**Starting January 1st 2008 we will be offering classroom courses to satisfy these required CEU credits.**


The purpose of this course is to help fulfill 8-hours of the continuing education requirements for manufactured housing Salesperson professionals in the State of Texas.  Upon completion of the course the student should be familiar with both federal and state laws, rules, and regulations that affect the industry, as well as have a working knowledge of the history of the industry, and an idea of where it will go in the future. 


The first hour of the course explores the history of manufactured housing in the United States, including mobile and modular homes.  Two-hours of the course examine the Texas Manufactured Housing Rules focusing on topics such as: Responsibilities of installers, manufacturers, and retailers; licensing requirements; advertising regulations; sanctions and penalties; arbitration rules; warranty procedures; and consumer complaint procedures.  Two more course hours deal with the Federal National Mortgage Association’s (i.e., FNMA or Fannie Mae) Manufactured Homes Underwriting Guidelines. These federal guidelines cover topics including: Product and property eligibility; asset requirements; lien requirements; lender obligations; appraisal requirements, and the desktop underwriting process. 


In addition, two hours of the course consider the National Manufactured Housing Construction and Safety Standards Act and focus on topics such as: Planning considerations; fire safety; body and frame construction requirements; structural load testing; and plumbing system requirements.  The final hour of the course addresses the future of manufactured housing.  This module examines HUD’s vision of how the factory-built housing industry will continue to create and apply new technologies that increase home value and performance.   This module summarizes the state of the manufactured housing industry, describes major industry challenges and opportunities, and suggests concrete ways to fulfill the vision.