Certification & Training

Certification & Training

NAHRO has long delivered on its mandate to provide superior professional development to organizations and individuals in the affordable housing industry.

Our comprehensive agenda of educational opportunities is second to none. Participants stay informed as they learn from recognized industry experts and apply what they’ve learned to their own agencies and communities.

Whatever career path, interest, or training need, NAHRO Professional Development has the resources and tools to get you up to speed and keep you there.

“The purpose of the organization is to improve the standards and practices of all phases of administration…and to develop and improve the professional standards involved in the administration” of housing and community development programs.

The NAHRO Constitution

Professional Development has been a primary service to NAHRO members and others in the industry for over 75 years. In the past 30 years, NAHRO has provided members and non-members alike with professional education and designations. 


  • Gain relevant skills and knowledge to effectively execute job responsibilities;
  • Attain professional designations as part of career development;
  • Stand out to employers with demonstrated knowledge in the fields of housing and community development;
  • Learn at your own pace

You can take any one of our trainings as a single learning event or as part of a NAHRO Certification pathway.