First-Time Buyer Education List

First-Time Home Buyer Classes Los Angeles 2023

Many 2023 down-payment assistance programs require completion of a HUD-certified 8 hour first-time home buyer class and counseling course.  A certificate of completion is issued after the 8 hours are fulfilled and will need to be furnished prior to close of escrow.  It is best to complete the course as soon as you know you will be starting the home buying process using a first time buyer program, as classes tend to fill quickly and can postpone your completion.

NOTE:  Section 8 subsidized programs may or may not apply. Please check with your lender.

8 hour first time buyer classes

NOTE:  The information above is subject to change. Please contact the agencies directly to obtain current information. All of the agencies above are HUD-approved Housing Counseling Agencies. You can find out the status of thr classes and additional HUD approved agencies at


ONLINE COURSES (Please confirm HUD approved status):


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