Housing Counseling Weekly Training Digest

This page is updated weekly to reflect trainings hosted by:

  • HUD Office of Housing Counseling (OHC)
  • OHC-funded training partners
  • Other partners that host trainings of interest to housing counselors

Please email housing.counseling@hud.gov to notify HUD about upcoming training and events for housing counselors.

Content current as of April 15, 2019

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Upcoming Training Calendar

View upcoming trainings for Housing Counseling and other HUD-funded programs.


Webinar Archive

View past webinars hosted by the Office of Housing Counseling and access related materials.

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Online Training

Access self-paced online training modules, such as Introduction to Housing Counseling.

HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training

Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest

April 25, 2019: Behavioral Health-focused Outreach and Engagement Webinar

In this webinar, participants will learn about the need for behavioral health-focused outreach and engagement, as well as how to implement outreach and engagement strategies and build relationships with clients.

OHC-Funded Partner Trainings

NeighborWorks Training Institutes (NTIs) are topic and skill focused classes with 10-30 fellow learners. Each NTI offers a selection of more than 100 courses, a one-day symposium, free after-course workshops on innovative tools and methods, and peer networking opportunities. Inquire with NeighborWorks about scholarship opportunities.

View NeighborWorks Resources for Natural Disaster Relief.

Online Courses and Webinars

Building Competency in Housing Counseling webinars

April 17 - May 14, 2019: Strategic Thinking and Planning (ML120vc)

May 1-21, 2019: Compliance with State and Federal Regulations (HO105vc)

Place-Based Trainings

April 29 - May 3, 2019: San Diego, CA Training Event - HO200, HO210, HO247

June 3-7, 2019: Minneapolis, MN Training Event - HO200, HO210, HO250 (Save the Date)

August 19-23, 2019: New Orleans Training Institute HUD Scholarship

Flood Clean-Up, Recovery, and Mold Removal & Remediation (CP251)

Sustainable & Resilient Housing Rehabilitation for Disaster Recovery (CP253)

Navigating the Road to Recovery: Training the Trainer (HO235)

Organizing Neighborhoods for Emergency Response (ML396)

Are You Prepared? Disaster Preparedness and Business Continuity Planning (ML397)

NeighborWorks Self-guided Courses

Self-guided courses provide a comprehensive in a variety of subject matter areas. The courses take approximately 2-4 hours of online time to complete, and registrants have 60 days following registration to manage the time. Participants will walk away with real skills continuing education credits. All self-guided courses cost $195.

View more information about self-guided courses.

Other Training Partner Trainings

Diversified Resource Network (DRN) formerly The Counselor's Corner

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Membership is free and all CreditSmart® webinars are free. Cost to attend other webinars is $50 each. Membership is required to register for webinars. Most webinars have a short online test afterwards to get continued education hours' credit and Certificates of Completion. To see all posted webinars, please go to the DRN master webinar calendar. At this time, scholarships are not available.


April 17, 2019:  Disaster Recovery Road
April 23, 2019:  All About HECM
April 30, 2019:  How to Make Your Case for Funding Your Program

Free Recorded Webinar Videos

Coping with Disaster PTSD

How to Study for the HUD Certification Exam

HUD Certification Exam Calculations


For questions regarding training please contact Tammy Repine of the USDA RD Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division at: (360) 753-7677 or at: tammy.repine@wdc.usda.gov.

The Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division is excited to announce four new webinar trainings which have been posted to the Forms and Resources page:

  • Determining Annual, Adjusted, and Repayment Income
  • Credit Requirements
  • How to Become an Intermediary
  • The Role of the Intermediary

Other Available USDA Trainings

Hope Now

The Military Housing Podcast is an entertaining and educational series of conversations focused on military off-base housing.

Prosperity Now

Prosperity Now's webinars are free but require registration.

Housing Action Illinois


For information on trainings, contact HAI via email or view the training calendar.


The OCC's Financial Literacy Update is a bimonthly e-newsletter that reports financial literacy events, initiatives, resources and events and training.


FEMA offers free self-paced courses designed for people who have emergency management responsibilities and the general public.

FEMA also offers a weekly podcast on disaster planning. The FEMA Podcast is a new audio program series available to anyone interested in learning more about the agency, hearing about innovation in the field of emergency management, and listening to stories about communities and individuals recovering after disasters.


Visit FHCNA for registration and more information on upcoming events.

HECM Trainings

NeighborWorks Course List

NeighborWorks America (NWA) certificates of completion and professional certifications include key identifiers such NWA banners or emblems. They may also include signatures of senior leadership, though note that certificates issued by since late 2018 no longer list individual staff signatures. Questions about certificates may be directed to nti@nw.org.

In-person Training

Faculty-led Courses

Self-guided Courses

Interactive Webinars

UnidosUS Course List

National Reverse Mortgage Lenders Association (NRMLA) Course List

Visit the NRMLA website to access the following trainings:

  • HECM & Ethics
  • HECM Regulatory Updates
  • HECM for Purchase
  • HECM Math