This course focuses on the federal Low Income Housing Tax Credit Program. AHMA-NCH is an approved provider of training in support of the National Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) program. Students who take this course will earn 12 hours of the required 12-hour pre-SHCM exam training, or 12 hours of the required 6 hours of annual continuing education required to maintain the SHCM certification.
The SHCM exam is not based on any one particular course or training. Rather, the SHCM is designed to reflect the professional competency of a housing credit manager with two years of experience in the field.
In order to become SHCM certified, applicants must demonstrate a minimum of two years of housing credit management employment experience, successfully accumulate a minimum of 12 hours of housing-credit-specific coursework or training by an approved provider, such as AHMA-NCH, sit for the SHCM exam, and submit their SHCM application and application fee.
After taking the course, students will take the test at their convenience online during the three-week allotted time period. Proctors are required and guidelines for proctors will be distributed during the class.
For SHCM exam content outline, or more info on exam requirements, please visit NAHMA.ORG and click on the SHCM exam study guide link.
See the Agenda page for complete times and details for this 1 ½ Day course.
The SHCM National Exam Fee of $150.00 is INCLUDED in your registration fee and you will receive a voucher, good for three weeks, to take the online exam.
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.