The Housing Counseling Certification Requirements Final Rule implements statutory requirements that housing counseling required under or provided in connection with all HUD programs must be provided by HUD certified housing counselors by the final compliance date, August 1, 2021. The standards will apply to all housing counseling programs required by HUD or provided in connection with any program of HUD.
The pages below provide more information about HUD's Housing Counseling Certification Requirements Final Rule, exam, covered programs, success stories, and best practices.
Final Rule and Exam
This page covers everything you need to know about HUD's Housing Counseling Certification Requirements Final Rule and the examination process.
Apply for Certification
This page provides the application instructions through FHA Connection for HUD housing counselor certification.
HUD Programs Covered
HUD's Housing Counseling Certification Requirements Final Rule standardizes requirements over all HUD programs. Learn if your HUD program is covered and review your options.
Learn about the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam, including what you need to know for online testing.
Certification Study Groups
View upcoming study groups for the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Exam.
Certification Success Stories
Read about agencies who have developed best practices, compiled lessons learned, and shared their stories with HUD.