Apply for a Lending Manager (PLM, ALM, BLM) License

You must become a licensed Lending Manager to serve as a Principal Lending Manager for an entity or dba or a Branch Lending Manager for a branch. You can also obtain a Lending Manager license and leave it in an Associate Lending Manager status if you are not currently serving as either a Principal Lending Manager or a Branch Lending Manager for an entity. On NMLS your license will show only as a Lending Manager and the status will be determined by your position and tracked on the Division's records.

To become a Lending Manager you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Meet the minimum statutory licensing qualifications as outlined for a Mortgage Loan Originator.
  2. Carefully review qualifications to obtain the license as outlined by rule before proceeding to take the education and test.* You will need to validate this experience on the Lending Manager Experience Documentation  form at the time of application.

    Experience Documentation Form: There are three options to demonstrate your proficiency to pursue this license. Follow the requirements for the option you choose on the Lending Manager Qualification Application. Click to download form .

    *It’s the applicant’s responsibility to review and verify their ability to meet the experience criteria to qualify for the Lending Manager license BEFORE proceeding to take the qualifying education and testApplicant assumes all financial responsibility for the test and education and will subsequently need to have their Lending Manager experience verified by the Utah DRE, before qualifying for the license. ALL fees are non-refundable.

  3. Take 40 hours of approved education from a certified . Completion of your pre-licensing education must be verified by the provider on your Candidate Certifying Document and you must present the original document to the Pearson Vue Testing Center at the time of test administration.
  4. Take and pass the Lending Manager exam (and the NMLS national exam with UST component, if not already passed). The exam is given by Pearson Vue. You may contact Pearson Vue once you have completed your education to schedule your exam by calling 1-800-274-7292 or visit their website at Please see the Utah Lending Manager handbook for useful information on testing.
  5. Request licensure through NMLS and pay associated fees within 5 days of passing the Lending Manager exam. Note: The Lending Manager exam score is good for 90 days, it can take more that 60 days to review and issue the license.
  6. Compile and submit the following information to the Division within 5 days of passing the exam:
    • Completed Lending Manager checklist. (all documentation)
    • Complete, sign, notarize and submit to the Division all required elements of the Lending Manager Experience Documentation Form
    • Original 2 page application with a passing score on the Lending Manager exam and social security verification forms provided by testing center.
    • Copy of paid invoice from NMLS showing proof of payment of Lending Manager license fee.
    • Signed and stamped Education Certifying Document issued by education provider.
    • Supporting documentation to any "YES" answers from the MU4 Form in NMLS.

      Incomplete submissions will be returned to the applicant