Steps to Obtaining a Florida Loan Originator License


Step 1. Meet the Department of Financial Services Requirements


Visit or call 850-410-9500 to obtain an application and fingerprint card for licensure. You must submit your completed application with the proper fees by the 15th of the month prior to taking the exam. The exam is offered the fourth Tuesday of every month except November and December when it is the second Tuesday. You will be notified within 7 days of your examination date. The mortgage broker examination must be taken within 90 days of your submission of the application to the Department of Financial Services.


Step 2. Prepare for your State Morgage Broker License Examination


The examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions that must be completed within 3 hours. You must receive a passing score of 75% or greater on the state exam.


Exams are given in: St. Petersburg, Naples, Orlando, Ft. Lauderdale, Port St. Lucie, Tallahassee and Jacksonville.



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