First-Time Buyer Education List

First-Time Home Buyer Classes Los Angeles 2024

Many 2024 down-payment assistance programs require completion of a HUD-certified 8 hour first-time home buyer class and some require mandatory follow-up 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.

Applicants must attend an 8-hour, in-person* Homebuyer Education Class.  Please confirm HUD approval status as well as if the specific program you are approved for, currently approves of the education class.

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):

ONLINE: eHome America's 8-hour Homebuyer Online Education (ONLY online course accepted for CalHFA programs i.e. Dream for All)


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