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    Washington D.C. Licenses and Regulator Costs

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    The District of Columbia offers a dual authority license for companies that want to lend and broker. We recommend this license type for lenders if there is even a slight possibility that you will broker in the future.

      Mortgage Broker License (Company)
    • NMLS Cost: $1,200
    • Additional Costs: $$15 per credit report, $36.25 per criminal background check;
    • Surety Bond Requirement: ranges from $12,500 to $50,000 depending on volume (contact us for details); if you file four (4) or more applications (ex: branch applications) at the same time, you can obtain a blanket $200,000 surety bond to cover all offices
      Mortgage Dual Authority License (Company)
    • For companies that lend and broker
    • NMLS Cost: $1,400
    • Additional Costs: $$15 per credit report, $36.25 per criminal background check;
    • Surety Bond Requirement: ranges from $12,500 to $50,000 depending on volume (contact us for details); if you file four (4) or more applications (ex: branch applications) at the same time, you can obtain a blanket $200,000 surety bond to cover all offices
      Mortgage Lender License (Company)
    • NMLS Cost: $1,300
    • Additional Costs: $$15 per credit report, $36.25 per criminal background check;
    • Surety Bond Requirement: ranges from $12,500 to $50,000 depending on volume (contact us for details); if you file four (4) or more applications (ex: branch applications) at the same time, you can obtain a blanket $200,000 surety bond to cover all offices
      Mortgage Broker Branch License (Branch)
    • NMLS Cost: $1,120
    • Surety Bond: you must obtain a surety bond rider on your company bond to include the branch address
      Mortgage Dual Authority Branch License (Branch)
    • NMLS Cost: $1,120
    • Surety Bond: you must obtain a surety bond rider on your company bond to include the branch address
      Mortgage Lender Branch License (Branch)
    • NMLS Cost: $1,120
    • Surety Bond: you must obtain a surety bond rider on your company bond to include the branch address
      Mortgage Loan Originator License (individual)
    • NMLS Cost: $330
    • Additional Costs: $15.00 per credit report, $36.25 per criminal background check
    • Education: DC requires 3 hours of DC specific pre-licensure education in addition to to the national requirements