Certification & Training

NSPIRE for Vouchers


This program is designed for the Housing Choice Voucher Program that is now required to implement the new inspection program known as National Standards for the Physical Inspections of Real Estate (NSPIRE). This is not the Public Housing programs course.  

HUD has begun a complete review and revamp of the Real Estate Assessment Center (REAC) inspection protocols for HCV and other assisted housing programs. This training will help attendees understand the new standards, the scoring system and the impact of the deficiencies identified during the inspection. Agencies are completely transitioning from UPCS to NSPIRE and need to start preparing for the implementation of NSPIRE.  

During this training, participants will learn about the new NSPIRE protocol, including the new 63 standards, types of deficiencies, impact on the scoring, and administration. The training will include photos of actual deficiencies so individuals will understand the new criteria, and the differences between life-threatening, severe, moderate and low. The 3 areas of inspection will be covered – Outside, inside, and unit.  

Get your agency ready for implementing the new protocol — We will take you deep into the standards, the impact of each deficiency, and provide methods to focus on and correct life-threatening and severe conditions to improve an agency’s scores. 


After completing this training, participants will be able to:

  • Provide a greater understanding of the new inspection requirements and standards 
  • Provide methods to improve the scores of the Housing Choice Voucher Program 
  • Obtain a better understanding of inspectable areas and the levels of deficiencies 
  • Provide foundational information that can be used by all personnel as a guide to the standards and processes 

Who Should Attend?

  • Housing Choice Voucher Executive Directors of small agencies who conduct inspections
  • HCV Directors of Operations of small agencies who conduct inspections
  • Housing Choice Voucher Inspectors
  • Housing Choice Voucher Managers
  • HCV Maintenance Supervisors
  • Maintenance Personnel
In-Person or
Virtual Classroom
In-Person: 3 Days
Online: 18 Hours