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 June 17, 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

Recorded Webinar: VAWA Housing Protections: Implementation Considerations for ESG and CoC Programs

The webinar provided strategies for quality implementation of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Final Rule, specifically targeted to recipients of ESG and CoC funds.

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

View all online courses.

Place-Based Trainings

June 25, 2019: Houston, TX Training Event - ML109

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

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.


The NCRC National Training Academy offers substantive state-of-the-art training and technical assistance both on-site and online via webinars. NCRC seeks to "train the trainers" and expand the availability and reach of information on current developments in community reinvestment.

View the Upcoming Training Calendar.


June 18, 2019: Mental Health Webinar Series - Part 2: Working with Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma

June 19, 2019: HECM Webinar Series Part 2: Preparing for the HECM Exam

July 17, 2019: HECM Webinar Series Part 3: HECM Financial Assessment

July 23, 2019: Mental Health Webinar Series - Part 3: How to Recognize, Respond & Recover

July 31, 2019: Introduction to Homeownership Counseling Series - Part II

August 14, 2019: Introduction to Homeownership Counseling Series - Part III

In-Person Training

June 19-21, 2019: Disaster Recovery Program - Creating, Implementing, and Managing - San Juan, PR

June 24-28, 2019: Preparing Housing Counselors for the HUD Exam - Boise, ID

June 24-25, 2019: Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing - Boise, ID

June 26-28, 2019: Improving Your Homeownership Through Financial Capability and Coaching - Boise, ID

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

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

Trainings in Memphis, TN

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.

Contact nhnla@unidosus.org or elearning@nclr.org for more information. Apply for a scholarship. Sign up for UnidosUS listserv messages.

Upcoming Trainings and Webinars

July 1-7, 2019: Housing Counseling Competency: Tenancy

July 1-21, 2019: Lending Practices

View the training calendar to register for other upcoming trainings.


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

For content questions, contact Judy Hunter:
Phone: (916) 447-9832 x 1015
Email: 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

August 12-15, 2019: Developing Effective Program Manager Skills - Troy, NY

Online Classes

July 16 - August 1, 2019: Core Competencies for HUD Certification Series

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.


June 18, 2019: Uniform Residential Loan Application (URLA) Update
June 27, 2019: Property Maintenance and Preparedness
July 16, 2019: GSE Flex Modification
July 17, 2019: Boost Your Homebuyer Ed Participation (1 of 2)
July 18, 2019: Boost Your Homebuyer Ed Participation (2 of 2)
July 24, 2019: Tenancy HUD Exam Topic
July 30, 2019: Demystifying Student Loan Counseling

June 2019:  FREE JPMorgan Chase Student Loan Counseling Training Series

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

Trainings with Rural Development Partners

June 18-20, 2019: Section 502 Packaging Training for Nonprofit Housing Developers - Nashville, TN

August 19-21, 2019: USDA Rural Development Section 502 Direct Loans: Affordable Rural Homeownership - New Orleans, LA

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

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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.

Housing Action Illinois

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

Fundamentals of Rental Housing Counseling:


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.

Prosperity Now

Prosperity Now's webinars are free but require registration.

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