The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff in affordable developments, including LIHTC. It is the only occupancy course that covers the HUD 4350.3 Handbook in its entirety, with specific handbook references cited in the margins of the course text.
Each participant will receive a copy of the 4350.3 Handbook at this course. The two and a half day program is composed of occupancy focused instruction. Participants will receive a voucher from their hosting AHMA to take the CPO exam independently on their own at their home office, or property. Students that successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin. All CPOs will be listed in an online national certification directory. The CPO is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP®) certification program.
It is recommended that course attendees have a basic knowledge of the HUD 4350.3 Rev – 1 (change 4) Handbook prior to registration.
Please bring a calculator, highlighters and post it notes.
In addition to the SHCM exam, the CPO and FHC will now be offered as an on line exam. (The on line exams are compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and higher, and Safari web browsers. The exams are compatible with all tablets regardless of their operating system.)