32-9-116. Employment of mortgage loan originator. (1) A mortgage loan originator may transact business for only one employing mortgage broker or one employing mortgage lender licensed in accordance with the provisions of this part.
(2) If the employment of a mortgage loan originator is terminated, the sponsoring mortgage broker or mortgage lender shall remove sponsorship of the mortgage loan originator on the NMLS within 5 business days of the termination. The mortgage loan originator's license must be placed in "Approved-Inactive" status until the license is sponsored by a mortgage broker or mortgage lender. If at the end of the next renewal period the license is not sponsored by a mortgage broker or mortgage lender, it must be automatically placed in "Terminated-Expired" status for failure to renew. The removal of sponsorship of the license of any mortgage loan originator extinguishes the right of the mortgage loan originator to engage in any residential mortgage loan origination activity until NMLS procedures have been followed to sponsor the license. (See part compiler's comment regarding contingent suspension.)