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.

  •  Learn More About A New HECM Requirement in This Thursday's eClassroom Express Course
    Explaining the Basics of the Financial Assessment to Your HECM Clients, our most recent HECM-related addition to the eClassroom Express roster takes place this Thursday, February 11. This course has been approved by HUD for HECM counselor continuing education and is currently open for registration. A limited amount of registrants—on a first come, first-served basiscan attend for free when using discount code HUD16013.
  • Scholarships Available for Virtual Classroom Course
    Experienced counselors, get up-to-date information on pressing HECM issues such as financial assessment, life expectancy set-asides, and non-borrowing spouse in Advanced Topics in HECM Counseling (HO365VC). The course begins April 5 and concludes April 25. Scholarships are available. Check back for application information. Visit us online, for more information on our convenient, faculty-led Virtual Classroom courses.
  • Advanced HECM Course at the Upcoming L.A. NTI
    Join us May 2 -6, 2016, in Los Angeles, CA, at the next NeighborWorks Training Institute (NTI). The introductory course Home Equity Conversion Mortgages 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. Visit us online where you can view the course description and get information about our previous and upcoming NTIs.
  • Back to Basics
    Get the latest information on loan costs, loan calculation, payment plans, details about the HECM counseling session requirements, and post-counseling follow-up in Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) Counseling Basics Overview. This recently updated course is part of NeighborWorks' eLearning seriesour user-friendly, self-paced online courses. For more information about our online learning opportunities, visit  NeighborWorks.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


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.