HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database List Page
Field Descriptions

The field descriptions for the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database List page are provided below in the order they appear on the page. The fields located on the upper part of the HECM Counselor Roster List page are grouped below under the heading List. This a list of the counselors that meet the search criteria. The fields on the lower part of the HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database List page are grouped below under the heading Search Criteria. These are the criteria under which the counselors were retrieved.

Field Description
List
HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database List as of [date]Month, day, and year the list was produced.
Counselor Name Last name, first name, and middle initial of the counselor.
Counselor AddressMailing address of the counselor.
Agency Name Name of the HUD-approved housing counseling agency that validated the employment of the counselor. If the counselor's employment was not validated by an agency, Not on File appears instead.
Agency Status Approval status in HUD's Housing Counseling System (HCS) for the housing counseling agency.
Active: HUD approval is in effect.
Inactive: HUD approval is not in effect.
Counselor Type Classification of the counselor.
HECM: Counselor is on the HECM Counselor Roster and provides Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM) counseling.
Certified: HUD-certified counselor who provides homeownership counseling and other types of counseling (e.g., rental, mobility, and/or homelessness counseling).
Certified (Requested): HUD-certified counselor who requested employment validation from the housing counseling agency.
Counselor Validation Start Date Date the housing counseling agency validated the counselor's employment with the agency for conducting counseling for HUD programs. If the counselor's employment was not validated by an agency, Not on File appears instead.
Counselor Validation End Date Date the counselor's employment ended with the agency and/or date the counselor no longer conducted counseling for HUD programs with the agency. Otherwise, n/a appears in this field. If the counselor's employment was not validated by an agency, Not on File appears instead.
HECM Exam Status Indicator specifying whether the three-year anniversary date of the HECM Counselor Exam requirement expired. For a Certified Counselor Type, n/a appears instead.
HECM Training Status Indicator specifying whether the two-year anniversary date of the HECM training requirement expired. For a Certified Counselor Type, n/a appears instead.
Termination Date Month, day, and year the counselor's Active status was revoked. If the counselor is not terminated, n/a appears instead.
Search Criteria
Sorted by Order in which the list is displayed.
Last Name All or part of the counselor's last name (or Not Entered).
First Name All or part of the counselor's first name (or Not Entered).
State State listed in the counselor's mailing address (or All States).
Agency HCS ID Identifier issued to the HUD-approved housing counseling agency by HUD's Housing Counseling System (HCS) (or Not Entered).
Counselor Type Classification of the type of counselor: HECM or Certified.
Counselor Status Classification of the counselor's status: Active, Terminated, or Both.
Validated by Agency Indicator specifying whether the counselor's employment was validated by the housing counseling agency: Yes or No (or Not Selected).
HECM Training/Exam Status Status of the two-year anniversary date of the HECM training requirement and/or the three-year anniversary date of the HECM Counselor Exam: Expired, Not Expired, or Both (or Not Selected).

See Also

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database - Business Background

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database - Processing

HUD Certified Housing Counselor Database Page - Field Descriptions

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Last revised: April 26, 2018