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NeighborWorks Center for Homeownership Education and Counseling


NCHEC Continuing Education Hours Policy

All NCHEC Financial Capability, Housing Education and Counseling courses will be accepted for Continuing Education.

NCHEC Continuing Education Hours Policy:

  • At least 15 of the 30 hours of continuing education must be obtained through NCHEC at a NeighborWorks Training Institute, Place-Based Training, eLearning and/or a Virtual Classroom course. Any of NCHEC's courses can be taken for continuing education hours. See the full course catalog and click on "Homeownership and Community Lending" to view a complete list of NCHEC courses.
  • Continuing education hours are calculated by totaling the number of instructional hours provided in the training.  EXAMPLE: Courses offered at the NeighborWorks Training Institute are based upon 6 hours of instruction per day.  A two-day class, therefore, would equal 12 Continuing Education Hours.  A five-day class at an NTI would equal 30 Continuing Education Hours.
  • Individuals seeking approval of continuing education from external sources must complete the NCHEC Continuing Education Verification Form, which forms part of the Application to Renew NCHEC Certification, and submit it along with a course completion certificate (if offered), a copy of the course agenda or other documentation that clearly indicates the topics covered in the training including the duration or number of training hours.

The following are particularly recommended as continuing education coursework for NCHEC-Certified Homeownership Educators:

The following are particularly r ecommended as continuing education coursework for NCHEC-Certified Housing Counselors:

Examples of sources for training outside of the NeighborWorks training catalog may include:

  • Community colleges or universities
  • Local or State counseling coalitions
  • Enterprise Foundation
  • Mortgage Bankers Association
  • Fannie Mae
  • National Association of Realtors®
  • Freddie Mac
  • National HUD Intermediaries
  • LISC
  • State housing finance agencies
  • Local financial institutions or real estate associations
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development


Other sources may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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