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 December 17, 2018

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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

HIV Housing Care Continuum Initiative Webinar Series and Workbook

This HIV Housing Care Continuum webinar series and accompanying workbook have been developed to share the information and resources presented at a 2015 series of regional meetings that brought together teams of HOPWA grantees and project sponsors, Ryan White providers, and health department surveillance staff to create community strategies for developing and implementing HIV Housing Care Continuums.

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.

Upcoming NTI Dates

February 18-22, 2019 - Cleveland, OH

Place-Based Trainings

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

Mortgage Lending Fundamentals for Homeownership Professionals (HO102el)

HECM: Counseling Basics Overview (HO104el)

Foreclosure Process Overview for Housing Professionals (HO107el)

Foreclosure Basics for Homeownership Counselors (HO109el)

Insurance Basics (HO112el)

Understanding Credit Reports and Credit Scoring (HO130el)

Student Loan Basics (HO155el)

Housing Counseling Services for Military Members and Veterans (HO170el)

Engaging Older Adults in Financial Capability Programs (HO180el)

Mortgage Math Made Simple for Homeownership Professionals (HO206el)

Building Skills for Financial Confidence (HO208el)

Delivering Effective Financial Education (HO209el)

Counseling Clients Seeking Rental Housing (HO265el)

Being Green, Seeing Green: Counseling Clients to Maximize Energy Savings (HO290el)

Best Practices to Improve Your Foreclosure Intervention Counseling Program (HO347el)

View more information about self-guided courses.

For registration questions, contact the Training Department at (916) 447-9832 x 1429 or registration@rcac.org. For content questions, contact Judy Hunter at (916) 447-9832 x 1015 or jhunter@rcac.org. 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

January 15, 2019: Core Competencies for HUD Certification - Nashville, TN

Online Classes

February 21, 2019: HUD Requirements for Housing Counselors

March 12, 2019: Test Taking Tips for HUD Exam


Other Training Partner Trainings

The Counselor's Corner

Training, Membership and all webinars are free. Most webinars have a short online test afterwards to get continued education hours' credit and Certificates of Completion. To see all webinars at a glance, please go to the TCC master webinar calendar.

Recorded Webinar Videos

Coping with Disaster PTSD webinar recording

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

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.


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.