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The Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) designation is offered through the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). It is a specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers and others working in the affordable housing industry through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Karen Graham sits on the HCCP Board of Governors' Technical Advisory Group, and she is an approved distributor for the HCCP Exam. Passing the exam is the first step in obtaining this designation.
Preparing for the HCCP Exam
The HCCP exam is designed for current LIHTC practitioners. It covers development, compliance and management issues and is a comprehensive, multiple-choice exam with a "best answer" format. Industry experience, coupled with a review of the content found in a training course, should help you prepare. View the HCCP Candidate Information Guide for the list of testable subject areas and other tips for helping you pass the exam.
The Specialist in Housing Credit Management (SHCM) designation 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. Passing the exam is the first step in obtaining this designation.
Preparing for the SHCM Exam
View the SHCM Exam Study Guide for tips to help you pass the exam.