Certified Specialist of Inspection Uniform Physical Condition Standards (CSI-UPCS)

Certification Type: 
Specialist Certification
Overview: 

By achieving NAHRO’s Certified Specialist of Inspection -  Uniform Physical Condition Standards (CSI-UPCS) certification, an individual has demonstrated that he/she has the knowledge, skills and ability necessary for inspecting public housing areas including site, building systems, exteriors, common areas, and dwelling unit, plus he/she understands health and safety conditions and the proper reporting and associated actions for such conditions. He/she is familiar with the terms in the Dictionary of Definitions and the various levels of criticality and severity. He/she can evaluate their organization's current inspection operation including the identification of strengths, weaknesses, and how the inspection process can interface effectively with good maintenance planning. An individual has also acquired the knowledge necessary to determine the impact inspection outcomes have on their agency’s Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) score. This individual understands the importance of and agrees to adhere to the highest standard of professional conduct.

 Certification is achieved by completing the requirements for:

  • Experience and/or education
  • Passing result on NAHRO Certification Exam
  • Ethics training
  • Submittal of application including commitment to NAHRO Code of Professional Conduct
Certification Requirements: 
LESS Than Five Years' Experience in the Housing & Redevelopment Industry MORE Than Five Years' Experience in the Housing & Redevelopment Industry

Successful Completion of OPTIONS A, B and C

A. Successful Completion of the following seminars or equivalent:

B. Successfully Passed the following Exam:

C. Successful Completion of the following ethics training or equivalent:

Ethics Training for NAHRO Specialist Certifications online e-Learning seminar

OR

OR

Ethics module presented within the following NAHRO seminars (after November 2014):

Successful Completion of OPTIONS A and C

A. Successfully Passed the following Exam:

C. Successful Completion of the following ethics training or equivalent:
 

OR

OR

Ethics module presented within the following NAHRO seminars  (after November 2014):

2. Completion of Certification Application 2. Completion of Certification Application
Application form: 
Recertification: 

0.5 CEUs required every 3 years from date of certification

CLICK HERE for recertification  information and application.

Contact Information: 

For further information regarding NAHRO Certification, contact:

certification@nahro.org

or Blake Pavlik , Director, NAHRO Certification, at bpavlik@nahro.org or 877-866-2476 ext. 6261