Due to the virus, some testing centers are closed; check closures and availability for Kryterion test centers here.

We will update this page and share word with our networks if any extension is announced, but as of now (June 30, 2020), the individual certification deadline is still set for August 1, 2020.



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August 2020 is almost here.

Studying for the HUD Housing Counseling certification exam can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be! We’re here to support housing counselors and housing counseling agencies prepare.

Study With Us

Housing Action’s Wanda Collins is hosting online study groups to help  you gear up for the test in a supportive, peer-learning environment. Since each webinar focuses on a different section of the exam, you’ll get a deep dive into the key points of each module. Wanda will help teach you vital test information, quiz you on what you’ve learned, and answer your most pressing questions about the exam.


Next Study Group Series starts on July 13!

July Study Group
The study group covers five modules:

    • Financial Management (July 13)
    • Homeownership & Housing Affordability (July 14)
    • Foreclosure (July 15)
    • Tenancy (July 16)
    • Fair Housing (July 17)
Additional 2020 Dates TBA

Have you already taken one of our study group series? Find presentations and materials to help you prepare in our housing counseling resources.

The study group was indispensable in so many ways!! Your advice was spot on and I fully utilized both the assessment and pre-test to gauge progress.

“I had taken the test once and didn’t pass and was actually very upset and disappointed that I didn’t pass, especially since I had been counseling for over 9 years. I was determined, and after searching the web and other webinars, I found your study group recordings…after studying at least 1-2 hours every other day using your slides, videos and the HUD exam training website – I was able to pass the exam yesterday.”

I passed the HUD exam last Friday. Your webinar, practice questions and study tips really helped me. Thanks so much!

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National Progress

HUD is tracking the progress that agencies and counselors are making in getting certified.