The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff responsible for site compliance of HUD affordable housing developments. 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.
Registration includes a copy of the 4350.3 Handbook, CPO course materials, and the Examination Fee. The three-day program is composed of 3 days of instruction. You will spend another ½-day taking the exam at your property and convenience.
Participants who successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin. All CPOs will be listed in an annual, national certification directory. The CPO is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP®) certification program. Fees and reasonable expenses for the course are an approved project expense. It is recommended that course attendees have a basic knowledge of the HUD 4350.3 Handbook prior to registration.
See the detailed Agenda page for complete details for this 3 day course, as daily class times vary.
About the Presenter: Since 1983, Gwen Volk has assisted owners, agents, and on-site staff in navigating the programs that provide housing for low and moderate-income families. She has served as President and CEO of a Midwest affordable housing development and management company and as chief compliance officer for a Dallas-based firm with a national portfolio. She has extensive experience in Rural Development, tax credit, bond, HOME, and Section 8 program compliance. Gwen has twice served on NAHMA’s board of directors, twice chaired the Fair Housing Committee, is the current chair of the NAHMA/NAA joint SHCM Advisory Committee, and has served on the SHCM exam-writing committee from the start. Since 2009 she has been a member of IREM’s Federal Housing Advisory Board. For the past 20 years, she has also provided training and consulting services in 36 states. Gwen holds the CPM, NAHP-e, SHCM, HCCP, CPO, FHC and RAM designations. She is a NAHMA-certified trainer for the CPO, FHC and ACPO courses and for the SHCM Blended Learning on-line certification course. Gwen’s webinars are interactive, informative and in demand.
Continental breakfast will be provided. Lunch is on your own.