Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

Course Description: 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. New for 2015: This seminar now incorporates NAHRO's Ethics for Specialist module, making it more convenient than ever to meet the requirements for the CSI-HCV Certification. (1.95 CEUs

"I totally appreciated this! Thank you for helping me to be a better professional and human being."
-2013 HQS seminar participant

Who Should Attend:

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


Through expert instruction, you will learn to conduct a thorough inspection to illustrate (or rediscover) details that must be observed in order to identify actions to be takend. 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 & Agenda:

Day 1: 8:00 a.m.-Registration 
Day 1: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Day 2: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Day 3: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Seminars:
DateLocationFaculty Online RegistrationScan/Fax

November 3 - 5, 2015

Tampa Housing Authority
5301 West Cypress St. 
Tampa, FL 33607
Keith ColemanRegister with Visa, Mastercard, American Express or check.



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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


On-Site Training Opportunity Below:

DateLocationFaculty Registration

July 29-31, 2015 

The Piedmont Triad Regional Council (PTRC)
 1398 Carrollton Crossing Dr.
Kernersville, NC 27284
Kenneth Love

Contact Donisha Brown at PTRC directly at (336) 904-0300


Cost included Training with Exam and Meals$750
Government Rate$695
Nonprofit Rate$625

For more information please contact the NAHRO Professional Development team at (877) 866-2476 or ProfessionalDevelopment@nahro.org

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