HUD collects the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) Company ID of lenders when they apply for initial FHA approval or seek to renew their approval. The NMLS ID of applicants seeking FHA approval will be captured in the HUD Online Application available on the How to Become an FHA-Approved Lender web page at https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/housing/sfh/lender/lendappr. The NMLS ID of lenders seeking to renew their FHA approval will be collected in the renewal screens in the Lender Electronic Assessment Portal (LEAP).
HUD collects the NMLS Company ID of sponsored third party originators (TPO), via entry by a sponsoring FHA-approved lender in the Sponsored Originator Maintenance screen in FHA Connection. The Sponsored Originator Maintenance screen will recognize if the geographic location of the TPO is currently exempt from registering their company with NMLS. Individual loan officers should not be registered as a TPO unless they are set up as a sole proprietorship or have otherwise incorporated themselves as a legal entity.
Lenders are responsible for providing FHA with accurate information regarding individual NMLS ID numbers for all loan officers that originate FHA loans. The loan officer name and NMLS ID must be correctly entered at case number assignment.
The FHA Connection is located at https://entp.hud.gov/clas/index.cfm
For more information on your State’s NMLS requirements, please visit the NMLS Resource Center page at http://mortgage.nationwidelicensingsystem.org/Pages/default.aspx