The S.A.F.E. Act – Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act


Description: The S.A.F.E. Act - Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act explains the purpose of the S.A.F.E. Act and the core elements of the “mortgage loan originator” position. The student will acquire a working knowledge of what activities define a mortgage loan originator, the registration requirements, and the use of the MLO unique identifier.

NOTE: This course is written specifically for the purpose of training front-line Mortgage Loan Originators (MLOs) who are employed by financial institutions covered by the provisions of the S.A.F.E. Act. It does not cover the specific requirements for MLOs who must be state licensed and registered.

Bank compliance managers or those administering the MLO registration process will need additional details not covered in this course. In addition, the course does not discuss the de minimis exception on the assumption that employees of those banks whose mortgage activities are too small to be subject to the S.A.F.E. Act, will not view this course.


Audience: Bank MLOs who need a very basic knowledge of the S.A.F.E. Act requirements. Branch employees who are performing some loan-related functions and who need to know when or if they may need to be registered.


Learning Objectives: After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the goals and requirements of the S.A.F.E. Act
  • Determine the MLO’s role, registration of, and basic requirements for an MLO