Educational Opportunities

If you manufacture, sell, install or work on Manufactured Housing, check out this section. 

NY Dept. of State Manufactured Housing Program

The New York Housing Association, in cooperation with the New York State Department of State Division of Building Codes & Standards (DBSC), is providing training opportunities to meet the requirements of the Manufactured Housing Advancement Act. All registrations for training of industry personnel need to be done through the Association.

Visit the DBSC website, where you can find manufactured housing forms (Application for Certification, Application for Warranty Seals, etc.) as well as a copy of the regulations relating to Manufactured Housing in NY. All forms can be found here.

Requirements to become certified in New York State as a manufacturer, retailer, installer or mechanic include financial responsibility, experience, education, initial training and in some cases, a written examination. Requirements vary with each type of certification. Prior to beginning any training, all applicants should read the Manufactured Housing Laws & Regulations Part 1210. Click here to view Part 1210.


Initial Certification Courses

Format includes 21B Initial Training in the morning and Mechanics Training in the afternoon. Installers will take their initial training online prior to attending the 21B Course.

Prior to initial certification, students should study the requirements to become certified in New York State as a manufacturer, retailer, installer or mechanic. They include financial responsibility, experience, education, initial training and in some cases, a written examination. Requirements vary with each type of certification. Prior to beginning any training, all applicants should read the Manufactured Housing Laws & Regulations Part 1210.

The full schedule of upcoming courses can be found on our calendar.

Continuing Education Courses

People wo become certified as Retailers, Manufacturers, Installers and/or Mechanics are required to complete 3 hours of Continuning Education once every two years. The New York Housing Association offers these courses to both members and non-members. View our full calendar of upcoming CONTINUING EDUCATION courses by clicking on the blue button below.

Register Online!


Installer Certification Training

The New York Manufactured Housing Installation Certification Course is made up of two sections. The first is through MHEI and is available online; the second is the 21B Course offered by the New York Housing Association.

To register with MHEI for the first part of this course, please click here. Click on “New York” on the map to register.

The $270 registration fee includes the course guidebook, 21B Course registration fee and final exam. Course registrants have up to three months to complete the Online Training Course with MHEI.

Once successfully completed, they will need to register for the 21B Installer Course (fee included) with the New York Housing Association and will take the final written exam after the 21B Course is complete. To view the full schedule of upcoming 21B INSTALLER courses, please click here.

To qualify for Installer Certification in New York State, one must complete the full training course successfully (both online with MHEI and the 21B course) and pass the final written exam. For more information on qualifications for certification as an installer in New York State, contact the Manufactured Housing Unit at the NYS Department of State Division of Building Standards & Codes at 518-474-4073 or follow this link to their website

Requirements to become certified in New York State as a manufacturer, retailer, installer or mechanic include financial responsibility, experience, education, initial training and in some cases, a written examination. Requirements vary with each type of certification. Prior to beginning any training, all applicants should read the Manufactured Housing Laws & Regulations Part 1210. Here is the link.