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The Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM®) certification has been developed by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. The SHCM is designed by management professionals for management professionals to ensure they have attained the knowledge, experience and competence required to excel in the housing credit property management industry.
Programs may be taken as standalone seminars or as a complete course to earn the industry designation.
SHCM is available via webinar every Thursday in May 2014. Check out the SHCM flyer.
Thursday, May 1 Noon-3 p.m. ET
Chapter 1: Program Regulations
Thursday, May 15 Noon -3 p.m. ET
Chapter 2: Unit Eligibility
Thursday, May 22 Noon-3 p.m. ET
Chapter 3: Applicant Eligibility and Certification
Thursday, May 29, Noon-3 p.m. ET
Chapter 4: Monitoring and Compliance
Course Price: $549 member/ $599 non-member
As experienced affordable housing management professionals know, the LIHTC program is the primary production tool for creating new affordable housing properties across every state in the country, and it is also the most important tool for rehabilitating and preserving the nation's existing stock of aging affordable housing. To maximize their careers, management professionals in the affordable housing industry must be able to demonstrate their experience and expertise in mastering the complex requirements of the LIHTC program. Earning your SHCM enables you to do just that.
The SHCM® is offered in association with the NAA, the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) and the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). The press release is available.
Development of the SHCM® exam was based on an exacting process established for national certification programs to ensure the exam is a reliable and pyschometrically valid testing tool for its subject matter. NAHMA retained a well-respected third-party consultant to assist in this process. To learn how the SHCM exam was developed, view the full report. The test questions on the SHCM exam will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
For the most up-to-date information on obtaining your SHCM®, visit the Specialist in Housing Credit Management® information page on NAHMA.org.
To earn an SHCM, candidates must:
SHCM certification is valid for one year and must be renewed annually
each September 1st. Renewal consists of six hours of housing credit specific coursework or training by an approved provider* per year and $155 renewal fee.
*The Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs) are approved providers; view a complete list of regional, state and local AHMAs. The NAA and LeadingAge and their affiliated organizations are also approved providers.
Two Easy Ways to Earn Your SHCM Now!
Housing credit training and the Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) exam are offered regularly across the country, throughout the year by regional, state and local Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs), private trainers, and other organizations partnering with NAHMA.
SHCM Candidates Meeting the Two-Year Experience Requirement May:
SHCM Candidates with Less than the Two-Year Experience Requirement May:
Take advantage of the same two options listed above; however, these candidates will need to participate in a "candidacy period" equal to the amount of time remaining to meet the two-year experience requirement. Once the candidacy period is satisfied, the candidate may then begin to use the SHCM certification. Candidates selecting this option must pay an additional one-time non-refundable administrative maintenance fee of $100 with this application.
*The Affordable Housing Management Associations (AHMAs) are approved providers; click here for a complete list of regional, state and local AHMAs. The NAA and LeadingAge and their affiliated organizations are also approved providers.
Code of Professional Conduct
The following Professional Code of Ethics should be followed at all times:
1. Maintaining fiduciary obligations to clients;
2. Avoiding disclosure of confidential information to third parties;
3. Maintaining true and accurate accounting records; and,
4. Protecting all clients' assets.
For more information or to request an SHCM application, please contact:
NAHMA SHCM Program Manager
400 N. Columbus St., Suite 203
Alexandria, VA 22314
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