CO-DORA has updated the course content for the required 2 hours of pre-licensure education. The outline has been updated to reflect recent changes approved by the Colorado Board of Mortgage Loan Originators to state specific regulation to comply with the federal integrated disclosure rules. Changes reflected in the course content outline include:
- Strike all of CRS 12-61-914(2)- Written Disclosure of Fees
- Strike all of CRS 38-40-102- Disclosure of Cost
- Moved all deceptive practices from 12-61-911 to 12-61-905.5- Prohibited Conduct and Deceptive Practices
- Strike all of 12-61-911- Prohibited Conduct
The revised content outline has been posted on the course provider page of the NMLS Resource Center. It is requested that CO state-specific PE courses by updated no later than July 15, 2016 or upon course renewal, whichever is soonest.
Help Us Help You! We’re encountering a problem where some providers are initiating course approval or renewal projects in the Education Management System (EMS) but then are not submitting the course content until several weeks later. This practice is negatively impacting the time it takes for courses to get approved.
As a rule you should only submit new courses for approval/renewal when the course content is ready to be reviewed. Within 24 hours of the fees being paid in the EMS a project is created in the content portal (Basecamp) and the content should then be uploaded and made available for the course evaluator. If the content is not there we reassign the evaluator to another project and they only revisit the course at their next window of availability. Bottom line: not having content ready means your course(s) will go to the bottom of the work queue and this could have a serious impact if the course is up for renewal.
Additionally, if you are intending to submit a large number of courses for approval (5 or more), please give us a head’s-up by sending an e-mail to Britton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Just like you we’re trying to manage our resources as efficiently as possible so if we know there are going to be a large number of courses coming in so we can plan accordingly.
Course providers are reminded that California is a state with two agencies: the Bureau of Real Estate (CA-BRE) and the Dept. of Business Oversight (CA-DBO). These two agencies have difference PE/CE requirements:
CA-BRE: No-state-specific PE or CE required
CA-DBO: PE = 2hr of state-specific / CE = 1hr of state-specific
Any MLO who is licensed with BRE and who may be seeking a license with DBO and/or who may have completed 20hrs of PE prior to 2015 and not completed the 2hrs of CA-DBO specific PE must do so before they will be able to submit the application to the Dept. of Business Oversight.
Additionally, we are noticing an increase in the number of MLOs who are completing Late CE in lieu of PE and/or when there is not a requirement for Late CE. The completion of Late CE will not satisfy a PE requirement. Course providers should always encourage MLOs to review their Course Completion Record prior to taking Late CE to see if there is a requirement:
- If the MLO is compliant for PE or CE, the record will show a green check mark.
- If the MLO needs to complete a course, the record will show a yellow caution symbol.
- If the record says “No Federal CE or PE Requirements” or “No State CE Requirements” no education is required for that year or license.
Detailed information about education requirements can be found on the State-Specific Education Charts.