Housing Quality Standards (HQS) w/ Certification Exam

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. This training now incorporates NAHRO's Ethics for Specialist module, making it more convenient than ever to meet the requirements for the CSI-HCV Certification.

"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:

Total: 3 Days

Day 1: 8:00am - 8:30am - Registration 
Day 1: 8:30am - 4:30pm - Training
Day 2: 8:30am - 4:30pm - Training
Day 3: 8:30am - 2:30pm - Training
Day 3: 2:30pm - 4:30pm - Certification Exam
NAHRO Continuing Education Units (CEU's)
Training Completion = 1.75
Certification Exam = 0.20
Total = 1.95


Online Registration
December 8-10, 2015
Huntsville Housing Authority
Gateway Place
715 Gallatin Street SW
Huntsville, AL 35801
Keith Coleman
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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

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