HUD Housing Counseling Certification Prep Course                                      

The Dodd Frank Act requirement indicates that Housing Counselors must be proficient in the following six areas:

The course will cover the following six areas:

  1. Financial management
  2. Housing affordability
  3. Fair housing
  4. Homeownership
  5. Avoiding Foreclosure
  6. Tenancy

This is a fast-paced one week course that will cover each of the topics above.  This course is not intended to be a stand-alone course for new Housing Counselors but instead it is a supplemental class that will assist Housing Counselors as a refresher course in all six topics. New Housing Counselors that have little to no experience in the topics above are recommended to take more intensive stand-alone courses on each topic such as the other courses offered through ULA.  

Tuition: $400 per course

Non-refundable Registration Fee: $40

Scholarships are also offered.

Review the ULA course calendar to find an upcoming Housing Counseling Certification Prep Course near you.


For the best experience possible ULA strongly suggests for participants to schedule the time off needed to attend live sessions and learn the materials. Courses taken are for the benefit of the counselor and their professional development. Hybrid+ courses are virtual live courses that require participants to attend live sessions similar to a face to face classroom. Participants will need to step away from their daily work duties to complete homework, follow-up with the instructor, pass the exam, and complete core educational competencies. ULA is not responsible for scheduling conflicts that may arise when registering for a course. Please review our attendance policies prior to accepting a scholarship and/or registering for a course.