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Housing Counseling FAQ

If a counselor fails to pass the certification examination, can they retake only those questions pertaining to topic areas that their scores were deficient in?

Date Published: December 2016

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HUD has determined counselors will need to retake the entire examination because the examination is not separated into six areas. The examination cannot be divided into topic areas, nor taken by topic area. If an individual fails the examination, the individual will be notified of general subject deficiencies and topic areas to help focus their studies in preparation for retesting. Results of individual examination questions will not be provided.

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