2017 ORS 86A.215¹
Education and testing requirements for license
  • education and test providers

(1) An applicant for a mortgage loan originator’s license shall:

(a) Complete, at a minimum, 20 hours of an approved course of prelicensing education that, at a minimum, must include:

(A) Three hours devoted to federal laws and regulations;

(B) Three hours devoted to ethics, with instruction concerning fraud, consumer protection and fair lending; and

(C) Two hours devoted to lending standards applicable to nontraditional mortgages; and

(b) Pass a qualified written test with a score of 75 percent correct or better. The test must measure the applicant’s knowledge of:

(A) Ethics; and

(B) Federal and state laws, regulations and rules that apply to residential mortgage loan origination, including laws, regulations and rules that concern fraud, consumer protection, fair lending and nontraditional mortgages.

(2) For purposes of this section:

(a) An approved course of prelicensing education is a course that the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry has reviewed and for which the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry has approved the contents, provider, instructional standards and means and methods of delivery, using reasonable standards.

(b) A qualified written test is a test that the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry develops and for which the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System and Registry approves the test provider and method of test administration, using reasonable standards.

(3) The director shall accept for the purposes of the requirements set forth in subsection (1) of this section an approved course of prelicensing education that an applicant completed in another state.

(4) This section does not preclude:

(a) An applicant’s employer or a subsidiary, agent or affiliate of the employer from providing an approved course of prelicensing education; or

(b) An approved test provider from administering a qualified test at the business location of the applicant’s employer or an affiliate, subsidiary or agent of the employer or at the business location of a person with which the employer has an exclusive contractual arrangement related to mortgage loan origination.

(5) An applicant may take a qualified test four consecutive times, provided that each test administration occurs 30 days after a previous test administration. If the applicant fails the approved test four consecutive times, the applicant must wait at least six months before retaking the test. [2009 c.863 §5]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 86A—Mortgage Lending, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors086A.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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