The Housing Counseling Certification provides counselors with a holistic perspective on the many types of housing concerns that clients may face. This combination of courses prepares counselors to use their knowledge to assist clients in a variety of housing situations, including pre-purchase and foreclosure. Additionally, depending on the courses selected, counselors receive training on how to work with clients seeking to secure rental housing, assist victims of natural disaster, or help those in need of temporary housing. 

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

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Course Requirements

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

Exam Requirements

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

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 Counseling Certification Application, applicants will need the following documents:

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.

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