The state of Washington recently amended its pre-license education requirements for mortgage loan originators. The new regulations require candidates for a Washington MLO license to complete at least 22 hours of pre-license education. The amendment adds an additional two hours to the previous 20-hour requirement. The new requirement increases the total amount of state-specific pre-license education required from two to four hours. The new education requirements become effective on April 1, 2013 – the same day that Washington will begin participating in the Uniform State Test.