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 August 19, 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

Register for Upcoming Trainings

August 20, 2019: Housing Counseling Training Grant FY2019 NOFA

September 11, 2019: HUD Certified Housing Counselor Training for New Mexico Stakeholders (Albuquerque, NM)
Learn about HUD’s new requirements for housing counselor certification which covers over 26 HUD programs including Housing Counseling, HOME, CDBG, FSS, and Section 8 Homeownership Voucher programs. The class will discuss options to meet the certification requirements and provide updates on the certification process. 

September 17, 2019: Counseling in the Digital Age: Moving Away from Paper Files

View New Training Material

New training materials coming soon!

Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest

New Online Training: CHDO Opportunities in HOME - Introduction

This self-paced online training is a comprehensive introduction and an important refresher on regulatory requirements for Community Housing Development Organizations (CHDOs) under the HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME). It covers the latest requirements codified in the 2013 HOME Rule.

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

September 3-30, 2019: Grant Proposal Writing

September 12, 2019: Housing Affordability: Building Competency in Housing Counseling

View all online courses.

Place-Based Trainings

December 9-13, 2019: Portland Training Institute HUD Scholarship

NeighborWorks Self-guided Courses

Self-guided courses provide a comprehensive overview 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 and continuing education credits. All self-guided courses cost $195.

View more information about self-guided courses.


The National Community Reinvestment Coalition and its grassroots member organizations create opportunities for people to build wealth. We work with community leaders, policymakers, and financial institutions to champion fairness in banking, housing, and business. NCRC’s National Training Academy offers state-of-the-art training and technical assistance online via webinars and instructor-led. Our mission is to provide a comprehensive training program that meets the needs of organizations committed to increasing access to credit in communities.

Visit NCRC’s National Training Academy at training.ncrc.org. For any questions please contact training@ncrc.org or 202-524-4884.

View the Upcoming Training Calendar and Pre-Recorded Webinars.


August 20, 2019: Navigating Strengths and Challenges of Rural Communities

August 21, 2019: Immigration Webinar Series - Part II: Getting Access to Legal Help

September 5, 2019: Healthy Communities - Partnering with Hospitals to Invest in Community Development

September 13, 2019: Immigration Webinar Series - Part III: Learning About Personal Finances

September 16, 2019: Introduction to Homeownership Counseling Series - Part III

In-Person Training

September 9-13, 2019: Disaster Relief Training - Raleigh, NC: The National Training Academy will be offering housing counseling disaster relief trainings in Raleigh, NC in collaboration with North Carolina Housing Coalition. A full tuition scholarship is provided to all registrants. This training is only for Housing Counseling Agencies in North and South Carolina. Travel reimbursement is available for this training; register today for more information and to reserve your place. 

November 5-7, 2019: Fair Housing and Community Development Training - Washington, DC

November 14-15, 2019: CRA for Bankers - Washington, DC

Trainings in Denver, CO

For registration questions, contact the Training Department:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1429
Email: registration@rcac.org

For content questions, contact Debie Baranchulk:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1019
Email: dbaranchulk@rcac.com

Scholarships for on-site classes are available to those employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency.

View more information on registration, fees, or scholarships.

On-site Classes

August 27-30, 2019: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series - Denver, CO

September 10-13, 2019: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series - Anaheim, CA

Online Classes

August 20, 2019: How to Comply with the New HUD Certification Rule

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.


August 22, 2019: Basic Alternatives to Foreclosure: The Decision Tree
August 27, 2019: How Nonprofits Can Consistently Generate Money (1 of 2)
August 29, 2019: How Nonprofits Can Consistently Generate Money (2 of 2)
September 18, 2019: Workout Options for Disasters
September 19, 2019: Fair Housing HUD Exam Topic
September 26, 2019: Financial Management HUD Exam Topic

September 2019: FREE Freddie Mac CreditSmart® Training Series for New Instructors

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.


FHA webinars are open to FHA-approved servicers and FHA-approved housing counselors. A valid company email address and FHA 5-digit lender and/or agency ID are required at the time of registration.

View upcoming Single Family Housing events and trainings.

For additional information, please email: stacey.a.brown@hud.gov

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Freddie Mac's Affordable Lending and Access to Credit Team is sponsoring Home Team Advantage, one day workshops bringing together national and local housing professionals to learn, explore, and collaborate on new ways to open doors for more underserved individuals, families, and homebuyers in distressed markets.


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.

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Join HUD and Michigan State Housing Development Agency for a training on the HUD Final Rule. For more information on this event, contact Tara Gilman at GilmanT@Michigan.gov.

September 18, 2019: HUD Final Rule: Meeting Program Service Delivery Requirements through HUD Housing Counseling

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