Housing Counseling FAQ

Does a guest speaker presenting at a group education session for a Participating Agency have to be certified?

Date Published: December 2016

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HUD recognizes that Participating Agencies often use other agency staff and industry professionals such as Realtors, Home Inspectors, and Loan Officers as presenters at home buyer education and other group workshops. This Final Rule does not require that all group education presenters be HUD certified. However, while not all group education presenters are required to be certified, all group education provided by a Participating Agency approved to participate in HUD's Housing Counseling Program must be overseen by a HUD certified housing counselor.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Certification Rule - Who Needs to Be Certified

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