Current downturns in the housing industry have
spotlighted the need for careful analysis before
investing in a home.
OHEA educates Oklahomans to become successful homeowners. Increasing homeownership in Oklahoma revitalizes our communities and empowers our people to build wealth through the equity in their homes.
Whether your involvement is as a realtor, a lender, a community leader, a housing authority, or a non-profit service provider you should recognize the need for consistent standards that ensure comprehensive and accurate homebuyer education.
OHEA has several ways to accomplish this vision of quality
OHEA trains, certifies, and monitors homebuyer education professionals
OHEA provides a standardized homebuyer education curriculum that is specific to the laws
and business practices of Oklahoma
OHEA assists the delivery of education and counseling through cooperative marketing efforts, partnerships and technical assistance
Services and Partnerships
Homebuyer Education Workshop Schedules. OHEA tracks homebuyer workshops across the state and we continually update our schedule. Contact Homebuyer Education
Programs Director Tricia Auberle for details at 949-1495 (in OKC calling area) or
Click here to go to Workshop Schedule
Partnerships for professionals.
We encourage those of you who have a stake in
homebuyer education to join with us in helping
each other increase homeownership. When you tell
us about your clients (and the earlier you tell
us) we can offer more classes. When we coordinate
our interests and our resources we can enable more
Oklahomans to own their homes. Let us know what
your needs are, your suggestions for fulfilling
those needs, and what resources you can
contribute. We’ll look for partnerships that can
support you in developing homebuyers. Join the
Oklahoma Homebuyer Education Association. Go to ABOUT US and look for JOIN US for membership details.
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For Homebuyer Education Providers
Convenient, cost-effective training and continuing education. OHEA
gives programs increased credibility with
consumers and funding agencies by acting as an
independent, non-profit agency certifying
professional workers and providing periodic
program review. Our five-day course covers
content and methodology for comprehensive
homebuyer education programming. Registration fee includes the training session, materials and OHEA Curriculum Guide, certification exam, certificates, and membership for the current year. Contact OHEA for registration details.
course registration form in April.
course registration form in October.
Certification by Advanced Placement.
Experienced lenders, real estate associates and
housing counselors may apply to become a
Certified Homebuyer Education Professional
without attending the five-day train-the-trainer
preparatory sessions by documenting at least two
years of full-time work experience, passing the
certification examination, and attending a one-day class on methods, standards and professional
Click here for Advanced Placement
Comprehensive Continuing Education for Certified
Homebuyer Education Professionals.
10-hour comprehensive continuing education classes are
available for CHEPs needing to complete their 30
hour continuing education requirement to renew
certification. The two-day class generally will be
offered twice a year.
Continuing Education form
Technical Assistance is available for homebuyer education providers who sign a Service Provider Agreement and partner with us to provide delivery throughout Oklahoma’s 77 counties.
Service Provider Agreements. OHEA provides cooperative marketing, technical assistance, and centralized referrals from the website to agencies who agree to present an OHEA-approved curriculum and format, measure the effectiveness of their program, report attendance demographics, provide class schedules for marketing purposes and accept referrals from the OHEA network. Please contact us if you are interested in entering into an agreement.
has developed the OHEA
Homebuyer Education Curriculum Guide that
presents the core information for homebuyer
education and explains key concepts. We believe
the curriculum exceeds any national standard
because while we are careful to include all
topic that national panels agree should be
addressed, we can reduce confusion by presenting
laws, terminology, and business practices that
are specific to Oklahoma. The curriculum
presents all of the material that should be
covered in a basic homebuyer education class,
plus helpful handouts and checklists to share
with participants, a glossary, and other
Cooperative Marketing and Networking. OHEA promotes homebuyer education through participation at conferences and workshops for housing professionals. We have established two e-group communication networks through Yahoogroups.com: one available for general subscription at
and one for members at OHEAMEMBERS@yahoogroups.com.
We use these networks to update friends and members on homebuyer education issues, curriculum revisions, opportunities for training and continuing education, and special events.
Rural Subsidy Program.
Thanks to the gracious support of the Federal
Home Loan Bank of Topeka OHEA may assist homebuyer education providers who provide education to clients purchasing in rural Oklahoma. Those receiving subsidy must sign an OHEA Service Provider Agreement and provide homebuyer education to rural buyers at least once in the quarter for which they are applying. Specifics for the program are available from OHEA at 405-949-1495 or
For What It's Worth.
provides legislative updates, notice of
continuing education opportunities, and other
important information to its members through
it's e-newsletter For What It's Worth
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