Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 1. Montana Mortgage Act

Examination Requirements For Mortgage Loan Originators

32-9-110. Examination requirements for mortgage loan originators. (1) An individual seeking a mortgage loan originator's license shall submit to an examination.

(2) In order to meet the examination requirement referred to in subsection (1), an individual shall pass, in accordance with the standards established under this section, a qualified written exam developed by the NMLS that is administered by an approved test provider.

(3) A written examination may not be treated as a qualified written examination for purposes of this section unless the exam adequately measures the applicant's knowledge and comprehension in appropriate subject areas, including but not limited to:

(a) ethics;

(b) federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to mortgage origination; and

(c) federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to fraud, consumer protection, the nontraditional mortgage product marketplace, and fair lending issues.

(4) An individual may not be considered to have passed a qualified examination unless the individual achieves an exam score of at least 75%.

(5) An individual may retake a test three consecutive times with each consecutive test being taken at least 30 days after the previous testing date.

(6) An individual who fails three consecutive tests may not take the test for at least 6 months from the date of failing the third test.

(7) A licensed mortgage loan originator who fails to maintain a valid license for a period of 5 years shall retake the test. The 5-year period may not take into account any time during which the person is a registered mortgage loan originator. (See part compiler's comment regarding contingent suspension.)

History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 516, L. 2003; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 498, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 321, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 125, L. 2013.