Homebuyer Education

Demonstrating completion of a homebuyer education program is a mandatory pre-requisite to use any Fairfax County homebuyer programs. Most new homebuyers complete the Virginia Housing Development Authority (VHDA) Homeownership Class. This six-hour class is taught at several locations throughout Northern Virginia. Upon completion of the class, VHDA will issue a diploma to you. The VHDA Homeownership Class is free. Seating is limited and registration is required. For class schedule and information call VHDA's toll free number (1-888-643-2696) or visit the VHDA website

  • VHDA requires that everyone fill out and bring a Spending Plan to class.
  • THE CLASS MUST BE TAKEN IN PERSON. You will not receive credit for the online class.
  • This is a six-hour class and may require that you attend three-hour sessions on two different days.  YOU MUST ATTEND BOTH SESSIONS TO RECEIVE CREDIT.



 Please go to the VHDA website ( www.VHDA.com) to find classes in the area. The classes available are taught by different organizations who are authorized VHDA providers. Therefore, in order to register for a class you must follow the instructions shown for the specific one you would like to attend.

"In the event of inclement weather, classes held in a Fairfax County building will be cancelled if evening activities for Fairfax County are cancelled."

 Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all County programs, services and activities. Special accommodations will be provided upon request. Please allow seven working days for preparation of materials. For information call 703-246-5101 or TTY 711.

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