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 HUD to review your uploaded documents and will (in the case of a broker change) require new E-Signature documents to be signed.

To verify your NAID recertification date:
  1. Go to the HUD HomeStore website at: http://www.hudhomestore.com;
  2. Click the NAID Application Portal tab on the gray menu bar at the top of the page;
  3. Click the “Here” link inside the message bubble to access the NAID Application Portal;
  4. Click the Check NAID Recertification and License Expiration Dates button and enter your NAID number; and
  5. Click Submit.
Use of the Google Chrome browser is strongly recommended when accessing the NAID Application Portal.

A copy of the NAID-Recertification User Guide for Participating Brokers containing detailed instruction on using the NAID Application Portal is provided at: https://www.hudhomestore.com/ListingSiteFAQ.htm 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 I.B.5.d. at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh

A copy of the NAID Application Portal User Guide for Selling Brokers containing detailed instruction on using the NAID Application Portal is provided at: https://www.hudhomestore.com/ListingSiteFAQ.htm 
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 I.B.5.d. at: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/administration/hudclips/handbooks/hsgh
 

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