8 Hour SAFE Act Comprehensive CE 2018 – The Mortgage Professional – Details

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Course Delivery Time:  8 one hour classroom presentation videos and quizzes, case study and final exam to be completed within 24 hours.

S.A.F.E. ACT Continuing Education Requirements

The Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008 (SAFE Act) requires that state-licensed mortgage loan originators (MLOs) complete annual continuing education. To meet continuing education requirements state-licensed MLOs must complete 8 hours of NMLS approved education which include the following:

3 hours of Federal law and regulations;

2 hours of ethics, this shall include instruction on fraud, consumer protection, and fair lending issues;

2 hours of training related to lending standards for the nontraditional mortgage product marketplace; and

1 hours of undefined instruction on mortgage origination.

8 Hours Total

Purpose of the Course:

The course is designed to present topics that are most important To understanding the financing of residential real estate as generally applied to all states.   The material covered provides an understanding of what a mortgage loan originator and a mortgage broker need to know in the performance of the origination of a residential mortgage loan.  The course is broken up into 5 Module areas as follows:

  1. Ethics for the Mortgage Professional
  2. Federal Mortgage Laws in 2018
  3. The Ethics of Borrowers
  4. Non-Traditional Products -  What are Lender Options in 2018
  5. Regulatory Update for 2018


To make available quality mortgage education in compliance with the SAFE Act for the primary purpose of developing knowledgeable mortgage professionals to better serve consumers.  

Course Objectives:

This 8-hour course has been developed to meet the minimum standards as set forth by the SAFE Act.  The course has been developed by industry professionals with 50 plus years of combined mortgage, business and teaching experience. 

The main objective of the course is to provide each student with the necessary knowledge as required by the SAFE Act to meet annual Continuing Education Requirements.  Each module includes the content and objectives along with a Session quiz which are designed to stimulate an understanding of the material.

Course Objectives

  • Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:·    To understand UDAAP and its implications for Mortgage Originators

    ·    Discuss disclosure provisions of federal laws related to mortgage lending.

    ·    Recognize indicators of mortgage ethical situations.

    ·    Identify predatory lending practices and non-traditional products

    ·    Discuss agency guidelines on lending and subprime loans.

    ·    Understand the recent changes in mortgage regulations

MODULE 1 Ethics Today and The Mortgage Professional

Session 1 : UDAAP           (Ethics)                                                                                                                                               

Learning Objectives

1.       To understand what UDAAP stands for.

2.       To understand the definition of "material"

3.       To understand what makes an act or practice unfair

4.       To understand how deceptive acts or practices are used

5.       To know examples of UDAAP acts or practices.

6.       To know the primary concerns under UDAAP

7.       To know what substantial injury is.

8.       To see how material interference and taking unreasonable advantage of people are abusive acts.

9.       To Know if avoidable acts or practices are unfair.

10.   To understand how public policies, affect UDAAP violations

11.   To understand the FTC Test for advertising

12.   To understand the how ethics guides the needs of the customer over your own 

Teaching Methods: Power Points, Video PowerPoint Presentation and Quiz

Module 2 Federal Mortgage Laws

Session 2: Truth-in Lending       (Federal Laws)                                                                                                                                 

Learning Objectives       

1.       To understand what is beneath all laws and regulations on lending

2.       To understand what is loan “consummation”

3.       To understand what TILA applies to

4.       To understand what loans covered under TILA

5.       To understand the definition of a "PERSON" under TILA

6.       To know how to comply with TILA

7.       To know important definitions under TILA

8.       To know the what the definition of “Application” is under TILA

9.       To understand how loans for personal or family purposes is defined

10.   To understand the definition of dwellings under TILA

11.   To understand TILA advertising restrictions

12.   To understand what are triggering terms in advertising

13.   To understand what advertisements requires additional disclosures

14.   To understand critical criteria of multi-page ads

15.   To understand what are TILA permissible finance charges

16.   To understand which third party fees for conducting closings are considered finance charges

17.   To know how to determine if the APR is correct

18.   To understand TILA permissible tolerances

19.   To understand what makes a finance charge accurate

20.   To know purpose of identifying finance charge violations

21.   To understand how APR is used by consumers to compare between lenders when shopping

22.   To understand how to disclose Finance Charges on Initial LE

23.   To understand "Zero Tolerance" for origination fees and other charges borrowers cannot shop for

24.   To understand the issues that arises from overstated finance charges

25.   To understand the relationship between federal and state laws controlling mortgage originators.

 Session 3: Truth-in Lending Continued (Federal Laws)            1 Hour

Learning Objectives

1.       To understand TILA Refinancing Right to Rescind

2.       To understand who the right of rescission applies to

3.       To know which borrowers must receive a Right to Cancel notice at closing?

4.       To know how to determine the rescission period for a refinance

5.       To understand the extended right to rescind

6.       To understand material disclosure related to rights to rescind

7.       To understand why consumers rescind

8.       To understand effects of rescissions

9.       To understand when creditors are required to refund any money or property

10.   To know what creditors must file in the public record


Teaching Methods: Power Points, Video PowerPoint Presentation and Quiz

Session 4: RESPA              (Federal Laws)                                                                                                                                               

Learning Objectives

1.       To understand the primary purpose of RESPA Reg "X"

2.       To know the services covered under RESPA

3.       To know loans covered under RESPA

4.       To understand RESPA Tolerances

5.       To understand the three tolerance categories

6.       To understand change of circumstances and how they affect the CD

7.       To understand the affect If the loan originator selects a third-party settlement service provider

8.       To understand the effect of charges exceeding tolerance for a specific category

9.       To understand RESPA prohibitions

10.   To understand when a thing of value is received in connection with a business referred:

11.   To understand how fees in a marketing service agreement would be legal.

12.   To understand when affiliated business arrangement exists and the disclosure of the arrangement

13.   To know what a "thing of value" is

14.   To understand the effect a charge for which a nominal service has

15.   To know what percentage ownership requires affiliated Business disclosures

16.   To understand marketing service agreements and what makes them legal

17.   To understand the effect when the payment of a thing of value exceeds the value of the services provided

18.   To know how to deal with expenses for web banners, signs and sharing home buyer guides

19.   To understand RESPA Section 8

20.   To know when the CFPB takes action for RESPA violations

21.   To know what kickbacks are

Module 3 Ethics on Borrower Activities

Session 5:  BSA/AML                                      (ETHICS)                                                                                            

Learning Objectives       

1.       To understand the Bank Secrecy Act and why we should care

2.       To understand the Anti-money laundering rules and how they affect mortgage professionals

3.       To understand the purpose of the establishment of the Financial Sector Assessment Program

4.       To understand what violations of AML rules are

5.       To know under BSA/AML rules, a how "bank" is defined

6.       To know what an "established customer" is

7.       To know what monetary instruments include

8.       To understand the definition of "structuring,"

9.       To understand what the term "loan or finance company specifically includes

10.   To understand The Customer Identification Program (CIP)

11.   To understand the regulatory requirements for CIP

12.   To know how an "extension of credit" for CIP purposes is considered

13.   To understand the failure to comply with reporting requirements

14.   To understand Section 1010 and 1029 of Title 31 C.F.R. that requires mortgage lenders to establish AML programs

15.   To understand what reportable transactions are.

16. To understand BSA/AML penalties for non-compliance

17.   To know what FinCen is

Module 4 Non-Traditional Mortgage Products in 2018

Session 6:  Non-Traditional Products                  (Non-traditional Products)                                                     

Learning Objectives       

  1. To understand how nontraditional products are defined
  2. To understand the general characteristics of subprime loans
  3. To understand the primary reasons for the mortgage crisis
  4. To know what deferred principal refers to
  5. To understand misaligned incentives referring to originators putting borrowers into risky loans
  6. To understand Interest only loans
  7. To understand the Loan Originator Compensation rule
  8. To know what the LO Compensation rules prohibit
  9. To understand what is the “safe harbor” for lenders
  10. To understand the anti-steering rule
  11. To understand Dual compensation
  12. To know why The Interagency Statement on Subprime Mortgage Lending was developed
  13. To understand the common factor in subprime and non-prime
  14. To understand The Statement on Subprime Lending
  15. To understand what is considered in the risk layering assessment.
  16. To understand when borrowers want advice on not paying their mortgage:
  17. To understand loan limits
  18. To understand the Loan Limit Geocoder
  19. To understand how amortization is defined
  20. To understand how the interest rates on a 15 year mortgage compared to a 30 year mortgage
  21. To know what Portfolio loans are
  22. To understand how mortgage payments can lowered by paying down the principal
  23. To understand why Adjustable rate mortgages may be more suited for some buyers

Session 7:  Non-traditional Products Continued – (Non-traditional Products)                                                                                  

Learning Objectives       

1.       To know how to determine the fully amortizing payment on a mortgage

2.       To know the risk level of each interest payment types

3.       To understand the advantages and disadvantages of an interest only loan

4.       To understand Interest and ARM calculations

5.       To know what the life cap is

6.       To know what the interest rate floor is

7.       To understand the components of an ARM

8.       To understand Negative Amortization

9.       To understand the payment options on a negative amortization loan

10.   To understand the start rate on a Negative amortization loan

11.   To understand how payments on HELOCS differ from home equity loans

12.   To understand how Reverse mortgages are designed for borrowers

13.   To understand the most important disclosure for consumers taking a balloon mortgage

14.   To understand how a "construction loan" payments are calculated

Module 5 Update of Federal Mortgage Laws 2018

Session 8   Statutory and Regulatory Update 2018       (Federal Laws)                                                                                

  Learning Objectives

1.           To understand 2018 Regulatory updates during the past year

2.           To understand the 2018 TRID rule

3.           To understand how the tolerance may be reset

4.           To understand what are changes in circumstances

5.           To understand the three-day waiting period for a corrected Closing Disclosure

6.           To understand THE BLACK HOLE

7.           To better understand violations under TRID

8.           To understand when there is a violation in the tolerances, lenders must refund borrowers

9.           To understand what failures to reimburse consumers may constitute

10.       To understand the effect of the CFPB slowing down enforcement actions


12.       To understand how the SAFE Act was amended

13.       To understand the requirements to qualify for transitional licensing

14.       To understand the new law and what consumers must be permitted to do

15.       To know how Veterans applying for a refinance are affected

* Some states require additional PE credits that are state specific.  We offer these courses in an online self study format at an additional charge.