Certification Study Groups

This page contains information about upcoming study groups for the Office of Housing Counseling's Certification Requirements Final Rule. This page will be updated as more study groups become available, so check back regularly! Please contact ohctechnicalassistance@hudexchange.info if you have an upcoming study group you'd like to be featured.

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Study Groups

Housing Action Illinois

Housing Action’s Wanda Collins is hosting online study groups to help housing counselors gear up for the HUD Certification Exam in a supportive, peer-learning environment. Each webinar focuses on a different section of the exam. Learn more about getting ready for the HUD Housing Counselor exam.

View additional Housing Counseling Resources.

Neighborhood Stabilization Corporation (NSC)

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) and Housing Action Illinois created the National Housing Counseling Training Camp to deliver high-quality, in-person, and online education and training to HUD participating housing counseling agencies. Upcoming study groups include:

View upcoming NSC webinars and events.

Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC)

RCAC hosts study group sessions that discuss some of the more challenging areas of the test as well as test taking strategies and ways to approach a question to improve the chances of getting it right.

View RCAC trainings.

NCRC National Training Academy Pathway to Certification

The National Community Reinvestment Coalition’s (NCRC) National Training Academy has developed a guide for a Pathway to HUD Certification for Housing Counselors. This guide is intended to help housing counselors better prepare to take the HUD Certification Exam. Download the HUD Certification Guide.

For upcoming trainings and webinars related to Housing Counselor Certification, visit the Housing Counseling Training Digest.

Featured Resource

HUD recently launched a free HUD Certified Housing Counselor Knowledge Assessment Tool:

Knowledge Assessment

The Knowledge Assessment Tool, available in both English and Spanish, does not replace or replicate the existing practice exam in style, format, or length, but it does provide candidates with more detailed feedback. The assessment also offers insight into the rationale behind correct and incorrect answers, as well as recommended topics for further study. Questions link to training content and the feedback will offer teaching guidance to help candidates identify areas of strength and weakness for continued study.