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

ATTENTION: Our credit card processing system is temporarily unavailable. Please register by using the Online Group Registration option. 


Online Individual Registration

Online Group RegistrationRegister by Fax or by mail

April 27 - 29, 2015

This Training is Confirmed

Housing Authority of the City of Ft. Lauderdale

Robert P. Kelly Building
500 West Sunrise Boulevard  Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33311

Keith ColemanCLICK HERE for individual registrants with Visa,Mastercard or American Express.CLICK HERE to register two (2) or more people with Visa,Mastercard, American Express or check.

Please print out and fax in registration form below to NPDS at 202-289-8181

PDF Registration Form


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




June 9-11, 2015

Housing Authority of the City of Alameda

703 Atlantic Avenue, Alameda, CA 94501


Marie Long



Download application attatchment below

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