Certified Professional of Occupancy
November 14 - 16, 2016
A comprehensive course for managers of affordable housing
The Certified Professional of Occupancy (CPO) course is a comprehensive program for affordable housing
property management staff. 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 4350.3 Handbook.
The CPO is a required course for the National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP) certification.
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. It provides exceptional occupancy information for
all types of affordable property management staff. Each participant will receive a copy of the 4350.3 HUD
The two and a half-day program is composed of classroom instruction with a
take home “open book” four (4) hour certification exam that must be taken within 3 weeks of completing the course.
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. Each year following certification, all CPOs will need to submit a
modest renewal fee in order to maintain their certification.
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 prior to registration.
Continental breakfast and refreshment breaks are included in the price of this class.
Attendees should bring pencils, a highlighter, and a calculator to the course.
Online CPO Exam –An exciting new feature of the Certified Professional of Occupancy certification course is the opportunity to take the CPO exam online AND in the comfort of your office or home. At the end of the 2 ½ day 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.
The take home exam is compatible with Internet Explorer 9 and higher, Safari web browsers, and compatible with iPad tablets.
Cancellations: Must be received in writing 10 business days prior to the event to receive a refund less a $75 fee. After that date, only substitutions may be made. NO SHOWS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FULL REGISTRATION FEE!
Attire: Business Casual is suggested. The temperature in conference facilities and training rooms is difficult to control. Please dress accordingly.
Special Needs: SAHMA complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have special physical, dietary, or other needs, please contact SAHMA at 800.745.4088 prior to the meeting.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
*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.
Monday, November 14, 2016 - Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Courtyard by Marriott - Jackson6280 Ridgewood Court DriveJackson, Mississippi 39211USA(601) 956 - 9991
Southeastern Affordable Housing Management Association
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