Mastering LIHTC Compliance & HCCP Exam

Tuesday, February 27, 2024
8:30 AM (CST)
to Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 5:00 PM (CST)
* Registration open until 2/21/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)
* Registration open until 2/21/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)
Category: Credential Program

Instructed by:
Ronnette Smith, Senior Trainer, Zeffert & Associates 

Recommended for:
Developers, property managers, asset managers and others working in the affordable housing industry through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

Registration and Payment deadline February 6, 2024
If payment is not received by the above date, candidate registration will be canceled without exception.

Program Description:
This in-depth two-day training is recommended for new and veteran housing professionals alike. The course will provide a thorough review of federal regulations, along with a wealth of practical applications and solid instruction on vital tax credit management issues. The course will provide detail on all new major program changes regarding property compliance and qualifying households. Although the National Association of Home Builders’ Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) exam is not required, this training is designed to specifically prepare attendees to take the accreditation exam. 

The HCCP credential is a specialized designation for professionals working in the affordable housing industry through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program. Successful HCCPs understand the regulatory and compliance issues and details involved with the LIHTC program, which supports safe, decent and affordable rental housing for so many American families. Property owners, developers, asset managers, state housing agencies and others turn to HCCP designees when they need professional with a thorough understanding of the complex net of LIHTC guidelines, regulations and compliance requirements.

  • Introduction and Key Players in a LIHTC Deal
  • Details You Must Know About Your Development
  • How Credits are Calculated
  • Milestones in the Life of a Property
  • Unique Aspects of Acquisition/Rehab
  • Other Program Rules – Including Available Unit, Vacant Unit Rules and Fair Housing
  • Combining LIHTC with Other Programs
  • Certification Steps, Interviews and Applications
  • Determining Household Size
  • Establishing Student Status
  • Verification Procedures
  • Anticipating Income and Assets
  • Completing the Certification Form
  • How to “Enjoy” State Agency Inspections & Correcting

Obtaining the HCCP Designation

Once you have passed the HCCP exam, you must submit your completed HCCP Profile and Application and the application fee of $175 for NAHB members or $200 for non-members to the HCCP program administrator. If you do not complete this process within the three-year period, you will be required to retake the exam. Complete the online HCCP application.

Maintaining the HCCP Designation

Keep your HCCP designation in good standing by completing four hours of LIHTC-related continuing education (CE) each year. Designees are not required to send in proof of CE earned at time of renewal. If they are chosen for a random audit, NAHB will contact them directly and ask for the proof of CE at that time. You can submit this documentation using the CE form.

Also, you are required to pay the annual renewal fee of $175 for NAHB members or $235 for non-members. HCCPs will receive their renewal invoice via email about 60 days before their designation is set to expire.

About the Instructor
Ronnette Smith, Senior Trainer, Zeffert & Associates

Ronnette is the Senior Trainer at Zeffert & Associates and an affordable housing expert across multiple funding restrictions and training disciplines. Through Zeffert University, she not only reaches more students than other training alternatives combined, her students boast designation pass rates amongst the highest in the nation! Organizations look to Ronnette year-over-year for their education needs, and in 2023, she was selected as the National Association of Homebuilders "HCCP Designee of the Year".

Ronnette has worked in the Affordable Housing industry since 2001. She is a graduate of Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and holds the HCCP, HCM-R, CPO and FHS designations.

Registration Information and Policy
All employees of AAGD Member Companies can create a login to gain access to member benefits. To learn how to create a member login, click here.

You must be logged into your individual account to unlock Member or Apartment Academy rates and the invoice payment option. Non-members will receive the non-member rate and be required to submit immediate payment with a credit card.

Confirmation e-mails will be sent when registration is completed, but are not guaranteed to be sent due to incorrect emails, security filters, etc.

By registering for this event, you acknowledge that any photos or videos taken of you at the event can be used by AAGD in future publications, flyers, promos, web/social media postings, videos and other media concerning the event, without compensation to you.

Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation must be received in writing and approved by the AAGD Education Department no later than February 6, 2024.

Important; keep your cancellation approval e-mail for your records. If a cancellation is not received by the deadline but before the start of the program, you are responsible for a one-time, non-refundable $250 fee for restocking.  An invoice for the $250 fee will be generated and sent. No shows will be billed the $250 fee without exception. Student substitutions will be accepted until 72 hours before the class begins.  

* Registration open until 2/21/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)
* Registration open until 2/21/24 at 11:59 PM (CST)

Program Pricing:          

Member: $859
Non-Member: $1059

Interested in the program, but not the exam, contact for pricing and more information. 

Contact Us

For questions or more information, e-mail or call us at (972) 385-9091.