State Licensing Resource

MBA is pleased to provide an updated state-by-state compilation of commercial/multifamily mortgage state licensing requirements as a member-only benefit for mortgage banking members and MBA's broader commercial/multifamily membership. First launched in 2015, this resource has been accessed by hundreds of MBA members. This compilation was reviewed and updated in September/October 2016.  While not legal advice or guidance, this information provides a resource for MBA members who would benefit from a greater understanding of the mortgage licensing law framework for various states.

This resource consists of relevant state licensing requirements for the activities of commercial mortgage banking and brokerage on a state-by-state basis, sources for this listed information, and applicable statutory references. It also includes contact information for pertinent government agencies and applications. While this resource was developed by MBA, we gratefully acknowledge Haydn Richards (Partner with Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLC) for his legal review of the compilation of state law requirements for the launch of the resource in 2015 and for the update of the state-by-state summaries in 2016.  

The general information that was compiled into this resource was derived from a combination of data drawn from state government websites, information from state licensing officials, and statutory language. The scope of the research was limited to state-level licensing requirements. Applicable business or mortgage licensing requirements, including from county, municipal, or other jurisdictions, were not examined. 

As a member-only benefit, a member login and password is required. Your member login is your e-mail address. If your password is not available, you can reset your password by going to and selecting the "Log In" link at the top of the page. Select "Forgot/Reset Password?" and you should receive instructions for resetting your password.

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