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6-991.04. Issuance of license; notice from employing mortgage broker, mortgage banker or consumer lender or registered exempt person; renewal; inactive status; address change; fee
A. The deputy director, on determining that an applicant is qualified and has paid the required fees, shall issue a loan originator's license to the applicant evidenced by a continuous certificate. The deputy director shall grant or deny a license within one hundred twenty days after receiving the completed application and fees. An applicant who has been denied a license may not reapply for a license before one year after the date of the previous application.
B. On issuance of the license, the deputy director shall keep the loan originator's license until a mortgage broker or mortgage banker licensed pursuant to this chapter or a consumer lender employs the loan originator and the employer provides a written notice that the employer has hired the loan originator or until an exempt person who is registered pursuant to section 6-912 provides a written notice that the exempt person has engaged the loan originator on an exclusive contract with the exempt person. The employer shall provide the notice before the loan originator begins working for the employer. Exempt persons who are registered pursuant to section 6-912 shall provide the notice before the loan originator begins work under the exclusive contract with the exempt person. The notice shall be from an officer or other person authorized by the employer or registered exempt person. The notice shall contain a request for the loan originator's license and shall be dated, signed and notarized. On receipt of the request, the deputy director shall forward the loan originator's license to the employing mortgage broker, mortgage banker, consumer lender or registered exempt person.
C. Licenses shall be issued for a one-year period.
D. A loan originator shall apply for renewal on forms prescribed by the deputy director. The application shall include original certificates evidencing the loan originator's successful completion of eight continuing education units during the preceding one-year period by a continuing education provider approved by the deputy director.
E. A loan originator shall pay the renewal fee every year on or before December 31. Licenses not renewed by December 31 are suspended, and the licensee shall not act as a loan originator until the license is renewed or a new license is issued pursuant to this article. A person may renew a suspended license by paying the renewal fee plus a dollar amount to be determined by the deputy director for each day after December 31 that a license renewal fee is not received by the deputy director.
F. Licenses that are not renewed by January 31 of each year expire. A license shall not be granted to the holder of an expired license except as provided in this article for the issuance of an original license.
G. From December 1 through December 31 of each renewal period, a licensee may request inactive status for the following license period. The license shall be placed on inactive status after the licensee pays to the deputy director the inactive status renewal fee and surrenders the license to the deputy director. During inactive status, an inactive licensee shall not act as a loan originator. The license expires if the licensee violates this subsection.
H. At renewal an inactive licensee may return to active status by doing all of the following:
1. Providing the deputy director with evidence that the licensee has met the requirements of section 6-991.03, subsection B.
2. Making a written request to the deputy director for reactivation.
3. Paying the annual licensing fee.
4. Providing the deputy director with proof that the licensee meets all other requirements for acting as a loan originator.
I. The mortgage broker, mortgage banker, consumer lender or registered exempt person shall keep and maintain at the principal place of business in this state the loan originator's license during the loan originator's employment or exclusive contract term. A copy of the loan originator's license shall be available for public inspection during regular business hours.
J. A loan originator shall immediately notify the deputy director of a change in the loan originator's residence address. The deputy director shall endorse the change of address on the license for a fee to be determined by the deputy director.
K. Within five business days after any licensee's employment termination, the employing mortgage broker, mortgage banker, consumer lender or registered exempt person shall do both of the following:
1. Notify the deputy director of the licensee's termination.
2. Return the license to the deputy director.
L. An applicant for a loan originator license who is currently registered with 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 may be granted a temporary license for a period not to exceed one hundred eighty days.
M. The deputy director shall establish a process for loan originators to challenge information that the deputy director enters into the nationwide mortgage licensing system and registry.