Housing Counseling Weekly Training Digest

The Housing Counseling Training Digest 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 March 23, 2020

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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

New training coming soon!

Non-Housing Counseling Trainings of Interest

May 13, 2020: 2020 Public Housing Repositioning: Wednesday Webinar Series - Developing a Repositioning Strategy

HUD's Office of Public and Indian Housing (PIH) is hosting a 2020 Public Housing Repositioning Wednesday Webinar Series to explain and discuss common issues in the repositioning process. Each webinar will start with a one-hour presentation from HUD program experts; the discussion topics will vary each month. This will be followed by another hour of participant questions and answers.

The Developing a Repositioning Strategy webinar discusses tips and techniques for establishing a repositioning strategy for your Public Housing Agency (PHA), reviews HUD's repositioning resources, and discusses common reasons why a PHA may decide to reposition.

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.

NeighborWorks Training Institutes

May 18-22, 2020: Los Angeles, CA

August 17-21, 2020: Washington, DC - Save the Date

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.

NCRC National Training Academy: Pathway to HUD Certification for Housing Counselors

Upcoming Webinars

April 8, 2020: Fair Lending Report

National 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-approved housing counseling agencies.

View upcoming webinars and events. For more information, visit the NACA website or call (425) 602-6222.

Other Training Partner Trainings

Diversified Resource Network logo

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.

HUD Competency Study Group Series

DRN MembersHUB: This is a 5-part online study group covering each HUD competency in five classes. Cost: $25 per webinar (half off the regular webinar price). Scholarships are not available.

April Series:

  • April 6, 2020: Financial Management
  • April 7, 2020: Housing Affordability and Homeownership
  • April 8, 2020: Fair Housing
  • April 9, 2020: Tenancy
  • April 10, 2020: Avoiding Foreclosure

May Series:

  • May 11, 2020: Financial Management
  • May 12, 2020: Housing Affordability and Homeownership
  • May 13, 2020: Fair Housing
  • May 14, 2020: Tenancy
  • May 15, 2020: Avoiding Foreclosure

CreditSmart Español:

  • April 2, 2020: CreditSmart Instructor Training en Español #1
  • April 9, 2020: CreditSmart Instructor Training en Español #2
  • April 16, 2020: CreditSmart Instructor Training en Español #3
  • April 23, 2020: CreditSmart Instructor Training en Español #4

Free Webinar:

April 20, 2020: Test Taking Strategies - HUD Certification Exam

    Free Recorded Webinar Videos

    Coping with Disaster PTSD

    How to Study for the HUD Certification Exam

    HUD Certification Exam Calculations


    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

    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.

    Other Available USDA Trainings


    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.


    FHFA presented a Duty to Serve Overview Video. The Duty to Serve (DTS) requires Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to facilitate a secondary market for mortgages on housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families in: Manufactured housing, Affordable housing preservation, and Rural housing. Watch the video.


    Learn strategies to enhance community and organizational development as well as successful capacity building for your community, organization, or business from HUD Professional Staff.


    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 an 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.


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

    Hope Now

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

    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