HECM Counselor Resources

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On this site you’ll find everything you need to know about the Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counselor roster, information about the HECM Exam, training, and continuing education requirements.  As an active HECM counselor, you will have the ability to log in and use the Forums, Find a Colleague feature, and our Ask the Expert Tool.

NeighborWorks America is the country's preeminent leader in affordable housing and community development and provides training and technical assistance to active and prospective HECM counselors through its NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling (NCHEC) with support from HUD.

  •  Scholarship Deadline for Advanced HECM Course Fast Approaching
     Take advantage of this opportunity to get the latest information on the financial assessment, life expectancy set-asides, and non-borrowing spouse issues in Advanced Topics in HECM Counseling (HO365VC). The faculty-led course takes place January 18 to February 2, 2017. Visit us online to apply for a scholarship by December 1.
  • The Next Two Interactive Webinars Focus on Key HECM Topics
     Mark your calendars. During the month of December, we're offering two online HECM courses. HECM Default and Foreclosure (HO016) takes place on December 6 and is currently open for registration. Scholarships are available on a first come, first-served basis. Register using code HUD17016Maximizing the Effectiveness of Telephone Counseling with HECM Clients (HO011) takes place on December 20. Registration opens one week prior. Check back here for available scholarship codes prior to registering.

  • Intro & Intermediate HECM Courses Offered at the Washington, DC NTI
    The Washington DC NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI), taking place December 12-16, is the ideal place for profesionals to build skills, fulfill professional development goals and interact with the brightest minds in the industry. The introductory course Home Equity Conversion Mortgages (HO111) is among the wide range of courses offered. This is a can't miss opportunity for housing, finance and or non-profit professionals to learn the nuts and bolts of the reverse mortgage product. More advanced counselors can learnhow to analyze practical case studies and build confidence in delivering high-quality client counseling sessions that address both client needs and regulatory requirements in the recently UPDATED course Intermediate HECM Counseling: Skills and Tools (HO275)Visit us online where you can view the course description. Go to NeighborWorks.org/Detroit2016 to learn more about the NTI and to register
  • Financial Capability Course Designed for Counselors Serving Seniors
    Learn how to help seniors improve their financial well-being in Engaging Older Adults in Financial Capability Programs (HO180el) . Our online, self-paced course covers a wide range of financial topics— from money management to scam protection and living in safe, affordble housing. Visit us online to learn more about our eLearning courses and to register. To get information on discount codes, contact our Customer Response team at nti@nw.org

Prospective HECM Counselors

Interested in becoming a HUD HECM Counselor? Start by reading the HUD roster requirements.  Prospective counselors can also search NeighborWorks’ HECM training offerings, and information on the HUD HECM exam.  Topics include an overview of the exam, study materials, registration guidance and a practice exam.

Active HECM Counselors

Consumers

If you are interested in obtaining a reverse mortgage you can visit our Consumer Resources page, or go to HUD's website to find a HECM counselor in your area.