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6-991.07. Examination; fee; definition
A. Each applicant for an original loan originator license, before issuance of the license, shall take and pass an examination that is developed or otherwise deemed acceptable by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry established by the secure and fair enforcement for mortgage licensing act of 2008 (P.L. 110-289; 122 Stat. 2810; 12 United States Code sections 5101 through 5116) or its successor and that is given under the supervision of the department or its designee. The examination must reasonably examine the applicant's knowledge of all of the following:
1. The obligations between principal and agent.
2. The applicable canons of business ethics.
3. The arithmetical computations common to mortgage brokerage.
4. The principles of real estate lending.
5. The general purposes and legal effect of mortgages, deeds of trust and security agreements.
6. The terms and conditions of conforming and nonconforming residential mortgage products.
B. The examination is subject to the superintendent's approval.
C. An applicant may take the examination three consecutive times with each consecutive taking occurring at least thirty days after the preceding examination. An applicant who fails the examination on three consecutive occasions must wait at least six months before taking the examination again.
D. All examinations shall be given, conducted and graded in a fair and impartial manner and without unfair discrimination between individuals examined. The department's designee shall inform the applicant of the result of the examination within thirty days after the examination.
E. The superintendent shall set the fee for each examination that is consistent with the requirements established by the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry established by the secure and fair enforcement for mortgage licensing act of 2008 (P.L. 110-289; 122 Stat. 2810; 12 United States Code sections 5101 through 5116) or its successor. The superintendent may contract for the examination for the licensing of applicants. If the superintendent contracts for the examination, the fee for examination for licenses pursuant to this section is payable directly to the contractor by the applicant for examination.
F. For the purposes of this section, "applicant" means a person who has submitted a completed application in the form prescribed by the superintendent.