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Certified Professional of Occupancy - Helena
Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 8:00 AM to Thursday, August 30, 2018, 12:00 PM MST
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Certified Professional of Occupancy
August 28th-30th
Wingate Inn
2007 North Oakes Street
Helena, Montana 59601
Phone: (406) 449-3000
CPO Certification Registration Fees:
This fee includes 2.5 days of training, a current copy of the HUD 4350.3 Handbook, the CPO Course Guide and
the CPO Exam
Rocky AHMA Member: $579
Non-Member: $679
Continuing Education Class Option:
This option is for those that only require continuing education hours and want to attend the
course without the exam and the study guide materials:
Rocky AHMA Members: $300
Non-Members: $400
Projects participating in the PBS8 program can request a subsidy of $150 per property to defray expenses.
If you would like to request the subsidy please enter the discount code PBS8 and note the name of the property. 
Rocky AHMA greatly appreciates the support of the State of Montana PBS8 Program.


Add Ons for those that register for the Continuing Education Class Option
HUD 4350.3 Handbook (Current Edition): $90
CPO Course Guide: $65
About this Course The Certified Professional of Occupancy
The (CPO) course is a comprehensive program offered by the National Affordable Housing Management Association (NAHMA) for property management staff in affordable developments. It is the only occupancy course that covers the new HUD 4350.3 Handbook in its entirety, with specific handbook references cited in the margins of the course text. 
The three-day certification program is composed of two and a half days of instruction and a half-day exam. Participants who successfully pass the exam will receive a CPO certificate and lapel pin. All CPOs will be listed in an annual, national certification directory. The CPO is a requirement for NAHMA’s National Affordable Housing Professional (NAHP®) certification program. Fees and reasonable expenses for the course are an approved project expense. It is recommended, but not required, that course attendees have a basic knowledge of the HUD 4350.3 Handbook prior to registration.
General Topics Covered
  • Civil Rights and Nondiscrimination
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Occupancy Standards
  • Tenant Selection and Admission Preferences
  • Rejecting Applicants
  • Wait List Management
  • Calculation of Tenant Rent
  • Verification
  • The Lease
  • Security Deposits
  • Termination of Assistance
  • Required 50059 and Subsidy Data Reporting
  • Assistance Payments and Special Claims
  • Excess Income Reporting 
The online CPO exam is open book; individuals have the option of taking the exam on Thursday, August 30th in the afternoon or taking the exam at their home or office within 2 weeks following the class.  If you choose to take the exam on site you will need to bring a laptop or tablet device to access the exam.

Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis starting at $139.99/night at The Wingate Hotel. Make your room reservation by calling
(406) 449-3000. Please mention you are with Rocky AHMA.