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Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) Certification: Accelerated Virtual Training: March 2021

Start Date: 3/23/2021 9:00 AM EDT
End Date: 3/24/2021 2:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: SAHMA

Contact:
Betsy Eddy
Email: betsy.eddy@sahma.org
Phone: (800) 745-4088

Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) Certification
Accelerated Virtual Training


Tuesday, March 23, 2021
9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST 
(8:00 am - 1:00 pm CST
&

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

9:00 am - 2:00 pm EST (8:00 am - 1:00 pm CST)

*Physical textbook provided with registration

Fees:
SAHMA Member: $440
SAHMA Member Volume Discount: $405 (members registering 3 or more from the same company at the same time, contact the SAHMA office at 800.745.4088)
Non-members: $540


Agenda (10 hours): 
Day 1
9:00 am - 2:00 pm      Instruction (lunch break included)
Day 2
9:00 am - 2:00 pm      Instruction (lunch break included)
 
Online CPO Exam - At the end of the course you will receive a voucher number and can take the four (4) hour "open book" exam at your convenience but within 3 weeks of completing the course. Take the exam at a time and place that works for you and NO proctor is required!  You will receive the voucher number and instructions on how to log into the website that hosts the exam at the end of the course. Students are notified immediately of their test results upon completion of the exam. 

*This exam is compatible with S
afari web browsers, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge and compatible with iPad tablets.
Description:
A Comprehensive Course for Managers of Affordable Housing
Created by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA), on the HUD Handbook 4350.3. This course has been updated to reflect all changes in the HUD Handbook 4350.3. The CPO is a required course for the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification. It provides exceptional occupancy information for all types of affordable property management staff (including LIHTC developments combined with HUD and public housing projects undergoing RAD conversions to PBRA).

Students who successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin. All CPOs will be listed in an annual, national certification directory. Each year following certification, all CPOs will need to submit a modest renewal fee in order to maintain their certification. 

Students will learn occupancy requirements of subsidized multifamily housing. The CPO course covers all portions of the 4350.3, including eligibility, occupancy standards, tenant screening, assets and income, the lease and rent computations, etc. 

This accelerated virtual Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a condensed version of the NAHMA CPO full 3 day course. Designed with the busy property manager in mind, this version of the CPO course will include the CPO manual and the HUD Handbook 4350.3. NAHMA has shortened this course to a format that is better suited to fit working professionals who:
  • Have been currently in the affordable housing industry, and have taken occupancy related courses in the past (online or classroom) 
  • Have exposure to the HUD Handbook 4350.3 and familiarity of how to use the handbook.
Fees and reasonable expenses for the course are an approved project expense.

This accelerated virtual CPO course will follow the 1-Day CPO intensive agenda and
is composed of two (2) 5-hour interactive Zoom meeting training sessions and a take home four (4) hour certification exam that must be taken within 3 weeks of completing the course. Each participant will receive the Zoom meeting credentials and the supplemental materials via email two (2) business days prior to the course. Each participant will receive a physical copy of the NAHMA CPO manual to the mailing address associated with your registration. You will use the manual and supplemental materials during the two (2) training sessions. 

Please note: Due to shipping the physical textbook, substitutions will not be accepted once the online registration closes (10 business days prior to the start of the event).

 
Trainer: Sonja Horn, Marcrum Management/DASH Compliance


Attendees should be prepared with a computer/laptop (webcam & microphone optional, but preferred for best interactive ability), calculator, pencils and highlighter for the course.  

Cancellations: Must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund less a $75 fee. After that date, no substitutions may be made due to shipping the physical textbook. NO SHOWS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULL REGISTRATION FEE!
Confirmations: If you do not receive an email confirmation of your registration, contact the SAHMA office.
Questions: Call SAHMA at 800.745.4088 or email info@sahma.org
Each participant must be registered. The online training credentials received are for the registrant's use only and should not be shared with others.

*Course space is limited. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis. This program is subject to cancellation if minimum number of registrations is not received.


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