Monthly Archives: January 2012

February Course Renewal Window Opens on Wednesday


The following courses are up for renewal; providers have until 11:59pm ET on February 29 to submit the course renewal application and pay the fees. If you do not intend to renew the course, please let Alan Ridenour (aridenour@csbs.org) know as it will assist us with our planning efforts.

PROVIDER NAME

COURSE ID

411 Mortgage Training

2040

Academy for Professional Mortgage Originator Licensing LLC

2063

Academy for Professional Mortgage Originator Licensing LLC

2064

Accelerated Training Systems

2043

Accelerated Training Systems

2065

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1340

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1353

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1354

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1355

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1356

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1357

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

1366

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2047

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2048

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2049

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2050

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2051

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2053

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2054

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2055

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2056

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2057

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2058

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2059

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2066

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2067

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2068

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2071

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2072

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2073

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2083

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2084

Advanced Education Systems LLC d/b/a TrainingPro

2085

AllRegs

2041

AllRegs

2081

AllRegs

2090

Alpha College of Real Estate

1349

America’s Mortgage Trainers dba Florida Mortgage School

1365

Association of Mortgage Educators

1370

Broker Knowledge Group

2061

Cape School Inc.

1381

Champions School of Real Estate LTD

2080

CMS Consultants Inc

1351

Connecticut Mortgage Bankers Association, Inc.

1384

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

1379

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

1385

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

1386

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

1392

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

2045

Financial Strategies Mortgage, Inc.

2082

Florida Association of Mortgage Brokers, Inc.

2076

Hondros College

1375

Jim Montrym’s National Loan Originator’s School d/b/a Florida Mortgage Broker School

2092

LoanOfficerSchool.com

1380

Mortgage Trainers of North America

1382

Mortgage Trainers of North America

2042

MortgageEducation.com

1361

MortgageEducation.com

1362

MortgageEducation.com

1363

MortgageEducation.com

2077

MortgageEducation.com

2078

MortgageEducation.com

2079

MortgageEducation.com

2093

MortgageEducation.com

2095

National Association of Mortgage Fiduciaries

2089

Power Training

2052

Power Training

2087

Power Training

2088

Praedo Institute

2044

Praedo Institute

2060

Praedo Institute

2062

Praedo Institute

2074

ProSchools, Inc.

1342

ProSchools, Inc.

1343

ProSchools, Inc.

1387

ProSchools, Inc.

1388

ProSchools, Inc.

1389

ProSchools, Inc.

1390

ProSchools, Inc.

2070

ProSchools, Inc.

2075

ProSchools, Inc.

2086

ProSchools, Inc.

2091

Radian Guaranty

1359

Tennessee Association of Mortgage Professionals

1350

The Lambuth Group, Inc. DBA Career Development Center.

1373

January Provider Renewal Window Closing; February Renewal Window Opens on Wednesday


The January course provider renewal period will close tomorrow night at 11:59pm ET, and the February renewal period will open on Wednesday.  Course providers listed below have until February 29 to pay the fees and submit their renewal applications. Organizations seeking to renew are reminded to closely review the application and other requirements posted under the Course Provider Section of the Resource Center. If you do not intend to renew as a provider please let Alan Ridenour (aridenour@csbs.org) know and we won’t send follow-up e-mail.

Providers Scheduled for Renewal in February:

1400363

MAECOM

1400376

Virginia Community College System

1400375

Idaho Association of Mortgage Brokers

1400348

Felde Publications & Programs

1400374

New Hampshire Mortgage Bankers and Brokers Association

1400366

Real Estate Educational Services

1400368

The Professional Development Institute

1400370

Mortgage University, Inc. (D.B.A. FHA Online University)

1400377

Real Estate Education Center

1400379

The Georgia Training Center

1400385

RDH Education Services

1400378

Hughes Real Estate School

Implementation of Effective Dates for Test Components


To:          NMLS Approved Course Providers
From:    Anne Altman, Sr. Manager, Mortgage Testing Program
Date:     January 9, 2012

Subj:      Implementation of Effective Dates for Test Components

Overview – On January 9, 2012 the State Regulatory Registry LLC (SRR) will begin implementing the use of “Effective Dates” for selected SAFE MLO Test Components.  After carefully reviewing its test maintenance policies and procedures, SRR determined that this practice would benefit candidates and SAFE MLO Test stakeholders. The remainder of this memo provides more information about the practice and its implementation.

Implementation – “Effective Dating” refers to the practice of assigning a test component an effective date which will communicate to test candidates and other interested parties the currency of legislation which is used to determine the content of test questions.  For example, candidates taking the National Component of the SAFE MLO Test on and after January 9, 2012 will see that the “Effective Date” of that component is December 8, 2011.  This communicates to candidates that the content of test questions will reflect statutes, regulations and rules which were in effect on or prior to the effective date.  If statutes, regulations and rules change after December 8, 2011, the test questions will not reflect these changes and candidates should answer questions based on the statutes, regulations and rules which were in effect on or before December 8, 2011.

The “Effective Dating” practice will be applied to selected test components and then gradually applied to all test components over time.  The National Component of the SAFE MLO Test will be the first component to receive an Effective Date, which will be December 8, 2011.  Candidates taking that component on or after January 9, 2012 will see the effective date notice as part of the Rules of Conduct notice which candidates are required to acknowledge before starting to answer test questions.

The effective date and the related notice also will be applied to the content outline which accompanies each test component.  The Resource Center, where the content outlines are posted, will include a new table which lists the effective dates, if applicable, for the various test components.  Here is a link to the Resource Center displaying the content outline of the National Component of the SAFE MLO Test and the new table.

The effective date for each test component will remain in effect until a new effective date is published.

Impact on Candidates and Course Providers – Once fully implemented, we believe the effective dating practice will benefit candidates and course providers alike.  As candidates prepare for a test with an effective date, they will know how current any given test component is regarding statutes, regulations, and rules which affect the test content.  However, it is important to emphasize, that candidates are still responsible for knowing current statutes, regulations and rules regardless of the effective date of any given test component.  Likewise, the material and instruction which course providers offer in their NMLS approved courses must include the most up-to-date information on statutes, regulations, and rules even if a test component may have an older effective date.

Until a test component carries an effective date, candidates and course providers should assume that the test content reflects current statutes, regulations, and rules.

Summary – In your role as NMLS Approved Course Providers, licensure candidates often rely on your organizations and instructors for valuable guidance and assistance as they prepare to take the SAFE MLO Test components.  We believe the new “Effective Dating” process will benefit candidates and course providers.  If you have questions about this process, please contact me at aaltman@csbs.org.  Thanks for your cooperation and support.

Invitation to Attend NMLS Annual Conference and Training Feb 6-10, 2012


The Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System & Registry (NMLS) will be hosting the fourth annual NMLS Conference & Training for regulatory and industry system users, education providers, consultants, and other interested parties. Designed for both new and experienced users, the conference will provides an invaluable exchange of information on issues of importance to the mortgage industry to include the role of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau.   Of particular interests to course providers, NMLS will discuss the status of the development of the Uniform State Test, provide feedback from the industry about the quality and deliver of online courses, as well as facilitate discussions about how to design and deliver highly interactive courses that will meet regulatory requirements.

Over 400 regulators, mortgage companies and banks attended last year’s conference.  This year’s conference is expected to be even larger so interested course providers are encouraged to register and reserve a hotel room soon!

The 2012 Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Arizona.  Registration information, a list of speakers, and other conference details, may be found at http://www.cvent.com/events/nmls-annual-conference-training/event-summary-aa8a2684e4fd4d8abb808495c2a879b0.aspx