The NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) offers nine certifications for homeownership and community development practitioners. All nine certifications align with the National Industry Standards for Homeownership Education and Counseling
Additionally, agencies may Adopt the Standards if they employ staff holding these nine NCHEC certifications: Pre-Purchase Homeownership Education, Post-Purchase Homeownership Education, Homeownership Counseling, Foreclosure Intervention & Default Counseling, Post-Purchase Homeownership Education in Native Communities, Financial Capability, Rental Housing Counseling, and Rental Eviction Intervention.
To apply, download the Application for NCHEC Certification
. NCHEC certifications must be renewed every three years. Learn about our continuing education policy.
Ideal for financial coaches, financial and housing counselors, & program managers
Ideal for educators providing group training in a seminar or workshop format
Ideal for counselors facilitating post-purchase seminars & workshops
Ideal for professionals conducting one-on-one housing counseling
Ideal for professionals with at least one year of foreclosure intervention counseling experience
- Both courses must be completed within a three-year period to qualify for certification.
Ideal for professionals at the management level
Ideal for professionals counseling clients in rental housing
Ideal for professionals counseling clients in rental housing eviction