Frequently Asked Questions

Both HUD and SEBA staff for the HUD-Administered Manufactured Home Installation program are dedicated to providing timely and comprehensive answers to all questions you may have. Below you will find a list of common questions and answers, in addition to specific questions we have received for all program activities and kick-off calls. 
 

  
Questions from Conference Calls, Webinars and More
Maryland Program Kick-off Call - July 14, 2015
Open Industry Conference Call - August 11, 2015
Nebraska Program Kick-off Call - September 1, 2015
Retailer Webinar - October 20, 2015
Open Industry Conference Call - November 13, 2015
Eastern States Kick-off Webinar - December 1, 2015
Western States Kick-off Webinar - January 12, 2016
Open Industry Conference Call - February 9, 2016
Vermont Conference Call - April 7, 2016
Open Industry Conference Call - May 10, 2016 - Click Here for Recording
Open Industry Conference Call - August 11, 2016 - Click Here for Recording
Open Industry Conference Call - September 13, 2016 - Click Here for Recording
Open Industry Conference Call - December 13, 2016
Open Industry Conference Call - June 13, 2017 - Click Here for Recording
Michigan Implementation Webinar - June 21, 2017 - Click Here for Recording
HUD Certificate of Occupancy Determination
General Program FAQ
 
General FAQ
 
Under what authority does this program operate?
This program is mandated by Federal Law and HUD per CFR 24 3280, 3282, 3285, 3286 in parts.
 
Who will need a license?
Anyone that installs a new manufactured home in a HUD-Administered state or territory. 
 
At present the following states fall under the HUD-Administered Manufactured Home Installation Program:
 
Alaska 
Connecticuit
Hawaii
Illinois
Maryland
Massachusettes
Michigan
Montana
Nebraska
New Jersey
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Vermont
Wyoming
 
How do I get a license to become a manufactured home installer?
You must fill out the HUD 307 Manufactured Home Installer License Application with all required supplemental information.
 
Make sure to fill out the forms entirely with accurate information and legible handwriting. When you submit the application you must also include the following:
     1. A copy of your surety bond or irrevocable letter of credit and insurance policy. 
     2. Proof of completion for an approved installer training course. 

 
How long is my HUD Installer License good for?
Your license as an installer will be good for 3 years.
 
How do I renew my HUD Installer License?
To renew you will need to re-apply. To qualify you must take 8 hours of continuing education courses and submit proof with your application. You will receive a notice to renew 6 months before your license expires at the email address you have on file with us.
 
Do training programs offered by states with a qualified state installation program meet the training requirement for the HUD Installer License?

No. Only approved programs for the HUD Installation Program are accepted.
  
What qualifies as continuing education? 
A list will be published of contacts for qualifying continuing education providers and sent to licensed installers at the time they receive the notice for renewal.
 
Where will the HUD Installer License give me the ability to install homes?
In all HUD-Administered states and territories. Please see the list of states in Question 2.
 
Do I need a state or local license in HUD-Administered states?
You may still need a state, local and/or business license if required by your state or local government.
 
If I already have a state contracting license do I still need a HUD-issued Installer License?
Yes, if you are installing a home in a HUD-Administered State.

How are inspectors certified for the HUD Installation Program?
Inspectors are not certified or licensed through HUD for this program. However, inspectors must meet qualifications pursuant to 24 CFR 3286.511 to be able to inspect manufactured homes in HUD-Administered states.
  
Do I need to get permits from my local building officials?
Yes, if your locality requires permits for the installation of manufactured homes, grading or land development activities, or environmental permits, i.e. well and septic permits you must still get all required permits from the State or local authority.

What are the penalties for failure to comply with program requirements?
Any person who fails to comply with the requirements is subject to civil and criminal penalties, and to actions for injunctive relief pursuant to 24 CFR 3286.703.