File No. 34227

This rule was published in the December 1, 2010, issue (Vol. 2010, No. 23) of the Utah State Bulletin.


Commerce, Real Estate

Section R162-2c-204

License Renewal

Notice of Proposed Rule

(Amendment)

DAR File No.: 34227
Filed: 11/10/2010 07:51:17 AM

RULE ANALYSIS

Purpose of the rule or reason for the change:

This amendment is proposed to reflect changes in licensing policies at the national level.

Summary of the rule or change:

An individual who completes pre-licensing education and obtains the associated license within a calendar year is not required to complete additional continuing education to renew the license in the same calendar year.

State statutory or constitutional authorization for this rule:

  • Subsection 61-2c-103(3)

Anticipated cost or savings to:

the state budget:

The state budget for processing license renewals currently in place will not be affected by this amendment, which simply changes the criteria that staff will look at in determining whether certain applicants qualify for renewal.

local governments:

Local governments do not license with the division, nor do they enforce the licensing rules. No fiscal impact to local governments is anticipated.

small businesses:

A small business that pays educational costs for licensees will experience a savings from this amendment in that they will not have to pay for continuing education in the same calendar year in which they pay for pre-licensing education.

persons other than small businesses, businesses, or local governmental entities:

Affected persons will experience a savings from this amendment in that they will not have to pay for continuing education in the same calendar year in which they pay for pre-licensing education.

Compliance costs for affected persons:

The costs for renewing a license remain the same as currently in effect, except that a person will not have to pay for continuing education courses in the same year that the person completes pre-licensing education.

Comments by the department head on the fiscal impact the rule may have on businesses:

This rule filing is intended to bring the Division's license renewal procedures in line with the national standard of relieving new licensees from the continuing education requirement if they completed pre-licensing education in the same calendar year. As indicated in the rule summary, licensees will experience a cost savings as a result of this filing.

Francine A. Giani, Executive Director

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Commerce
Real Estate
160 E 300 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84111-2316

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected]

Interested persons may present their views on this rule by submitting written comments to the address above no later than 5:00 p.m. on:

12/31/2010

This rule may become effective on:

01/07/2011

Authorized by:

Deanna Sabey, Director

RULE TEXT

R162. Commerce, Real Estate.

R162-2c. Utah Residential Mortgage Practices and Licensing Rules.

R162-2c-204. License Renewal.

(1) Renewal period.

(a) Any person who holds an active license as of October 31 shall renew by December 31 of the same calendar year.

(b) Any person who obtains a license on or after November 1 shall renew by December 31 of the following calendar year.

(2) Qualification for renewal.

(a) Character.

(i) Individuals and control persons applying for a renewed license shall evidence that they maintain good moral character, honesty, integrity, and truthfulness as required for initial licensure.

(ii) An individual applying for a renewed license may not have:

(A) a felony that resulted in a conviction or plea agreement during the renewal period; or

(B) a finding of fraud, misrepresentation, or deceit entered against the applicant by a court of competent jurisdiction or a government agency and occurring within the renewal period.

(iii) The division may deny an individual applicant a renewed license upon evidence, as outlined in R162-2c-202(1)(b), of circumstances that reflect negatively on the applicant's character, honesty, integrity, or truthfulness and that:

(A) occurred during the renewal period; or

(B) were not disclosed and considered in a previous application or renewal.

(iv) The division may deny an entity applicant a renewed license upon evidence that a control person fails to meet the standards for character, honesty, integrity, and truthfulness required of individual applicants.

(b) Competency.

(i) Individual applicants and control persons shall evidence that they maintain the competency required for initial licensure.

(ii) The division may deny an individual applicant a renewed license upon evidence, as outlined in R162-2c-202(2), of circumstances that reflect negatively on the applicant's competency and that:

(A) occurred during the renewal period; or

(B) were not disclosed and considered in a previous application or renewal.

(iii) The division may deny an entity applicant a renewed license upon evidence that a control person fails to meet the standard for competency required of individual applicants.

(c) Continuing education.

(i) Beginning January 1, 2011, an individual who holds an active license as of [October 31]January 1 of the calendar year shall complete[, within the renewal period ending December 31 of the same calendar year,] eight hours of non-duplicative continuing education:

(A) approved through the nationwide database; and

(B) consisting of:

(I) three hours federal laws and regulations;

(II) two hours ethics (fraud, consumer protection, fair lending);

(III) two hours non-traditional; and

(IV) one hour elective.

(ii) An individual who completes pre-licensing education and obtains [a]the associated license [on or after November 1]between January 1 and December 31 of the calendar year is exempt from continuing education for the renewal period ending December 31 of the same calendar year.

(iii) Continuing education courses shall be completed within the renewal period.

(iv) Continuing education courses shall be non-duplicative of courses taken in the preceding renewal period.

(3) Renewal procedures for the renewal period ending December 31, 2010. In order to renew by December 31, 2010:

(a) an individual licensee shall:

(i) evidence having completed a minimum of:

(A) 20 hours of prelicensing education as approved by:

(I) the division; or

(II) the nationwide database; or

(B) 28 hours of division-approved continuing education in the two previous renewal cycles;

(ii) evidence having taken and passed a Utah licensing examination as approved by the commission;

(iii) register in the nationwide database by May 31, 2010;

(iv)(A) evidence having completed, since the date of last renewal, continuing education approved by either the division or the nationwide database, non-duplicative of any hours required to satisfy the registration education requirement under this Subsection (3)(a)(i), and:

(I) totaling 14 hours if licensed as of October 1, 2009; or

(II) totaling eight hours if licensed on or after October 1, 2009; or

(B) if licensed as a mortgage loan originator, evidence having completed, since January 1, 2010, all requirements to obtain an ALM or a PLM license, pursuant to Subsection R162-2c-201;

(v) take and pass the national component of the licensing examination as approved by the nationwide database;

(vi) submit to the division the jurisdiction-specific documents and information required by the nationwide database; and

(vii) submit through the nationwide database:

(A) a request for renewal; and

(B) all fees as required by the division and by the nationwide database.

(b) an entity licensee shall:

(i) register in the nationwide database by May 31, 2010;

(ii) submit to the division the jurisdiction-specific documents and information required by the nationwide database;

(iii) submit through the nationwide database a request for renewal;

(iv) renew the registration of any branch office or other trade name registered under the license of the entity; and

(v) pay through the nationwide database all renewal fees required by the division and by the nationwide database.

(4) Renewal procedures for the renewal period ending December 31, 2011. In order to renew by December 31, 2011,

(a) an individual licensee shall:

(i) evidence having completed, since the date of last renewal, continuing education:

(A) as required by Subsection (2)(c);

(B) non-duplicative of any continuing education hours taken in the previous renewal cycle; and

(C) approved by the nationwide database;

(ii) submit to the division the jurisdiction-specific documents and information required by the nationwide database; and

(iii) submit through the nationwide database:

(A) a request for renewal; and

(B) all fees as required by the division and by the nationwide database.

(b) an entity licensee shall:

(i) submit through the nationwide database a request for renewal;

(ii) submit to the division the jurisdiction-specific documents and information required by the nationwide database;

(iii) renew the registration of any branch office or other trade name registered under the entity license; and

(iv) pay through the nationwide database all renewal fees required by the division and by the nationwide database.

(5) Reinstatement.

(a) To reinstate an expired license, a person shall, by February 28 of the calendar year following the date on which the license expired:

(i) comply with all requirements for an on-time renewal; and

(ii) pay through the nationwide database all late fees and other fees as required by the division and the nationwide database.

(b) A person may not reinstate a license after February 28. To obtain a license after the reinstatement period described in Subsection (5)(a) expires, a person shall reapply as a new applicant.

 

KEY: residential mortgage, loan origination, licensing, enforcement

Date of Enactment or Last Substantive Amendment: [October 9, 2010]2011

Authorizing, and Implemented or Interpreted Law: 61-2c-103(3); 61-2c-402(4)(a)

 


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For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Jennie Jonsson at the above address, by phone at 801-530-6706, by FAX at 801-526-4387, or by Internet E-mail at [email protected].