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.
On July 10, 2020, led by U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.), a group of Senators sent a letter to Secretary of HUD Ben Carson urging a deadline extension. You can view the letter here.
Countdown to Certification Deadline
August 2020 is almost here.
As of August 1, 2020, 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. 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.
We just wrapped up our July study group. Stay tuned for news on upcoming trainings to help you pass the exam.
Find presentations and materials to help you prepare in our housing counseling resources.
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.”
I passed the HUD exam last Friday. Your webinar, practice questions and study tips really helped me. Thanks so much!
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HUD is tracking the progress that agencies and counselors are making in getting certified.