The Idaho Department
of Finance regulates and supervises the Idaho Residential Mortgage Practices Act on
July 1, 2009 the new Idaho Residential Mortgage Practices Act (IRMPA). The IRMPA
incorporates new licensing requirements mandated by the federal SAFE Act and also includes
new requirements for mortgage loan modification companies. Particular attention should be
made to the restriction on fee collection and related timing. All Idaho mortgage
licenses are handled through the National
Mortgage Licensing System.
Pre-license education requirements consist of: three hours instruction on ethics;
three hours instruction on federal law and regulations; two hours instruction on lending
standards for non-traditional mortgage products; two hours of Idaho law directly related
to the IRMPA and Rules; and ten hours instruction on elective topics. All instruction must
be approved by the NMLS. A minimum of eight hours per year of continuing
education is required per year, per the SAFE act.
The licensing fee for NMLS for Loan
is $369. The licensing fee for a broker
is $520. Click on the links in the preceding sentences for more details about each
Pre-license education and continuing education providers and courses for credit are now
obtained solely through the National Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS). Please visit the
"Professional Requirements" section after clicking here.
All licensed Mortgage brokers in the state of Idaho must maintain a physical location
in the state to be able to conduct business.
Association of Mortgage Brokers (IAMB), is an affiliate of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers
(NAMB). The IAMB aims at providing professional training and education for all members and
those who desire to become a Mortgage Broker in Idaho.