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Georgia MLO New License


Get Your Mortgage Loan Originator License in 2024!


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How to Get an NMLS Mortgage License in Georgia



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Apply For Your NMLS Account and ID Number


Complete Your NMLS Pre-License Education


Need to Pass the SAFE MLO National Test


The first step to obtaining your Georgia mortgage license is applying for an NMLS account and ID number. To do so, go to the NMLS website.


Your mortgage license in Georgia requires 20 hours of instruction, which must be pre-approved by the NMLS. This includes 3 hours of Federal law, 3 hours of ethics, 2 hours of non-traditional mortgage lending, and 12 hours of undefined education (electives).


With your education complete, you need to schedule an appointment for the National Test Component exam. Find out more on how to take your NMLS test here. Also check out the NMLS MLO testing handbook.


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Complete Background Checks and Pay All Fees


Apply for Your Georgia Mortgage License


Associate Your NMLS Account with Your Employer


To finalize your application and receive your license, you will need to pay several non-refundable fees and get a background check. Find out more about how to complete your background check here.


After receiving a passing score on your NMLS mortgage exam, you need to apply for your Georgia mortgage loan originator license. You can find more information on this step here.


Your license will still be pending in Georgia until you have an employer sponsorship, which lets the government know that an employer is supervising your individual license. Learn how to associate your NMLS account with your employer here.



The Georgia MLO License: Gateway to an Exciting Career

Are you a social person? Are you focused on useful services? If so, imagine how exciting it would be to meet a wide variety of successful, motivated clients every day who are buying property. Imagine using your natural personality to guide and educate them in this crucial aspect of their finances. And imagine being a lifelong learner.


If you’re interested in a mortgage license in Georgia, you need to obtain one efficiently. Mortgage Educators has perfected our simple process to do that. Use our education bundle to take your 20 hours of general mortgage education, including 3 hours of Georgia electives, in a structured setting. Then, take a practice exam to be completely ready. Let us help you get started serving your community as soon as you can.


Georgia Frequently Asked Questions

In an effort to curb the predatory lending practices that led to the demise of the housing and residential mortgage industry in 2008, the Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act (SAFE) was enacted. This opened up a world of opportunity to those driven to attain an MLO license and then work hard to match people with loan products.


Topic Hours Required
Fair Lending, Ethics, Fraud, and Consumer Protection 3 Hours
Federal Laws and Regulations 3 Hours
Non-Standard Lending 2 Hours
Undefined Electives 12 Hours
Total 20 Hours

If you complete the required 20 hours of education but do not obtain your license for a 3-year period, you'll need to repeat the coursework. The same applies if you let your license lapse for 3+ years before you want to get back into the industry.

A “mortgage broker” refers to an individual or an organization that connects consumers with mortgage loans from a variety of companies. Mortgage brokers frequently employ loan officers. In contrast, a loan officer is an employee who regularly works with borrowers and provides loans that are originated by their employer. Brokers and loan officers need different types of licenses.

Earning your mortgage broker license in Georgia should be considered an investment well worth your time. Here’s what to expect when it comes to licensing fees in Georgia:

NMLS Initial Processing Fee $30
Georgia License Fee $100
Credit Report $15
FBI Criminal Background Check $36.25
Total License Cost $181.25

On an annual basis, Georgia MLO license holders must complete 8 total hours of Comprehensive Continuing Education that must cover:

Topic Required Hours
Federal Regulations and Law 3 Hours
Ethics, including consumer protection, fair lending 2 Hours
Non-Traditional mortgage lending 2 Hours
Georgia Specific Education 1 Hour

Remember to take into account the “successive years” rule, which prohibits loan officers from taking the same CE course two years in a row. Mortgage Educators changes its continuing education course annually to ensure there are no issues with the successive years rule.
The deadline to complete CE in Georgia is October 31st. MLO's in Georgia are actually prevented from applying for license renewal until they have completed their CE. You'll also need to pay the $100 renewal fee.

Mortgage Educators and Compliance is here to answer any additional questions you may have regarding your Georgia mortgage license. For additional questions, feel free to call us at 801-676-2520 or email us at

Begin Your Georgia MLO License Education Today

Are you ready to start an exciting and lucrative career as a mortgage officer in Georgia? Get your education bundle from Mortgage Educators here (or work on your CE requirements), and start your education today.




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