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Consumer Credit Licensing

The Consumer Credit Division of the DFI processes applications using the Nationwide Multistate Licensing System (NMLS) and physical applications that are submitted directly to us. Please refer to the lists below to determine where and how the license application should be obtained and completed.

Applications that must be completed in NMLS

Checklists for these applications are available at the NMLS Resource Center.

Applications or Registrations that must be completed and returned to our office (Below are application links currently available on our website)

If you are seeking clarification on whether or not a license or registration is needed for your business activities, please email the request along with a detailed business plan to

Background Checks

Background Check Information

Change of Control

Please review the document listed below for information on change of control and how to submit the change of control notification.  If you are seeking clarification if a change of control notification is required, please send an email to and include details of the change occurring and the name of the licensee.

Refund Policy