Certification & Training

Certified Specialist of Fair Housing (CSFH)

NAHRO’s Certified Specialist of Fair Housing (CSFH) designation demonstrates that an individual has the knowledge, skills and ability necessary for:

  • Understanding Fair Housing laws and regulations that affect affordable housing programs.
  • Creating and maintaining processes, policies, and procedures to ensure compliance.
  • Identifying and eliminating barriers to promote Fair Housing within the ever-changing regulatory environment.
  • Anticipating and avoiding complaints and compliance issues.

How do I get the NAHRO Certified Specialist of Fair Housing (CSFH)?

NAHRO has one path to this certification! Please refer to the chart below to see your path. 

Your Path to Become A NAHRO Certified Specialist of Fair Housing (CSFH) Flow Chart  There is one path to become NAHRO Certified.  You are required to take NAHRO’s Fair Housing Training, receive a passing score on the NAHRO Fair Housing Certification Exam, take NAHRO’s Ethics for Housing Professionals OR Ethics for Management Training, and complete the CSFH Certification Application.

Certification Requirements

Education & ExperienceHigh School Diploma or Equivalent AND 6 months of experience 
OR Associates degree and above (6 months of experience not required) 
Specialist Training Completion of NAHRO’s Fair Housing Training 
Ethics TrainingCompletion of NAHRO’s Ethics for Housing Professionals
OR Ethics for Management Training 
ExamPassing score on NAHRO’s Fair Housing Certification exam 
ApplicationSubmission of Certification Application 

Requirement to waive the management training and sit for the exam

Due to NAHRO’s dedication to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), Fair Housing is not eligible to be waived. We strongly believe that all housing and community development professionals should be educated and remain updated on current Fair Housing laws and requirements. 

All applicants must understand the importance of, and agree to adhere to, NAHRO’s Professional Code of Conduct.


0.5 NAHRO CEUs (5 training hours) required every 3 years from date of certification

For further information regarding NAHRO Certification, contact: