Are You a Mortgage Originator in Washington State?

I'm wondering if you have successfully registered with the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System?  Please comment below and let me know.

I registered at 9:00 pm on October 1, 2008 and DFI is telling me that they're classifying my registration effective October 2, 2008 (one day past the deadline)…I don't recall seeing any information about effective hours for registration–just the date.

I'm betting that we have many local LO's who have not yet taken the steps necessary to originate mortgages in Washington State in 2009–just over a month away.

HoldingbreathThe NMLS site is…well I can't think of any pleasant ways to describe it–it seems very unorganized and unclear.  Plus the buttons/links are not easy to find.  My advice to you is to not delay any further.  If you think you've registered, you may want to visit the site to verify and to be sure that you have "renewed"  your license for 2009.  I know some are hoping that there will be an extension granted for loan originators…but I certainly wouldn't hold my breath.

Good luck!  I'd love to hear from you via commenting below.

Check out my related post at Rain City Guide where I interview Jillayne Schlicke about The SAFE Act.


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  2. Update: it looks like DFI updated my status in the NMLS system last night! Few…I’m getting closer to having this new requirement satisfied. I’ll keep you posted.

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