Q3

NMLS has updated the report entitled A Nationwide View on State-Licensed Mortgage Entities to included data for the third quarter of 2011. The report provides aggregated information at a national and state level for companies, branches and individuals licensed or registered by state agencies.

NMLS Thanksgiving Holiday Hours

NLMS offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  Normal office hours will resume on Monday, November 28.   We wish the entire course provider community and safe and enjoyable holiday.

2012 Functional Specification for All NMLS Approved Courses Now Available

The final functional specification of all NMLS Approved Courses has been posted in the course provider section of the NMLS Resource Center under Notices and Examples.  The functional specification includes detailed requirements that must be met for all four course formats which may be employed to deliver NMLS approved education, including classroom courses.

Please Report Course Completions to NMLS as Soon as Possible

Course providers are reminded that they have an obligation to report course completions for every MLO who completes a course within 7 calendar days of the course completion.  With the annual renewal period open we have received numerous reports of MLOs complaining that their course completion is not in the system.  This problem is compounded by the fact that in a majority of states MLOs cannot request renewal unless their record is showing CE compliance.  Here are three simple rules for CE:

–          Always provide an end-of-course completion certificate for every course completed regardless of classroom format (classroom, webinar, self-study, online PE).

–          When provided with an NMLS ID number, credit bank with 7 calendar days (report sooner to avoid calls from anxious MLOs).

–          Be aware of the “Successive Years” rule which precludes an MLO from taking the same course two years in a row.

If you need assistance with credit banking please contact either Alan Ridenour ( or Rich Madison (