HUD Certification

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The individual certification deadline has been extended to August 1, 2021.

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

Countdown to Certification Deadline








August 2021 is just around the corner.

As of August 1, 2021, all housing counseling provided in connection with HUD programs must be provided by HUD certified housing counselors. To become certified, you need to take the HUD Housing Counseling certification exam.

Studying for this test can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be! We’re here to support housing counselors and housing counseling agencies prepare for this shift in the housing counseling industry.

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. The training has been redesigned to be more interactive and adapt to the needs of each group of counselors joining the series. Wanda will help teach you vital test information, quiz you on what you’ve learned, and answer your most pressing questions about the exam.


Upcoming Online Study Groups:

July 20–22, two sessions per day


Learn More About the Exam

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Passed the Exam?

Tell us about your experience!

National Progress

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

I was a very anxious test taker. I didn’t pass the first time. I felt so much more comfortable and at ease having someone “teach” me the information instead of learning on my own.

The speakers Wanda and Bibian were great teachers, and wanted you to SUCCEED! They were hilarious and made studying fun!

The slides broke down the study material in an easier way to learn, and they were available if you had any questions. I felt like this is what I needed before my first test! It was a game changer.


I just wanted to let you know that I passed my exam today. Thank you and Housing Action Illinois for the webinars. They were my saving grace.

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.”