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


Online Individual Registration

Online Group RegistrationRegister by Fax or by mail

October 22 - 24

Housing Authority of the City of Ft. Lauderdale

500 West Sunrise Boulevard  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Ken LoveSeminar has been Postponed. Please Check back for future date.  


Registration TypeEarly Price*Regular Price
NAHRO Member$775$815
Certification Exam   
NAHRO Member/Non-Member$200$200

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