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Cancellation of All In-Person Homebuyer Education Classes

To all instructors with scheduled in-person homebuyer education classes:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus situation, with directives from the Governor and expected further public gathering restrictions, we have cancelled all in-person classes sponsored by the Commission effective Monday, March 23rd, 2020. This policy will be in effect until further notice. We will only be sponsoring virtual classes with prior approval (see below).

Please email Corinna Obar with any questions.

Alternatives Available for In-Person Homebuyer Education

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation we now have the following options for our homebuyer education classes:

  1. Online Class
    The fee for our approved online class is $50 per person, each person must register separately.
  2. Virtual Classroom
    We are temporarily allowing instructors to use Zoom (or another virtual classroom platform) to provide classes virtually.

Please note: Prior approval is required. Before you use Zoom (or another virtual classroom platform) the first time for your classes, email Corinna Obar and explain in writing:

  1. How you will gather contact and demographic information for each attendee to be forwarded to us after the class;
  2. How you will ensure that each attendee is present for the full 5 hours;
  3. How you will ensure that each attendee receives their certificate.

Thank you for your patience during this challenging time and as always, thank you for the time you spend teaching the public to be better informed homebuyers and homeowners!

Instructors of Commission-sponsored homebuyer education seminars may register a seminar and download seminar materials.

DISCLAIMER: The sponsorship by the Commission of a homebuyer education seminar does not endorse a person, business practice, product or service other than those of the Commission.

Participating lenders must co-instruct with a real estate professional who has also attended Commission Home Loan Programs and Homebuyer Education Instructor Training.

Please submit a separate form for each seminar with complete information.

Each seminar must be a minimum of five full hours of in-class time plus breaks.

The Commission will provide to the Lender a routing slip, handouts-brochures, evaluation sheets, certificates of completion and Seminar Participant Registration Forms.

Instructors must coordinate directly with the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) for delivery of seminar workbooks. Here’s the link to order your books:

If you have not attended Commission Home Loan Programs and Homebuyer Education Instructor Training:

Please visit Information for Lenders, Nonprofits, and Real Estate Professionals or contact Corinna Obar at or 206-287-4414.

If you have attended Commission Home Loan Programs and Homebuyer Education Instructor Training:

Register Seminar Set Up Form

Download Seminar Materials

Homebuyer Education Instructor PowerPoint

Homebuyer Education Classes Marketing Guidelines

Further details and seminar checklist can be found in Section 6 of the Home Advantage manual.

If you have questions regarding this page, please contact our offices at or 206-254-5369 or toll free in Washington at 800-767-4663.


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