Washington State Department of Financial Institutions

Register As An Exempt Mortgage Broker

Below you will find instructions on how to register as an Exempt Mortgage Broker.

DFI Uses The NMLS For Exempt Mortgage Broker Registration

DFI uses the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System (NMLS) for all Mortgage Broker licensing and registration. The NMLS was developed by the Conference of State Bank Supervisors and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators. The goal of the NMLS is to streamline and improve the licensing and registration process for companies, branches, and individuals that hold licenses and registrations in multiple states.


Register For A Mortgage Broker Exemption

To register for a Mortgage Broker exemption please follow these three steps:

  1. Review And Complete The NMLS Jurisdiction Requirements

    Review and complete the Exempt Mortgage Broker Registration Jurisdiction Specific Requirements.

    Arrow Exempt Mortgage Broker Registration Requirements (PDF)*
  2. Complete The NMLS Getting Started Guide

    Follow all the steps mentioned in the NMLS Getting Started Guide. These steps will walk you through the entire NMLS application process.

    Arrow NMLS Getting Started Guide
  3. Mail Requirements To DFI

    Mail the Exempt Mortgage Broker Registration NMLS Jurisdiction Specific Requirements to DFI.

    Arrow Exempt Mortgage Broker Registration Requirements (PDF)*

    Mail The Requirements To

    For U.S. Postal Service:
    Department of Financial Institutions
    Division of Consumer Services
    PO Box 41200
    Olympia WA 98504-1200
      For Overnight Delivery:
    Department of Financial Institutions
    Division of Consumer Services
    150 Israel Rd SW Tumwater WA 98501

Contact Us

Our office hours are 8 am - 5 pm  PST. (Monday-Friday)

Phone: (360) 902-8703 Toll Free: 1-877 RING DFI (746-4334)
Fax: (360) 664-2258 Email: dcs@dfi.wa.gov

Mailing Address

For U.S. Postal Service:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
PO Box 41200
Olympia WA 98504-1200
  For Overnight Delivery:
Department of Financial Institutions
Division of Consumer Services
150 Israel Rd SW
Tumwater WA 98501

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