Available Distance Learning Trainings:


January 25-28: Procurement & Contract Management
NAHRO’s Procurement and Contract Management training is completely revised and updated for HUD’s new handbook 7460.8 REV 2. Understanding the new handbook and how it interfaces with the asset management paradigm will help your agency in determining responsibility and accountability at the development site. You will learn how to procure quality goods and services for the right cost, the highest quality, for timely delivery, and in compliance with applicable laws and policies. The training covers estimating costs of goods and services and developing criteria for analysis of proposals.

February 2-5: Commissioners Fundamentals
Join our Commissioners Fundamentals course to create a strong foundation for your work as a housing commissioner. The commissioner’s role is complex and can be daunting at times.  We hope you will join us as we explore the roles and responsibilities of housing commissioners, discover the multi-faceted commissioner roles as advocate, leader, team builder and strategist, as well as the intricacies of board-staff relationships and boundaries, and review the principles and strategies of board governance, as well as some of the oversight functions of the board. This virtual classroom includes four online modules, over four days.  You will need to attend all four days to receive your course completion certificate. Commissioners Fundamentals is one of two NAHRO courses required to obtain your NAHRO Commissioners Certification.  Becoming a NAHRO Certified Commissioner is a great way to show your commitment to becoming a knowledgeable, engaged and ethical leader in your organization. Ethics for Commissioners is the other course you’ll want to complete to apply for your certification.

February 8-15: HCV Occupancy, Eligibility, Income & Rent Calculation
This NAHRO Professional Development offering combines two seminars — Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy and Housing Choice Voucher Eligibility, Income, and Rent Calculation — into one comprehensive program. Through 6 modules, this training will provide participants with an understanding of the vast regulatory guidance that has formed and shaped the Housing Choice Voucher program. It focuses on effective interviewing, waitlist management, screening, outreach and marketing, and accurate application of eligibility, income and rent calculation regulatory compliance. The nuts and bolts of dealing with eligibility, income, and rent calculations will be mastered through engaging participants in skill development and practice. Most importantly, this class will equip participants with the necessary skills to reduce errors and avoid HUD findings in compliance audits.

March 15-19: Family Self Sufficiency
The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program is a critical and exciting component to the future of the Housing Choice Voucher /Public Housing Programs. Through this course you will gain or refresh your knowledge of the elements needed to create a successful and innovative FSS program. While attending this interactive course you will discover how to be an effective and creative coordinator using best practice case management techniques, including dissecting regulations to insure proper reporting, collecting data, and creating a linkage from the Housing Choice Voucher program to Homeownership. Learn how to create dynamic partnerships within the community to maximize the resources for your participants. Attendees will learn how to form a non-profit organization, to assist with securing and enhancing future FSS funding. You will be inspired to make a difference in the lives of those families you serve! This course includes a proficiency test.

March 8-12: Uniform Physical Condition Standards
Over five 4-hour modules, participants will be provided with the knowledge and skills needed to properly inspect Public Housing Agency (PHA) Program units. This interactive and comprehensive training, which discusses specifications of the Public Housing Assessment System (PHAS) and the inspector’s roles and responsibilities, enhances participants’ knowledge of and abilities to meet new challenges and procedures related to using Uniform Physical Condition Standards. Fulfills one of the requirements for the CSI-UPCS certification. Becoming a NAHRO Certified Specialists of Inspection Uniform Physical Condition Standards is a great way to show your commitment to becoming a knowledgeable, engaged and ethical leader in your organization. Ethics for Specialists is the other course you’ll want to complete to apply for your certification.

March 22-29: Rent Calculation for HCV and PH Staff
This course provides intermediate training in rent calculation for the public housing and housing choice voucher programs. The course also explores strengthening math skills and addressing math challenges in rent calculation through rigorous assignments and study. 

March 22-26: Housing Quality Standards
Through 6 modules delivered over a two-week period, learn how to improve the level of your HCV and PBV/Section 8 Housing Inspections and meet SEMAP requirements through these interactive modules. Develop or fine-tune related work skills, review procedures and forms affecting standards, and learn how to evaluate your current operations to identify strengths and challenges. The NAHRO Certified Specialist of Inspection – Housing Quality Standards (CSI-HQS) Certification Exam is offered online.