Helping Housing Professionals
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
OHEA has several ways to accomplish this vision
of quality education.
OHEA trains, certifies,
and monitors homebuyer education
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
Client Services and Partnerships
Homebuyer Education Workshop
Schedules. OHEA tracks homebuyer workshops
across the state and we continually update our
schedule. Contact Tricia Auberle, Director of
State and Regional Programs, for details at
949-1495 (in OKC calling area) or
Click here to go to Workshop Schedule
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.
Email us for a
membership application at
For Homebuyer Education Providers
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.
2019 course flyer.
here to register for the 5-day registration
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 least two years of
full-time work experience, passing the
certification examination, and attending a
one-day class on methods, standards and
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.
here to register for Comprehensive
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.
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.
OHEA 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
topics 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
teaching aids. It is available to OHEA Certified
Homebuyer Education Professionals.
For What It's Worth.
OHEA provides legislative updates, notice of
continuing education opportunities, and other
important information to its members through its
e-newsletter For What It's Worth.
Click here to read the
current and previous editions.