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NMA and HAI Group offer certification courses to enrich your housing skills

The following courses can be completed at your own pace within six months of purchase.

Self-Paced Online Course Offerings

Effective Interviewing for Program Integrity

Let us help you reduce errors and prevent fraud in our highly recommended course. This training provides the knowledge you need to produce skilled, well-trained interviewing staff; utilize effective tools for communication and data collection; and create a standardized staff interviewing methodology. Register on the HAI Group website

Fair Housing and Reasonable Accommodation

We offer one of the most comprehensive certification courses available, covering the essentials of federal fair housing laws relevant to public housing and HCV course operations. Brush up and get certified today! This course has been completely revamped with expanded and updated content, including the latest HUD guidance on HOTMA and LEP. Register on the HAI Group website

Fundamentals of Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) Management

This class digs into the fundamentals of the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program, including compliance time periods, the basics of applying for tax credits, how credits are calculated, recapture, tenant income calculation and eligibility, rent setting, ongoing eligibility requirements, and property inspection protocol. Register on the HAI Group website

HCV and Public Housing Rent Calculation

This training teaches rent calculation for both the public housing and Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) programs. Learn how to identify and calculate income from assets, how to calculate annual and adjusted income, and what the requirements are for verification. Register on the HAI Group website

HCV Housing Quality Standards (HQS)

Gain a thorough understanding of how to complete Housing Quality Standards (HQS) inspections on vacant or occupied units. We’ll provide the high-quality information, resources, and skills you need to determine if units pass or fail the minimum standards. In addition, we’ll share HQS-related SEMAP indicators and their impact on your PHA’s SEMAP score. Register on the HAI Group website

HCV Rent Calculation

This course offers lecture and learning activities to help you apply HUD regulations and guidance to rent calculation and master the formulas for correctly calculating rent for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program. Register on the HAI Group website

HCV Specialist

Achieve an understanding of HUD regulations for the Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) program in this three-in-one training covering eligibility, rent calculation, and occupancy. You’ll learn how to correctly determine a family’s eligibility for the HCV program, perform required occupancy activities, and accurately calculate rent. Register on the HAI Group website

Multifamily Housing Specialist

Learn HUD regulations for the Project-Based Rental Assistance program (PBRA) under HUD’s Office of Multifamily Housing Programs. The course provides a comprehensive training on the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV-1, including eligibility, screening and selection, admission, rent calculation, recertification, and termination, as well as a discussion of HUD’s multifamily systems. Register on the HAI Group website

Public Housing Management (PHM)

Get an overview of all the elements of public housing managements and their impact on your Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) scores. This course covers basic public housing program information, HUD requirements for fair housing, factors of eligibility, tenant selection and wait list management, rent calculation, the occupancy cycle, resident relations strategies, managing a budget, and PHAS. Register on the HAI Group website

Public Housing Rent Calculation

Learn how to complete Form HUD-50058 and calculate annual income, income exclusions, and the earned income disallowance (EID). Understand how to verify and calculate assets, asset income, and adjusted income, as well as how to determine minimum rent and utility allowances. Register on the HAI Group website

RAD Project-Based Voucher Specialist

This course teaches the HUD requirements for the Project-Based Voucher (PBV) program under Rental Assistance Demonstration (RAD). You’ll learn how to set rents, determine eligibility, operate the wait list, and organize files. Plus, we cover PBV contracts and how they work, the basics of inspections, how units are leased, and occupancy issues such as annual recertification, income increases, and terminations. Register on the HAI Group website

Family Self-Sufficiency

This class is under construction. The final rule published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2022 implements changes to the FSS program that will affect our training. We are in the process of building a completely revised and revamped course around the new regulations.