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(a) Before being licensed as a mortgage loan originator, an individual shall pass, under the standards established by this section, a qualified written test on appropriate subject areas, including federal and state law, under 12 U.S.C. 5104(d) (Secure and Fair Enforcement for Mortgage Licensing Act of 2008).
(b) The department shall treat a written test as a qualified written test for purposes of (a) of this section if the department finds that the test adequately measures the applicant's knowledge and comprehension in appropriate subject areas, including
(1) ethics; and
(2) federal and state statutes and regulations relating to mortgage origination, fraud prevention, consumer protection, the nontraditional mortgage marketplace, and fair lending.
(c) This section does not prohibit a test provider approved by the registry from providing a test at the location of the employer of the applicant, the location of a subsidiary or affiliate of the employer of the applicant, or the location of an entity with which the applicant holds an exclusive arrangement to conduct the business of a mortgage loan originator.
(d) To pass a qualified written test, an applicant must answer at least 75 percent of the questions correctly.
(e) An individual may retake a test three consecutive times, but each consecutive taking of a test must occur at least 30 days after taking the preceding test.
(f) After failing three consecutive takings of the same test, an individual shall wait at least six months before retaking the test.
(g) A licensed mortgage loan originator who fails to maintain a valid license for a period of five years or longer shall retake the test. The period without a valid license under this subsection does not include the time the individual is a registered mortgage loan originator.
(h) The department may assess a fee for each administration of a qualified written test.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Alaska Statutes Title 6. Banks and Financial Institutions § 06.60.040. Testing of mortgage loan originators - last updated April 21, 2021 | https://codes.findlaw.com/ak/title-6-banks-and-financial-institutions/ak-st-sect-06-60-040/
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