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Mortgage Industry

All applicants for the Mortgage Broker, Commercial Mortgage Broker, Mortgage Banker, Commercial Mortgage Banker, Registered Exempt Person and Loan Originator are required to submit their application through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System.  Click the NMLS button below and you will be redirected to the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System.  If you are new to NMLS, you may want to view the Quick Guide to help you with a particular task, or the Resource and Support for other resources which includes the NMLS Policy Guidebook.

It is the responsibility of all users of NMLS to fully understand the information required by Arizona if you wish to apply for and maintain a license in Arizona.  AZDFI will send out updated and important licensing information via e-mail.

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New Payment and Document Submission Options

The Arizona Department of Financial Institutions is pleased to announce that all entities holding a Mortgage License in Arizona can now make all licensing payments through the NMLS system.  In addition to making payments through NMLS, AZDFI licensees can also upload required documentation through the NMLS system. 

NMLS provides Quick Guide to help users with paying invoices and uploading documents.  Below are links to these Quick Guides along with a description of each guide.

Paying an Invoice Through NMLS – This guide provides instructions on how to pay an invoice through your NMLS account.

Document Uploads – Instructions on how to upload a document to NMLS.

State Licensing Requirements for Arizona – Required forms and checklists for Arizona State licensing.

Document Upload Descriptions and Examples – Descriptions and examples of the different types of documentation that can be uploaded to NMLS.

NMLS Resource Guides – Other helpful Quick Guides provided by NMLS


You may submit documents to AzDFI electronically using AzDFI’s encrypted message service. You must ensure that you have a current Electronic Submission Agreement on file with AzDFI before using the service.

AzDFI Encrypted Message Service Instructions
AzDFI Encrypted Message Service

Inquiries concerning the preparation and filing of mortgage applications or testing with the Department should be directed to the Licensing Division at 602-771-2800 or e-mail to [email protected].  For Loan Originator applications 602-771-2800 or e-mail to [email protected].   For more detailed DFI contact information or contact information for NMLS, see the “Contact Us” tab or the Icons above.