Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

Improve the level of your HCV and PBV/Section 8 Housing Inspections and meet SEMAP requirements. Develop or fine-tune related work skills, review procedures and forms affecting standards, and learn how to evaluate your current operations to identify strengths and challenges. The NAHRO Certified Specialist of Inspection - Housing Choice Vouchers (CSI-HCV) Certification Exam is offered on the last day of the seminar. (1.95 CEUs)

“I totally appreciated and enjoyed this training. Thank you for helping me to be a better employee, professional and human being.”

-2013 HQS seminar participant

Who Should Attend

Section 8 Housing Inspectors, Preventative Maintenance Inspectors, and new and seasoned inspectors.

Learning outcomes:

Through expert instruction, you will learn to conduct a thorough inspection to illustrate (or rediscover) details that must be observed, and identify actions to be taken. Specific topics to be addressed are:

  • Section 8 Pre-Inspection and Inspection Preparation and Procedures
  • Negotiation and Arbitration—How to Successfully Come to Agreement with Landlords and Residents
  • Problem Solving and Conflict Resolution
  • Consistency—How to Pass Inspections, Even When HUD Arrives for a Surprise Review
  • Reinspection—How to Avoid Pitfalls

Schedule and Agenda

Registration begins at 8:00 am on the first day
Seminar runs daily from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars

Date Location Faculty

Online Individual Registration

Online Group Registration Register by Fax or by mail

There are no classes scheduled at this time. To be notified when another class is scheduled please contact Spiro Vithoulkas at svithoulkas@nahro.org or call the NAHRO Professional Development team at (877)-866-2476


Registration Type Early Price* Regular Price
NAHRO Member $775 $815
Non-Member $1000 $1040
Certification Exam    
NAHRO Member/Non-Member $200 $200

*Applicable to registrations submitted up to 30 days before the seminar start date