Rocky Mountain Development Council

Homebuyer Education Classes

2017 Class Schedule
Jan14 8a.m. to 5 p.m.
Feb. No Class
March 25 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
April 22 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 20 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
June 17 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
July 22 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Aug. 19 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Oct. 21 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Nov. 18 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dec. 16 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Development Council offers its Homebuyer Education class in Helena once per month. Classes are 9 hours and are typically held all day on a Saturday – see below for course dates, times and locations. The purpose of the class is to teach potential homeowners about the process of purchasing a home. This is a great program for both new and experienced home buyers and provides a good opportunity to become a more educated home buyer and homeowner. The class is taught by certified homeownership educators and other professionals from the community who provide presentations on a range of homeownership topics including:

  • Choosing a lender and understanding loan products and terms
  • Working with a real estate agent who really grasps your needs and price range
  • Understanding the scope and value of home inspections
  • Evaluating your credit and using credit wisely
  • Budgeting for your household and determining affordability
  • Choosing insurance policies
  • Understanding the title insurance and closing process
  • Maintaining your home so it continues to be an appreciating asset

Registration and Payment

Registration:  Advanced registration is required, and participants must schedule a 30 minute appointment prior to the class to review their credit report and pick up class materials. To register, and schedule your counseling appointment, please contact Colleen Phillips via phone at (406) 442-1236 or email

Class Fee: $35 per for a single and $55.00 for a couple. Fee is due at time of registration and is non-refundable but may be applied to a future class.

Location: Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at Rocky Mountain Development Council, 200 South Cruse in Helena,

If you have special needs such as those covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act please let us know and we can make accommodations for you.

Note: Our classroom is not suitable for children. Please make childcare arrangements.

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