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NMLS is a secure web-based system created by state regulators to provide efficiencies in the processing of state licenses and registrations and to improve supervision of state-regulated industries. Through NMLS, companies maintain a single record which they use to apply for, maintain, renew, and surrender license and registration authorities in one or more states.

Licensees have access to the system 362 days a year, seven days a week with operational assistance available through a national call center. Applicants will need a high-speed Internet connection to access the system.  

More information about NMLS can be found online on the NMLS Resource Center.

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