2018 NCRC National Training Series






​The National Training Academy will be offering housing counseling trainings at the 2018 National Training Series on April 9-13, 2018 in Washington, DC. All training attendees will have access to Just Economy Conference on April 9-11, 2018. Participates must fully commit to attend their training in full, and will not be able to participate in any conference events conflicting with the training, including Hill Day.

The following trainings will be offered at the 2018 Just Economy Conference:​

HC113: Preparing Housing Counselors for the HUD Certification Exam

This five-day course is designed to provide housing counseling practitioners with tools and strategies in preparation for sitting for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) certification exam. The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act requires counselors at HUD-approved housing counseling organizations to be certified by HUD as competent to provide comprehensive counseling services. As a result, HUD will administer a standardized examination testing counselors’ competencies in six core topics of housing counseling. This training has been updated to reflect the most recent modifications.
The core topics that will be discussed during this training are:

  • Financial Management/Budget
  • Housing Affordability/ Renting VS. Buying
  • Fair Housing/ History and Overview
  • Homeownership/ Pre-Purchase
  • Avoiding Foreclosure/ Retention Options
  • Tenancy/Obtaining and Maintaining Tenancy

HC119: Debt management & HC120: Understanding Credit & its Impact on Today’s Consumer (Combined training)
This is a 5-day training designed to provide housing counselors and other housing professionals with tools to help consumers decode the labels of what the housing and financial industry considers to be good debt, bad debt, and healthy debt. During this training participants will be provided with tools to help consumers navigate the progression of their credit history and gauge the impact their credit behavior has on their everyday decisions. Participants will utilize case studies, activities, and assessments to apply the tools and resources provided during the training.

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Due to the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development providing support for this program, all training attendees are prohibited from lobbying the executive or legislative branches of the federal government. Participates will not be able to participate in any conference events conflicting with the training, including Hill Day.