Invest Atlanta Homebuyer Education

Borrowers must contact a participating homebuyer educator listed below to attend an eight-hour homebuyer education course.

About the Course

The homebuyer education course curriculum addresses the following key topics:

  • Assessing homeownership readiness
  • Budgeting and credit
  • Financing a home
  • Shopping for a home
  • Maintaining a home and finances.

The curriculum adheres to the National Industry Standards code of ethics.

Where Can You Take The Course?

Here is a list of Invest Atlanta approved local providers for homebuyer education courses:

* Organization offers online homebuyer education course
** Organization offers renovation education class

Completion & Next Steps

A certificate of completion must be presented to the lender prior to approval of the first mortgage. All certificates are valid for 12 months after completion of course. If applicable, the cost for the counseling course can be applied towards the minimum borrower contribution for the down payment assistance programs.

  • Homebuyer must contact a Participating Homebuyer Educator directly
  • The certificate must be within the past 12 months.
  • Minimum of 8 hours of education and counseling
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