Certification Program

TEXAS HOUSING ASSOCIATION PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATION PROGRAM

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for a listing of Certified Professionals

Designations

Texas Certified Housing Administrator – Public Housing (TCHA-PH) 

• 100.1       PHA Executive Management
• 100.2       Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.3       Public Housing Financial Management
•  2 Elect.   Select from 200 or 300 series

Texas Certified Housing Administrator – Housing Choice Voucher (TCHA-HCV)

• 100.1       PHA Executive Management
• 100.2       Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.4       HCV Financial Management
•  2 Elect.   Select from 200 or 400 series

Texas Certified Occupancy Professional – Public Housing (TCOP-PH)  

• 100.2       Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.5       Public Housing Occupancy Certification
• 1 Elect.    Select from 200 or 300 series or 100.1

OR

• 100.2       Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.7       Public Housing Admissions and Occup.  Basics
• 100.9       Income & Rent Calculation Combination
• 1 Elect.    Select from 200 or 300 series or 100.1

Texas Certified Occupancy Professional – Housing Choice Voucher (TCOP-HCV)  

• 100.2        Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.6        HCV Occupancy Certification
• 1 Elect.     Select from 200 or 400 series or 100.1

OR

• 100.2         Fair Housing and Disability Rights
• 100.8         HCV Admissions and Occupancy Basics
• 100.9         Income & Rent Calculation Combination
• 1 Elect.      Select from 200 or 400 series or 100.1

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why get certified?

  • insures that you have the very latest  information for maximum efficiency and performance
  • attests to your proficiency among your peers and HUD
  • increases credibility and standing of your  agency
  • enhances your own career path

How much time do I have?

You will have five years to obtain one or more of the available certifications.  Individuals who have been attending training since 2010 when THA first expanded and developed its own core training program will have the classes they have already attended grandfathered in.  Beginning January 1, 2016, classes taken in 2010 will not be counted;  January 1, 2017, classes taken in 2011 will not be counted, and so forth.

Will I have to renew?

You will not be required to renew every year or be recertified.  These are one-time certifications.

How will I be recognized?

You will receive individual certificates for each core class that you attend and where applicable, for which you pass the exam.  When you have fulfilled the requirements for full certification, you will receive a certificate plaque and special recognition at the THA Annual Conference.  If you cannot attend the conference, the plaque will be mailed to you.

Can I count training from other organizations?

While we  acknowledge that there is good training being conducted by other organizations, it would be impossible for us to keep up with the content and quality of training provided by the numerous other entities and try to determine comparability.  Therefore, other training may not be substituted.

Who developed the THA Certification program?

The THA staff and Training Committee put the finishing touches on the program in summer of 2014 after two years of development.  The committee was made up of MaryAnn Russ, former CEO, Dallas Housing Authority; Naomi Byrne, former CEO, Fort Worth Housing Solutions, currently with EJP Consulting; Cristi LaJeunesse, Exec. Director of Kenedy/Three Rivers/Smiley/Hallettsville and Nixon Housing Authorities; Cal Davis, Exec. Director/CEO of New Boston Property Management/Bowie Co. Housing Authority; JoAnn Rodriguez, former Exec. Director of Mesquite Housing Assistance Program and current Regional Supervisor for Orion Real Estate Services; and Sharon Conner, Dep. Director, Nacogdoches Housing Authority.