Certification & Training

An Overview of the Financial Management Training Program

What is the Financial Management Training Program (FMTP)?

The Financial Management Training Program (FMTP) is a first of its kind educational series designed by housing agency industry professionals to create a qualified talent pool of finance professionals today and for the future. 

Developed through a public-private partnership between Aprio, Gans, Gans & Associates and NAHRO, the program will equip financial professionals with the knowledge of housing agency accounting and financial management techniques, tools and data management principles, as well as the standards required to effectively manage HUD financial reporting. 

Who should consider the FMTP?

This program will provide CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs, Directors of Finance, Real Estate Development staff, Human Services staff, Controllers, Senior Accountants and Property/Asset Managers in the housing agency industry with the necessary training to effectively lead, organize, direct and manage housing agency finance and administrative staff, operations and accounting systems, processes and regulatory compliance.

Important Note Regarding COVID-19:

Enjoy learning in Person? We do too! Due to COVID-19, the FMTP training has transformed into a completely virtual experience. The health and safety of our participants is our #1 Priority. When purchasing the bundle or a session a la carte, you will be able to pick the option that works best for your busy schedule!

NAHRO, Aprio and Gans, Gans & Associates look forward to when it is safe to be together in person again and continue to monitor guidance from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). We will be offering in-person options in the future, but not until it is safe to do so!

What is included in the Financial Management Training Program?

Six trainings! After completing all six training sessions, individuals will receive a plaque documenting their participation. Additionally, participants will be eligible to become NAHRO certified once the exam is available.

Two ways to learn, one way to save:

1. Save with our Financial Management Training special promotion! This full bundled package includes all six training sessions at a discounted rate. The first 50 to purchase this bundle will receive this special savings. 

MemberNon-Member
Total Retail $3,040$4,040
Regular Bundle $2,650$3,650
Special Bundle Promo
(first 50 individuals to register!)
$2,500$3,500

2. Customize your learning experience! Pick any combination of training sessions that you need a la carte. Please note that ordering all six training sessions together does not qualify for the discount – only bundle purchases qualify for the discount.

What are the Training Sessions?

Training Session #1: Increasing Non-Federal Revenue  

Description of Session: The course will cover how to identify funding opportunities, best practices, case studies, grant writing, cost-benefit analysis, and key fund development terminology.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge about fund development through best practices and the identification of resources to seek non-HUD funding opportunities. 

Delivery MethodTimes and DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
March 30 from 1:30-4:30pm ET


Option 2:
June 2 from 1:30-4:30pm ET
3 hours$215.00$315.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Training Session #2: Staff Development  

Description of Session: The course will cover internal controls, standard operating procedures, compliance toolkit, development of staff, and how to be an effective partner with internal leadership.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge about developing staff and the importance of staff development within the Housing industry.

Delivery MethodTimes/DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
May 19-20, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET

Option 2:
August 18-19, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET
8 hours$655.00$855.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Training Session #3: Leadership Development 

Description of Session: The course will cover effective communication, how to handle a crisis, hacking, misconduct, managing stress, leadership strategies.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge leadership traits, leadership strategies and developing leaders.

Delivery MethodTimes/DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
April 22 from 1:30-4:30pm ET

Option 2:
July 15 from 1:30-4:30pm ET  
3 hours$215.00$315.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Training Session #4: Industry Knowledge & Update 

Description of Session: The course will cover HUD regulations, HUD financial reporting , financial policies, operating budget development, funding sources, and audits.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge about the financial and programmatic operations of the Housing industry.

Delivery MethodTimes/DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
August 10-11, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET

Option 2:
December 7-8 from 1:00-5:00pm ET      
8 hours$655.00$855.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Training Session #5: Real Estate Deal Structure & Property Operations 

Description of Session: The course will cover financial management, financial models, management fees and cost centers, industry standards, and outsourcing property operations.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge about real estate development, deal structure, and the though process to outsource property operations.

Delivery MethodTimes/DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
July 27-30, 2021 from 1:30-4:30pm ET

Option 2:
September 14-17, 2021 from 1:30-4:30pm ET  
12 hours$975.00$1,275.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Training Session #6: Cyber IT & Security 

Description of Session: The course will cover how to identify cybersecurity risks, methods for improving internal controls and procedures to reduce exposure, asset protection and fraud alerts.

Objectives: By the end of the course, the housing professionals will gain knowledge cyber-attacks, mitigating cyber risk and addressing cyber controls.

Delivery MethodTimes/DatesLength of SessionMember PriceNon-Member Price
OnlineOption 1:
July 20, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET

Option 2:
November 4, 2021 from 1:00-5:00pm ET  
4 hours$325.00$425.00
Note: This individual training session is not eligible for the promotional discount. In order to take advantage of our promotional offer, you will need to buy the bundle option instead of buying all six items individually.

Registration opens 2/24/21!

Cancellation Policy

Bundle:

To cancel a bundle purchase (all six FMTP sessions), the registrant must provide a written request of cancellation at least 20 business days in advance of the first session in the bundle. Please note that refunds will not be provided, in any form, after the first session of the bundle occurs. Individuals are strongly encouraged to ensure they are able to participate in the session prior to registering and processing payment.

In addition, it is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their devices and internet connection prior to the start of the online session. Should a technical failure occur at the attendee’s workplace or home that prohibits access to the session, a request for a refund may not be honored. NAHRO utilizes the Zoom platform for its e-Learning and Distance Learning sessions. To learn about technology requirements, please visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. 

However, if the technical failure is the fault of NAHRO and the session is canceled or rescheduled as a result, full credit will be applied toward another online session of equal or lesser value, or a full refund will be issued upon request. 

To cancel: Please send an email to professionaldevelopment@nahro.org and reference your Order Number. No shows will not be eligible for a refund. 

If you have any questions regarding the online registration process or NAHRO’s payment policy, please contact us at professionaldevelopment@nahro.org

For a-la-Carte Virtual Sessions:

To cancel an online course registration, the registrant must provide a written request of cancellation at least 10 business days in advance to the start date of the session. If received less than 10 business days prior to the start date, a cancellation fee of 25% will be incurred, or a registrant can receive a full credit to be applied toward another session of equal or lesser value within the FMTP program. The credit must be used within one year of cancellation to avoid forfeiting. Individuals are strongly encouraged to ensure they are able to participate in the session prior to registering and processing payment.

To cancel: Please send an email to professionaldevelopment@nahro.org and reference your Order Number. No shows will not be eligible for a refund. 

In addition, it is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their devices and internet connection prior to the start of the online session. Should a technical failure occur at the attendee’s workplace or home that prohibits access to the session, a request for a refund may not be honored. NAHRO utilizes the Zoom platform for its e-Learning and Distance Learning sessions. To learn about technology requirements, please visit: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us. 

However, if the technical failure is the fault of NAHRO and the session is canceled or rescheduled as a result, full credit will be applied toward another online session of equal or lesser value, or a full refund will be issued upon request.