Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
Division of Banking
500 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62701
Register on-line for an Illinois NMLS licensing class or phone 312-588-7266.
Illinois Department Banking licenses mortgage loan officers in Illinois and requires 20 hours of pre-licensing education; The national 20-hour class and no additional hours of state law.
All states require a national exam for licensing. Illinois does not require an additional state test, requires no hours of separate state law for those who are currently NMLS-licensed elsewhere, and requires 8 hours of continuing education (CE) annually for NMLS-licensed mortgage loan officers.