8 Hour SAFE Comprehensive CE: Today's Lending Trends

Mortgage Continuing Education Highlights

With Real Estate Institute, deep dive into FHA lending, cybersecurity issues and credit scoring with our new continuing education NMLS course (Today's Lending Trends) that goes beyond your typical check-the-box CE. Active industry professionals designed this program with mortgage loan originators like you mind. With our top-rated NMLS course, you will leave with the knowledge and confidence to go out into the real world, offer new products, and close more loans – that’s the Real Estate Institute Advantage.

Don’t settle for less when you could be getting more from a school that gives you more - real-world experience from real-world professionals. You won’t get that from a mass-produced textbook. With today's rapid changes in the mortgage marketplace, you need to be prepared to adapt – we’re here to help with simple NMLS renewal.

Join over 9,500+ raving alumni who have given Real Estate Institute’s mortgage continuing education course that goes beyond the NMLS required topics, their stamp of approval.

Choose an Option to Fit Your Schedule:

Online Icon   Online Self-Study ($114.00)
8-Hour SAFE Core CE: Now 100% Video in Online Self-Study
  • 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
Classroom Icon    Webinar Icon
   Live Class ($139.00) or Webinar ($124.00)
  • For this option, you will be prompted to schedule your class before completing checkout
  • Spend the day on training that goes way beyond the ordinary check-the-box experience
  • Best for those who prefer live, interactive training
  • Live classes offered in Chicago and suburbs (as well as private classes nationwide) 
  • Fast NMLS credit-banking
  • No final exam

*NMLS requires webinar participants to be visible on camera from at least the shoulders up for the duration of the course instruction. If you are unable to comply with these requirements, we must remove you from the webinar and reschedule you to a future date.


Key Course Features:

  • Review the most common violations noted in audits of mortgage companies so you can avoid trouble with your regulators.
  • Understand the duties imposed on your companies by the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, including a review of the required privacy notice.
  • Stay on top of in-demand products in today's market with a deep-dive into FHA lending and the Mutual Mortgage Insurance Fund.
  • Be ready to protect yourself, your company and your borrowers’ data with a look at cybersecurity concerns, including a review of trends in hacking and an exploration of the required cybersecurity program.
  • Review credit scoring, including a look at the newer models that will soon be incorporated into residential lending underwriting standards.


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 16232 NMLS Approved Course ID 16278 NMLS Approved Course ID 16277


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Course Credit:

8 Hours Continuing Education

Online Self-Study

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  1. This program requires the use of a desktop or laptop computer. NMLS does not approve courses to be taken on mobile devices. Attempting to complete this course with any mobile device may disrupt your learning experience. Click here to test your computer's compatibility with our webinar platform.
  2. This program requires the use of a webcam. NMLS requires students to be visible on camera from at least the shoulders up for the duration of the course instruction. If a student is unable to comply with these requirements, they will be removed from the webinar.
  3. The required comprehensive course materials are included in the course tuition and supplied to each student, providing an explanatory and informative permanent reference.
  4. Some states also have state-specific education requirements that must be met. This course covers the 8-hour comprehensive requirement. See the NMLS State-Specific Education Requirements Chart for details.
  5. 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.