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Housing Counseling FAQ

Representatives of FHA lending institutions and other types of lending institutions sometimes participate as presenters at homebuyer education workshops conducted by agencies approved to participate in HUD’s Housing Counseling program. Do all presenters at homebuyer education workshops, including lender presenters, have to be HUD certified housing counselors?

Date Published: June 2017

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Individual presenters will not have to be HUD certified housing counselors. However, as of August 1, 2020, the Final Compliance Date, all homebuyer education and other types of workshops conducted by agencies participating in HUD’s Housing Counseling program, must be overseen by a HUD certified housing counselor.

Tags: Housing Counseling Program Requirements on Other Specific HUD Programs - Federal Housing Administration Lenders