LIHTC Webinars to prepare for the Specialist in Housing Credit Management® (SHCM®) certification


AHMA Member Registration fees for all 4 webinars: $500 • Non-Members: $700
Trainer:  Heather Wezensky

AHMA of Washington will be offering four classes that will prepare you to take the SCHM Exam for certification. 

  • LIHTC Program Regulations Webinar (Part 1) August 9, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Unit Eligibility (Part 2) August 16, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Applicant Eligibility/Certification (Part 3) August 24, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
  • Monitoring and Reporting Compliance (Part 4) August 30, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon

You can register for all 4 webinars or register for each webinar individually.  

Do you want to earn the Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) certification? This certification has been developed by NAHMA especially for management professionals involved with properties developed and operated under the Low Income 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.

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, managers 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.

Demonstrate Your Mastery of LIHTC

By earning your SHCM certification, you will be able to demonstrate your mastery of the housing credit program, including such key components as:

LIHTC PROGRAM REGULATIONS Webinar (Part 1) August 9, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
How does the LIHTC program work?; what are the roles of the Internal Revenue Service, state Housing Finance Agencies or other state allocating agencies, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development?; what are the important regulatory time frames (Placed in Service, Credit Period, Compliance Period, Extended Use, Recapture)?; how do you calculate fractions and credits?; how do acquisition and rehab credits work?; what about other special considerations, such as HOME or bond financing, etc.?

UNIT ELIGIBILITY webinar (Part 2) August 16, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
i.e., residential use of unit, suitable for occupancy, resident manager unit, etc., and issues of maintaining low-income status of units, unit transfers, vacancies, available unit rule, etc.

APPLICANT ELIGIBILITY AND CERTIFICATION webinar (Part 3) August 24, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon 
such as, student households, income limits, income and assets (inclusions and exclusions), verification, income and rent calculations, etc.

MONITORING AND REPORTING COMPLIANCE webinar (Part 4) August 30, 2023 from 9 am to 12 noon
i.e., handling non-compliance, audits and audit response, reports to the IRS, state HFA, owner, etc 

 Click here to register for all 4 LIHTC webinars 
Click here  to register for Program Regulations
Click here to register for Unit Eligibility
Click here to register for Applicant Eligibility/Certification
Click here to register for Monitoring and Reporting Compliance


 Note: AHMA's webinar policy requires payment at the time of registration

How to Earn Your SHCM Certification

EDUCATION—successfully accumulate a minimum of 12 hours (actual instruction time) of housing credit specific coursework or training from an approved provider* within two years of sitting for the SHCM exam
EXAMINATION—successfully pass the SHCM exam (The Grandfather option) available on a case by case basis, to housing credit professionals who have earned a certification based on criteria similar to the SHCM and awarded by a nationally recognized organization or entity may apply to be grandfathered into the SHCM program.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE—demonstrate a minimum of two years of housing credit management employment experience through an application process
SHCM CODE OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT—commit to a defined code of professional conduct
COMPLETE APPLICATION—submit your SHCM application along with the $160 application fee