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 less than a year away.

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:

April 27–29 | Registration coming soon

Find presentations and materials to help you prepare in our housing counseling resources.


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 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!