Practice Exam

Spanish Materials - Training & Exam provides access to training and exam materials in Spanish. Sign into your account and take the following steps to access each component.

  • Training - Select “Training Center” at the top of the page. Then, select "en español" to find the Study Guide in Spanish.
  • Practice Exam - Select “Exam Center” at the top of the page. Then, select “Take Practice Exam” to take the practice exam or learn more.
  • Certification Exam - Select “Exam Center” at the top of the page. Then, select “Register for Exam” to register or learn more.

Practice Exam - Eligibility, Availability & Access

The practice exam is free and accesible in both English and Spanish. You may take the practice exam as many times as you would like.

You do not need to be a housing counselor to take the practice exam; it is available to anyone who creates a account.

To access the practice exam, you must be signed into your account on

Once you are signed in, click on the “Training Center” button on the home page, then click on “Take Practice Exam.” If you are already signed in, you can access the Take Practice Exam launch page directly.

Practice Exam - Feedback & Scoring

The practice exam is designed to give candidates a feeling for the format and style of test questions and the breadth of the subject matter in the test (90 questions that are not broken into smaller stand-alone sections). It is delivered in a similar format to the certification exam. The practice exam does not provide numeric scoring because performance on the practice exam does not guarantee passing results on the certification exam.

Following completion of the practice exam, candidates receive a performance report with recommended areas for improvement. The recommendations are based on how well candidates perform in each content area of the examination:

  • Areas in which candidates perform well receive feedback that some additional review is recommended for continued success;

  • Areas in which performance was marginal receive feedback that additional study is needed for moderate improvement; and

  • Areas in which performance was weak receive feedback that significant study is needed for considerable improvement.