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 in several locations throughout Northern Virginia. The VHDA Homeownership Class is free but because seating is limited so registration is required. To obtain a class schedule and for more information about the class call VHDA's toll free number (1-888-643-2696). You may also visit the VHDA website for information on their schedules and programs. The VHDA requires that everyone fill out and bring a Spending Plan to class.

THE CLASS MUST BE TAKEN IN PERSON. IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT ALL HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS WHO WILL BE ON THE LOAN ATTEND THE CLASS BECAUSE SOME LENDERS REQUIRE IT. Upon completion of the class the VHDA will issue a diploma to you.

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 703-385-3578 (TTY).


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