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To receive the Housing Counselor Certification, the following must be fulfilled:

  • Course requirements
  • Exam requirements
  • Practical experience requirements
  • Submission requirements
  • Housing Counselor Certification Application  Apply Here

For questions or concerns please email us at learning@unidosus.org.

Course Requirements

Applicants must attend the following UnidosUS Learning Alliance (ULA) courses:

  • ULA Pre-Purchase: Fundamentals of Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Counseling or Advanced Pre-Purchase
  • Two ULA  webinars, Predatory Lending (mandatory) and Any Other ULA Webinar of Your Choice From the ULA Course Calendar
  • One of the following courses:
    • ULA Foreclosure Prevention: Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling or ULA eLearning Foreclosure Prevention I and II
    • NeighborWorks HO 109
    • HUD Loss Mitigation

Exam Requirements

Applicants must pass the following exams with a score of 80% or higher:

  • ULA Pre-Purchase: Fundamentals of Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Counseling or Advanced Pre-Purchase
  • ULA Foreclosure Prevention: Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling (if applicable)

Practical Experience Requirements

Applicants must have counseled at least 30 individuals within the last 12 months, or must have been employed by a HUD-certified housing counseling agency for the last six months.

Submission Requirements

In order to submit the Housing Counselor Certification Application, applicants will need the following documents:

  • A letter signed by both the applicant and their manager or executive director certifying that the practical experience requirements have been met. An example letter can be found here.
  • The National Industry Code of Ethics and Conduct for Homeownership Professionals form, signed by the applicant
  • Pre-Purchase: Fundamentals of Pre-Purchase Homebuyer Counseling or Advanced PrePurchase certificate of completion
  • Two webinar certificates of completion
  • One of the following certificates of completion:
    • ULA Foreclosure Prevention: Fundamentals of Foreclosure Prevention Counseling
    • NeighborWorks HO 109
    • HUD Loss Mitigation

Once the application is complete, click “submit” at the end of the screen. Your application will be reviewed, and notification regarding your certification status will be sent soon thereafter.

or questions or concerns, please email us at learning@unidosus.org.