MORTGAGE LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
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HOW TO BECOME A MORTGAGE LOAN ORIGINATOR:
Unless specifically exempt from the licensing provisions in certain circumstances, anyone who engages in residential mortgage lending activities including mortgage lenders and brokers must be licensed. Employees who originate loans for mortgage lenders or mortgage brokers must be licensed as loan originators. Many of the previously exempt categories have been removed due to recent license law changes – If you believe one of the exemptions is applicable to your activity, contact OFI for verification.
In Louisiana, there is no state residency requirement to have a Louisiana Residential Mortgage Lending License. You are required to be a United States Citizen or a Legal Alien
Step 1: Register for the 20 Hour SAFE Comprehensive License Course. Refer to our Course Schedules on the right side of this page. You may also register by calling one of our Customer Service Representatives at 504-456-1785 in the Greater New Orleans Area or Toll Free at 1-800-257-2741.
Step 2: Register for and pass both the national and state components of the SAFE Compliance Exam. Once you have passed the exam, you will need certification of passing to apply for your license.