HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database Page
Field Descriptions

The field descriptions for the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database page are provided below in the order they appear on the page.

Field Description
Sorted byOrder in which a subsequent list is displayed.
Last NameAll or part of the counselor's last name.
First Name All or part of the counselor's first name.
State State listed in the counselor's mailing address.
Agency HCS ID Identifier issued to the HUD-approved housing counseling agency by HUD's Housing Counseling System (HCS). The first digit is "8" or "9" followed by a unique four-digit number.
Counselor Type Classification of the type of counselor.
HECM: Counselor is on the HECM Counselor Roster and provides Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling.
Certified: HUD-certified counselor who provides homeownership and other types of counseling (e.g., rental, mobility, and/or homelessness counseling).
Both: Counselor is a HECM and/or Certified counselor.
Counselor Status Classification of the counselor's status:
Active: HECM counselor has an active status on the HECM Counselor Roster or Certified counselor meets the requirements for HUD's housing counseling certification program.
Terminated: Counselor's Active status was revoked.
Both: Active and Terminated.
Validated by Agency Indicator specifying whether the counselor's employment was validated by a housing counseling agency.
HECM Training/Exam Status Indicator specifying whether the two-year anniversary date of the HECM training requirement expired and/or the three-year anniversary date of the HECM Counselor Exam requirement expired. Note: This is only applicable to a Counselor Type of HECM or Both.
Expired: HECM training is expired and/or HECM Counselor Exam is expired.
Not Expired: HECM training and HECM Counselor Exam are not expired.
Both: All statuses.

See Also

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database - Business Background

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database - Processing

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database List Page - Field Descriptions

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Last revised: July 24, 2017