Does a real estate broker have to be recertified by HUD each year in order to sell HUD Homes?

Yes. HUD-Registered Real Estate Brokers must be recertified by HUD each year to sell HUD Homes.  Name and Address Identification Number (NAID) certifications for Selling Brokers are valid for only one year from the date of issuance.

Note: Do not wait until your recertification date to recertify your NAID. Be sure to recertify in advance of that date to ensure your NAID remains active since some changes may require that HUD reviews your uploaded documents and will (in the case of a broker change) require new E-Signature documents to be signed.

To verify your NAID status and your NAID recertification date,

Using Google Chrome is strongly recommended when accessing the NAID Application Portal.

Online videos and a copy of the NAID Application Portal User Guide for Selling Brokers containing detailed instruction on using the NAID Application Portal are provided at: for your reference.

If you are unable to find your NAID  please call the FHA Resource Center at 1-800-225-5342.

Real Estate Broker recertification policy is in Handbook 4000.1, Section I.B.5.d. at:


All policy information contained in this knowledge base article is based upon the referenced HUD policy document. Any lending or insuring decisions should adhere to the specific information contained in that underlying policy document.

Topic Number: KA-03107