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Accredited Housing Compliance Professional (AHCP)

Click on this link to access our Accredited Housing Compliance Professional (AHCP) Member Directory This database is the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for locating AHCP™ credential holders and it is updated twice monthly. Person's who hold this designation have taken our 5 day course and have passed our rigorous examination. The exam is then scored and the person who has taken the exam is then notified.
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HUD Occupancy Training Class Description ($450.00/person):

Our Occupancy Training Course has been updated to include changes from the HUD 4350.3 REV. 1 Change 4. This course is designed for all Affordable Housing Management Staff who are required to use the HUD Handbook 4350.3. It is especially helpful for property/site managers and multifamily property management staff who are responsible for the leasing and occupancy aspects of the property. This course also is ideal for a newly-hired manager or those with no HUD experience, as well as those needing a refresher course on the basics and the latest updates.

The Accredited Housing Compliance Professional™ (AHCP™) course is a comprehensive program covering the entire HUD Handbook 4350.3 including the latest revisions. Each participant will have access via a link to an updated version of this Handbook. Our extensive course material covers all topics from eligibility criteria, occupancy standards, tenant selection and screening to non-discrimination, allowances, adjusted income, certifying tenants and annual recertification.

This five day AHCP™ course is taught by certified instructors who are experts on HUD’s occupancy standards. After completing the five days of interactive instruction, each participant must pass a rigorous exam (consisting of short answer, multiple choice, true/false and case study) to become a certified AHCP™. Each participant who successfully completes the course will receive an AHCP™ certificate of designation. When the AHCP™ designation is achieved, you should feel confident that your staff will be well-equipped and knowledgeable regarding the rules and regulations of the affordable housing industry.

This hands-on course will walk you through the HUD Handbook 4350.3 REV 1, Change 4. This training will provide explanation of terms and guidance on how to find information using the handbook.

Below is a brief outline of the course:

  • INTRODUCTION
  • ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • APPLICATION PROCESS
  • ASSETS
  • INCOME
  • ALLOWANCES
  • ANNUAL RECERTIFICATIONS
  • INTERIM ADJUSTMENTS

Prepare for the class by:

  • Having a copy of the current handbook, a calculator and a highlighter on hand.

  • The course takes cumulatively about 10 hours when taken over a 5 day period which is accomplished by breaking it up into (5) two hour sessions. Be sure to sign up for the class when you feel you can complete it within the five-day period.

  • Once you register, you will receive an "Invite" e-mail confirming the registration and including a unique link for access to the training course.

  • Choose a place that is quiet as to avoid interruptions and where you have access to a computer and a phone for your training.

  • Use a high-speed Internet service.

  • Make sure your computer is connected to a printer so you can download helpful forms and worksheets.