The Specialist in Housing Credit Management Exam will be offered in an online format ONLY. Those wishing to sit for the exam on site will need to bring a lap-top or tablet to the exam.
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.
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 National Apartment Association Education Institute (NAAEI) and LeadingAge, formerly the American Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (AAHSA). Click here for press release (PDF).
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. For a full report on how the SHCM exam was developed, please click here. The test questions on the SHCM exam will be reviewed and updated on an annual basis.
MAHMA CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellations must be received in writing five business days prior to the event. Substitutions are accepted. No shows will be billed.
All non-members must pre-pay.