The Missouri Division of Finance handles the
licensing and examinations for residential Mortgage Brokers and regulates all companies
and various providers of consumer credit which pertain to residential mortgages, including
Mortgage Brokers. The same license covers both first and second mortgages.
All Missouri mortgage licenses are handled through the National Mortgage Licensing System.
Prelicensing requirements include approved Courses that are 20 or more hours and contain 3
hours of Federal Law, 3 hours of Ethics, 2 hours of Non-traditional Mortgage Lending plus
12 or more hours of electives. This may be in addition to Missouri-required content. A
minimum of eight hours per year of continuing
education is required nationally per year, per the SAFE act.
The licensing fee for NMLS for Loan
Originators is $169. Click on the link in the preceding sentence for more
details about this license. Check the NMLS website for more details on
Mortgage Broker Licensing. As of 4/1/2010, the NMLS site was being updated with
mortgage broker application information. Until it is update, get the mortgage
broker application here.
Applicants who would like to become a Mortgage Broker must provide a Surety Bond in the
amount of $50,000.
Financial statements and full disclosure of any judgments, bankruptcies or criminal
activity within the last ten years accompany the application. The Division of Finance then
conducts a financial and business responsibility background check.
Mortgage Brokers in Missouri are required to have a physical office within the state.
The Missouri Association of Mortgage Brokers
an affiliate of the National Association of Mortgage Brokers
(NAMB) . These associations are an excellent resource system for those who are looking to
become a Mortgage Broker in Missouri.
We also offer information and resources for Missouri Commercial
Missouri Mortgage Forms
Missouri Reciprocity States
(as of 2/23/2010)
Missouri Approved Mortgage Schools Prelicensing and Postlicensing
Abacus Mortgage Training
|Last Update: 2/22/2010
This list may not include all approved schools. Please visit the Missouri Division of Finance website for the latest list
of approved schools.