HECM Counselor Resources

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elderly couple receives reverse mortagage counseling

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.

  • Online Training For HECM Counselors Specializing in Default
    Register for our May 16 interactive webinar HECM Default and Foreclosure (HO016) to learn how to effectively help HECM borrowers through default and the loss mitigation process. You will also learn more about identifying services needed by defaulters and how to assess if your agency is prepared to offer those services. Scholarships are available—on a first come, first-served basis—when you register using  code CH17016.

 

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.