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The California Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) requires Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) to complete eight (8) hours of NMLS-approved CE (Continuing Education).

Do you know what course you need? What steps you need to follow?

C.A.R. Education, offers the eight-hour courses required to complete the NMLS license renewal through NMLS-approved provider OnlineEd.


The course features online text, audio and video content as well as a PDF of the course manual that can be loaded on your Kindle, iPad, Nook, iPhone, iTouch or Android,computer or laptop.

8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive: 2016 Originator Essentials
(For California Real Estate Licensees)
CA Licensees Special ($79.00 + $12.00 NMLS Credit Banking Fee) (NMLS Course ID: 5218) This course is Bureau of Real Estate (CalBRE) accredited for 8 hours of CE credit in Consumer Protection.
This course will instruct mortgage loan originators on a number of regulations that they will have to comply with while taking part in their mortgage loan origination activities. Rules, such as those implemented by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, are set in place to protect the interest and well-being of consumers who apply for mortgages to purchase or refinance their properties. Click here for more information and to purchase. 

8 Hours of 2016 California DBO MLO Continuing Education (For mortgage licensees who are licensed through the California Deptartment of Business Oversight (DBO)

This package contains two courses for mortgage licensees who are licensed through the California Department of Business Oversight (DBO) and are required to take DBO-specific continuing education.  The courses included in this package are:

1. 7 Hour SAFE Core: 2016 Originator Fundamentals (NMLS ID 5296) This course covers the general required categories of 3 hours of federal law, 2 hours of ethics, and 2 hours of nontraditional mortgage. The topics of this course are the new TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure, fair lending regulations, and the Fannie Mae HomeStyle® Renovation loan.

2. 1 Hour CA-DBO SAFE: California State Conduct and Rules (NMLS ID 5352) This course covers the three topics required by the Department of Business Oversight. The course will first outline the California Finance Lenders Law, move on to the California Residential Mortgage Lending Act, and conclude with a review of the California Homeowner Bill of Rights.  Click here for more information and to purchase. 

For more information about the NMLS/SAFE Act and how it affects Residential Mortgage Loan Originators, please visit the following pages at the California Department of Real Estate's website:

Residential Mortgage Loan Origination (MLO) Information

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CalBRE Sponsor Number: 4056

NMLS Sponsor ID: 1400327

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