Certification Exams

Opportunities to sit for/re-take a Certification Exam are available at NAHRO National Conferences (Washington Conference, Summer Conference and National Conference & Exhibition) with other opportunites at other locations throughout the year.  Interested candidates must register in advance for the exam, indicating which exam they would like to take and at what location. There is a $200 fee for Certification Exams for NAHRO Members, $300 fee for non-members. 

NAHRO sends exam results only to the individual participant unless authorized by that participant to also send the result to the employer or other person(s). To authorize that action by NAHRO, the individual registrant must complete and sign an Exam Authorization Release Form and return it to NAHRO. 

NAHRO Certification Exams

  • NAHRO Certified Public Housing Manager (C-PHM) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Manager of Property Operations (CMPO) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Manager of Voucher Operations (CMVO) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Management Executive (CME) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Specialist of Inspections-Housing Quality Standards (CSI-HQS) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Specialist of Inspections-Uniform Physical Condition Standards (CSI-UPCS) Exam
  • NAHRO Certified Specialist of Occupancy-Housing Choice Vouchers (CSO-HCV, Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy, Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation) Exam
  • NAHRO Housing Choice Voucher Occupancy Certification Exam (additional exam required for NAHRO CSO-HCV Certification)
  • NAHRO Housing Choice Voucher Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation Exam (additional exam required for CSO-HCV Certification)
  • NAHRO Certified Specialist of Occupancy-Public Housing (CSO-PH) Exam
  • NAHRO Public Housing Occupancy Certification Exam (additional exam required for CSO-PH Certification)
  • NAHRO Public Housing Eligibility, Income and Rent Calculation Exam (additional exam required for CSO-PH Certification)
Exam TypeFeeRegistration Form
Certification Exam

NAHRO Member $200

Non-Member $300



CLICK HERE for printable Certification Exam Registration Form


DateLocation (click city for details)Time
Monday, April 23, 2018

Arlington, Virginia

Registration Has Closed
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Sacramento, California

Registration Has Closed
Thursday, April 5, 2018Gaithersburg, MarylandRegistration Has Closed
Friday, April 6, 2018Upper Marlboro, MarylandRegistration Has Closed
Monday, June 18, 2018Gaithersburg, Maryland

Check in at  2:25pm

Exams begin at 2:30pm


Friday, July 27, 2018

San Francisco, California

In conjunction with the

NAHRO Summer Conference

Check in at 10:15am

Exams begin at 10:30am


August 2018

Phoenix, Arizona

in conjunction with the

Arizona NAHRO Conference

Date and Time To Be Determined
Friday, October 26, 2018

Atlanta, Georgia

in conjuction with the

NAHRO National Conference and Exhibition

Time To Be Determined


January 12, 2017:  Greensboro, North Carolina
January 24, 2017:  Napa, California
January 30, 2017:  Glen Burnie, Maryland
February 8, 2017:  Islip, New York
March 27, 2017:  Arlington, Virginia
April 7, 2017:  Austin, Texas
April 18, 2017:  Fort Worth, Texas
April 24, 2017:  Portland, Oregon
 May 5, 2017:  Detroit, Michigan
May 17, 2017:  Augusta, Georgia
 July 14, 2017:  Huntsville, Alabama
July 16, 2017: Indianapolis, Indiana
July 22, 2017: Rossville, Illinois
August 16-18, 2017: Washington DC
August 30, 2017: Greensboro, North Carolina
October 6, 2017:  Lincoln, Nebraska
October 15, 2017: Atlantic City, New Jersey
October 27, 2017: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania