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20-Hour S.A.F.E. Mortgage Loan Originator Comprehensive Course

Allied Will Pay the $30 Credit Banking Fee to the NMLS Upon Course Completion!

PRICE: $288

Allied’s Mortgage Loan Originator SAFE Comprehensive course is a 20-hour online pre-licensing course. It is designed to satisfy the pre-licensure education requirements to become a mortgage loan originator.  

This 20-hour course includes:

  • 3 hours of federal laws and regulations – includes the TILA-RESPA Rule
  • 3 hours of ethics - includes instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues
  • 2 hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage product marketplace
The remaining 12 hours cover loan products and programs, underwriting, settlement procedures, loan servicing, and default and foreclosure. 
Why Allied's Online MLO Course?
  • Receive an NMLS approved, 100% online education
  • Satisfy SAFE pre-licensure education requirements
  • Benefit from an education with regular attendance and participation
  • Finish your course in 14 days
What You Will Receive:
  • 100% Online Materials
  • 4 Required Sections – Includes activities and exams for each section
  • Online Final Exam – 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Personalized Student Support
What You Will Learn:
  • Recall ethical considerations in mortgage lending.
  • Identify the characteristics of mortgage fraud scams and predatory lending.
  • Differentiate among loan amortization types and specify features of real estate loans.
  • Identify and differentiate among various types of loan programs and financing options.
  • Recall aspects of the real estate loan underwriting and funding decisions.
  • Review the TILA-RESPA Rule and apply it to the completion of the Loan Estimate and Closing Disclosure forms.
  • Recognize elements of the settlement process, including loan-servicing issues.
  • Identify facets of loan default and related procedures, as well as aspects of the foreclosure process.
  • Recall fair lending legislation and specify the consumer protections provided by each fair lending law.
Course Schedule

A course session will start bi-weekly, limit 15 students per session.  Content and assignments will be released as follows:









Day 1




Course Starts
Section 1 Available


Section 1 Exam and Activity Available and Due

Section 2 Available










Section 2 Exam and Activity Available and Due

Section 3 Available


Section 3 Exam and Activity Available and Due

Section 4 Available






Section 4 Exam and Activity Available and Due

Final Exam Available Course Ends 11:59 P.M., PST

Course Attendance /Participation

Attendance in this course is constituted by assignment submission and participation.  There are penalties for non-attendance, including point deductions for late submissions and administrative withdrawal for extended periods of inactivity.

If the student does not begin the course within the first 48 hours, he or she will be administratively withdrawn. 

During the online course, Allied requires the student to regularly communicate with the course instructor and classmates through online means within the learning platform.  Instructors will respond and grade assignments within 24 hours of the due date.

Course Timeframe

Minimum 14 days – Maximum 14 days, no extensions

The NMLS requires that students spend a minimum of 20 classroom hours* in this course.  As such, students will not be permitted to access the Final Exam until they have logged 16.33 real hours (980 minutes) in the course and have successfully passed all required assignments.  If the student completes the coursework before the 980-minute mark, he or she may log the appropriate time by reviewing the 11 units of content.  Students will be logged out of the course after 6 minutes of inactivity.

*A classroom hour is defined as 50 seat minutes for each clock hour the course is approved

How You Will Benefit:
  • Be One Step Closer to SAFE Compliance. All MLOs have to complete at least 20 hours of SAFE mortgage education.
  • Keep Your Career Moving Forward. Continue to focus on leads and conducting business without disruption to your career.  
  • Meet All of Your Education Requirements at One School. Allied also has exam prep to help you prepare for the National Test Component with Uniform State Content, as well as some State Components.

Ready to get started? Allied's 20-Hour S.A.F.E. Mortgage Loan Originator Comprehensive Course enables you to fulfill your required hours and prepare for your new career.

Please Note:
It is individual state law that determines when a state-licensed MLO is required to pass the SAFE Mortgage Test, complete pre-licensure or continuing education training, and when state-licensed MLOs are required to complete their background checks.

State-licensed MLOs should refer to the State Licensing Requirements Page regarding schedules for completing each of the professional requirements.

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Additional Information

Attention California Mortgage Loan Originators, real estate agents and real estate brokers -
get S.A.F.E. compliant now!

Allied is a NMLS approved education provider with the exam prep you need to pass the California state component of the S.A.F.E. exam on your first try.


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