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 LoveCLICK 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.CLICK HERE for Registration Form (.pdf format)


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