homebuyer education


Buying a home can be overwhelming, especially the first time. To help you succeed, CHFA sponsors a variety of homebuyer education classes held across the state.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​online homebuyer education class schedule​​​​in-person homebuyer education class schedule
  • ​​​​click her​e for online schedule​

  • Costs $99 for the borrower and $50 for each additional coborrower (a discount code is emailed to coborrower once borrower registers with a coborrower​)

  • Each borrower must take the online class individually​

  • Online classes require a post-class housing counseling session completed over the phone

  • Online classes (and post-class counseling) are also available in Spanish
  • ​​​​​​​​​​click her​e for in-person ​schedule​

  • ​​Free to all, not just CHFA borrowers

  • Contact an in-person education provider directly to sign up for a class​​

  • Available statewide through select education providers

  • Contact provider if language translation or ASL services are needed

please note

You must complete homebuyer education before closing to get a CHFA loan. But beyond that, we hope you’ll join us because well-informed homebuyers become successful homeowners.​​

​Note: CHFA does not accept homebuyer education certificates issued by non–CHFA-approved homebuyer ​​education providers.


certificate of completion

​After completing the homebuyer education, and post-class housing counseling session (if applicable), you’ll receive a certificate of completion from the education provider. You’ll need this certificate to close on your CHFA loan.​ For all CHFA programs, you must be under contract within 12 months from the date on the certificate.

homebuyer class resources

Below are links to the in-person homebuyer education class materials. Students, please print out the Participant Guide prior to your in-person homebuyer education class to get the most from your experience. Additionally, reviewing the curriculum in advance will give you a more in-depth understanding of the course material, and includes helpful appendices.

homebuyer education kit ​notice
The materials and information included in this Homebuyer Education Kit are intended for the exclusive use of the instructor, counselors, employees, and students of the CHFA-approved homebuyer education provider, and are to be used in conjunction with teaching a CHFA-authorized homebuyer education class. The approved provider agrees not to share this material with individuals and entities that have not been approved by CHFA to be homebuyer education providers.​​