Illinois does NOT require state-specific education. This means that you only need to take the standard 8-Hour SAFE Comprehensive continuing education course.
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Illinois does NOT require state-specific education. This means that you only need to take the standard NMLS 8-hour continuing education course. All license renewal education must be completed by December 31.
Each state has its own license renewal requirements. If you are licensed in other states, check with each state to learn if you need to take any state-specific elective courses. See the NMLS education chart for details. MLOs that hold multiple licenses often take our 7-Hour Core CE course and then the individual electives for each state they need.
The SAFE Act requires licensed mortgage loan originators (MLOs) to take a minimum of 8 hours of continuing education (CE) every year as a condition for mortgage license renewal. Your CE must be completed before submitting paperwork for license renewal through the NMLS website. NMLS continuing education credit hours must be in the following categories:
SMART Deadlines are set each year to help ensure MLOs complete their CE in time for courses to be reported into NMLS and to allow time for submitting the renewal application.
CE course reported to NMLS by Friday, December 9
At-Risk-to-Miss Renewal Deadline:
Course reported to NMLS by Friday, December 16
Guaranteed to Miss Renewal Deadline:
Course reported to NMLS on Friday, December 30
Alert: Many state agencies also have state-specific CE requirements. See the State-Specific Education Requirements for details.
Illinois Contact Details for Mortgage Continuing Education
Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Banking