Housing Choice Voucher Specialist

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Supplemental Course Materials


Quadel’s two-day Housing Choice Voucher (HCV) Specialist training is a comprehensive course combining the use of classroom lecture, PowerPoint presentations, case studies, course book instruction, and group exercises to further participant understanding of the HCV program.

The workshop includes a brief update on key legislative changes and current HCV program rules, in-depth coverage of eligibility, limits on assistance to non-citizens, waiting list management, annual income, allowances and rent calculations, voucher issuance and leasing, portability, payment standards, and rent reasonableness.  An overview of SEMAP and HQS is also included.

Participants receive Quadel’s Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program Occupancy course book which provides comprehensive coverage of HUD’s occupancy rules and regulations.  All of Quadel’s course books are designed to serve as “plain English” reference manuals to assist program staff in their daily functions more efficiently after attending the course.


Quadel offers a certification examination on the optional third day of training.  The examination is administered in the afternoon, following a morning review session.  It is a four-hour, open-book examination consisting of multiple choice questions and exercises.  Participants who pass the examination receive a formal certificate suitable for framing, attesting to their proficiency in housing choice voucher occupancy rules.

Who Should Attend

New front-line staff requiring comprehensive training and experienced or supervisory staff that need a useful update and refresher

*Based on a daily schedule of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. with a lunch break from Noon – 1 p.m.  Participants are responsible for their own lunch.

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Early Bird Pricing: All registrations made 45 days in advance of the course will be eligible for Early Bird Pricing, which is approximately 10% off of the standard pricing.  Early Bird pricing does not qualify for the Group Discount.

Registering a Group? New in 2020 – If you need to register four (4) or more individuals for any of these training offerings, you may now do so within the system.  The ability to register a group will only be accessible once the Early Bird window has closed.  Then when you register four or more people, each of those registrations will receive the Group Discount, which is $50 off per person.  If you have any issues, please contact us at training@quadel.com.

Note: A course being hosted by an organization does not qualify for Early Bird or Group pricing.  Thanks to the group’s ability to host, an already significant discount has been established versus options where Quadel rents conference space.

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