NAHRO Certified Specialist of Maintenance (CSM)

Certification Type: 
Specialist Certification
Overview: 

NAHRO Certified Specialist of Maintenance (CSM) Certification is for new and established technicians, supervisors and managers of affordable/assisted housing maintenance.  The NAHRO Certification affirms your knowledge and skills. Certification is achieved by completing the requirements for:

  • Experience (at least six months experience in the Housing and Redevelopment Industry, more than five years waiving the industry training requirement)
  • Education (High School diploma or equivalent plus industry training)
  • Ethics (completing NAHRO Ethics Seminar and subscribing to the NAHRO Code of Professional Conduct)
  • Passing NAHRO Certification Exams
Certification Requirements: 

(Must Complete Options 1, 2 & 3)

1)            Completion of NAHRO’s Managing Maintenance Seminar

OR

Five years’ experience in the Housing and Community Development Industry

OR

Completion of 17 hours of training on Housing Maintenance from another provider (Applicant must include a copy of a certificate of completion. The certificate must have the name of the participant, the name of the provider (and logo, if applicable), title and date of seminar, and number of Continuing Education Units earned for attendance.)

2)          Passing grade on NAHRO’s Certified Specialist of Maintenance (CSM) Certification Exam or NAHRO Managing Maintenance Proficiency Test

3)           Completion of NAHRO’s Ethics for NAHRO’s Specialist Certifications Seminar

OR

Completion of NAHRO’s Ethics for NAHRO’s Management Certifications Seminar

OR

Completion of NAHRO’s Public Housing Manager Seminar after September 1, 2010, (contains a module equivalent to NAHRO’s Ethics for Specialists Seminar)

OR

Completion of a NAHRO Seminar after December 1, 2014 that contained a module equivalent to NAHRO’s Ethics for Specialists Seminar (select seminars only).

OR

Completion of 2.5 hours of training on ethics specifically related to the Housing and Community Development industry from another provider (Applicant must include a copy of a certificate of completion. The certificate must have the name of the participant, the name of the provider (and logo, if applicable), title and date of seminar, and number of Continuing Education Units earned for attendance.)

Application form: 
Contact Information: 

certification@nahro.org