homebuyer education

​Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
​In light of Governor Polis declaring a state of emergency for Colorado, CHFA will be temporarily covering the cost of online homebuyer education.

Starting on March 16, 2020, individuals may choose a free online homebuyer education option, which can be found below. Reimbursement for online fees paid will not be granted by either CHFA or our homebuyer education providers.

Please note: CHFA is working closely with our homebuyer education providers to ensure the class schedule below is accurate. However, be mindful that providers may alert you to any changes or cancellations to class registrations. Should you decide to take an online class instead, please call the provider directly to cancel your in-person registration.

when should i take a class?

The best time to take a homebuyer education class is when you are starting to consider buying a home. You will learn how to navigate the many steps in the homebuying process, including creating a budget, understanding your credit score, finding a lender, and what to do to have a successful loan approval. Classes fill up quickly—taking it early can help you avoid jeopardizing your closing.

Homebuyer education is required for all CHFA borrowers who are purchasing a home. Homebuyer Education certificates are valid for 12 months from the date on the certificate until the borrower is under contract.

where can i take a class?

CHFA partners with homebuyer education providers across the state, who also offer online classes. Please note there may be a fee for the online option. Additionally, the online option requires a post-class housing counseling session over the phone. Both in-person and online options are available in English and in Spanish. Contact the homebuyer education provider if language translation or ASL services are needed. All in-person classes are offered in facilities accessible for individuals with disabilities.

​find a class

  1. Click on your region.
  2. Available classes will appear.
  3. Use the scroll bar to view classes, including in-person, online, and interactive webinars.
  4. Can’t find an option that works for you? Click on another region to begin a new search.
  5. Once you find a class, use the “Registration Link” to enroll.