As of August 18, 2007 there have been 35 states that have signed the statement of intent to take part in the National Licensing Database. Currently 12 states are using the Uniform MU Forms for license applications and more are expected to come on board. Each state still however has their own addendum to the MU forms in order to satisfy their state requirements. The Conference of State Bank Supervisors (CSBS) and the American Association of Residential Mortgage Regulators (AARMR) are heading up the movement. They have stated that Release 1.0 of the national licensing database is over 90% complete as of 8/1/07. One of the major focuses mentioned is eliminating duplicate Continuing Education hours for loan originators by providing reciprocity between the states. This is truly an exciting time and of course, there will always be a need for experienced licensing specialists to assist you through this maze even as the states try to make it easier.