1 Hour Elective: The Power of USDA | Online, Self-Study

The Power of USDA Highlights

This is an engaging and convenient online course designed to deepen your understanding of the USDA loan program. Whether you're a mortgage professional seeking to expand your knowledge or a real estate agent looking to better serve your clients, this self-study course is perfect for you.

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  • Covers the topics you need to know to maintain your license and stay compliant
  • Beyond the ordinary check-the-box online training experience
  • Easy to complete anywhere, any time
  • Fast NMLS credit-banking


About This Course:
Home affordability is one of the biggest concerns for today's homebuyers, especially with the recent rise in interest rates. Low- and moderate-income consumers feel priced out of the market in many areas and are looking for solutions to help them achieve the American dream of homeownership even if it means leaving the urban core. As one of the original affordable-housing programs, USDA Rural Development is a necessary tool in a tough lending environment. This one-hour elective will cover all of the basics you need to know to add this powerful product to your lending arsenal. From income and geographic eligibility to the difference between household and qualifying income to calculating the USDA Guarantee Fee, you'll acquire knowledge to help you confidently bring this option to the right consumers at the right time.


This Course is Successive Year Compliant

Successive Year Rule
The SAFE Act stipulates that a state-licensed MLO may not take the same approved course in the same or successive years to meet the annual requirements for continuing education. NMLS has interpreted the term successive years to mean two years in a row.


NMLS Approved Course ID 15213


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Course Credit:

1 Hour Continuing Education

Online Self-Study


  1. This online course features:
    • Convenient self-paced instruction – Start today!
    • Ability to view your progress and resume where you left off.
    • Knowledge checks to help you prepare for the final exam.
    • Interactive case studies, scenarios and activities (not all text-based).
    • Instant grading of final exam.
  2. NMLS does not approve courses that are taken on a mobile device. Attempting to complete this course with any mobile device may disrupt your learning experience.
  3. As a reminder, the SAFE Act mandates that an MLO may not take the same course two years in a row.

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