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 firstname.lastname@example.org to notify HUD about upcoming training and events for housing counselors.
Content current as of August 19, 2019
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HUD Office of Housing Counseling Training
Register for Upcoming Trainings
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.
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Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest
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.
Online Courses and Webinars
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.
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.
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.
Trainings in Denver, CO
- August 26-27, 2019: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH)
- August 26-27, 2019: Student Loan Debt
- August 28-30, 2019: Financial Analysis in Mortgage Lending
- August 28-30, 2019: Housing Counselors’ Guide to Fair Housing, Fair Lending, and Civil Rights
- August 26-30, 2019: Advanced Loss Mitigation
- August 26-30, 2019: Homebuyer Education
- August 26-30, 2019: Preparing Housing Counselors for the HUD Exam
The NHN Learning Alliance (NHNLA) is a national training and certification program for housing counselors. NHNLA courses are developed in collaboration with NCLR Homeownership Network (NHN) housing counseling agencies located in major cities and rural communities throughout the U.S.
Upcoming Trainings and Webinars
Training Courses in Sacramento, CA
October 14-15, 2019: HUD Housing Counseling Prep Course
October 14-15, 2019: Methods in Effective Rental Counseling
October 14-15, 2019: Introduction to Client Financial Counseling
October 15-18, 2019: Foreclosure Prevention
October 16-18, 2019: Homebuyer Education
October 16-18, 2019: Fundamentals of Pre-Purchase
For registration questions, contact the Training Department:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1429
For content questions, contact Debie Baranchulk:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1019
Scholarships for on-site classes are available to those employed by a HUD-approved counseling agency.
Other Training Partner Trainings
Diversified Resource Network (DRN), formerly The Counselor's Corner
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
Free Recorded Webinar Videos
For questions regarding training please contact Tammy Repine of the USDA RD Single Family Housing Direct Loan Division at: (360) 753-7677 or at: email@example.com.
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
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.
For additional information, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Virtual Tax-Exempt 501(c)(3) Workshops are available for educational institutions and will help non-profits apply for and maintain their 501(c)(3) status.
Access the free, self-paced online housing course to learn about a variety of housing topics.
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.
VHDA has posted training videos for non-profit agencies and consumers. Visit their YouTube channel to view all their current training offerings for housing counseling.
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.
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 email@example.com.
- HO111 Home Equity Conversion Mortgages
- HO209b-rq Delivering Effective Financial Education for Today's Consumers
- HO270 Senior Services for Housing Counselors
- HO275 Intermediate HECM Counseling: Skills and Tools
- HO310 Financial Coaching: Helping Clients Reach Their Goals
- HO102el Mortgage Lending Fundamentals for Homeownership Professionals
- HO104el HECM: Counseling Basics Overview
- HO130el Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scoring
- HO180el Engaging Older Adults in Financial Capability Programs
- HO009WT HECM and the Non-Borrower Spouse: What Counselors Need to Know
- HO011WT Maximizing the Effectiveness of Telephone Counseling with HECM Clients
- HO013WT Explaining the Basics of the Financial Assessment to Your HECM Clients
- HO014WT HECM to HECM Refinance Counseling
- HO016WT HECM Default and Foreclosure
- HO022WT Introduction to HUD's HECM Counseling Procedures and Roster
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