HCCP Exam (Online)

Session Information


Online Exam

Registration Fee:


Details: This exam is conducted through a third party website (www.examity.com) using a procedure designed by NAHB.


The Premier LIHTC Designation

The HCCP designation, through the National Association of Home Builders, demonstrates your high level of knowledge, experience and education in the LIHTC industry. By taking and passing the exam, you are eligible to complete the experience profile and application to receive the designation.

The HCCP exam is an SAT-style multiple-choice exam with a “best answer” format. It is designed for current LIHTC professionals and you must score at least 65% to pass. The exam covers Management, Development, Compliance Issues, & Section 42 policy.

Important Information

NAHB has provided documents (which you can find below) to help walk test-takers through the process. All test-takers should review those documents carefully, but here is a brief list of items that should be kept in mind:

  • The exam is being conducted via Examity, an online testing service.
  • Test-takers should register with Examity and schedule the exam about a week prior to the desired testing date.
  • There are specific technical requirements that you must meet in order to take the online exam, including (1) access to a desktop computer or laptop [tablets and Chromebooks may not be used]; (2) an Internet speed of at least 2 Mbps upload and download; and (3) a working internal or external webcam and microphone.

Examination Requirements

Since this exam is being offered online, test-takers should be aware of the requirements and how the examination process works.

  • You must be alone in the room.
  • You must have a clear desk and area.
  • You must be connected to a power source.
  • You cannot have a phone with you or be wearing headphones.
  • You cannot have dual monitors.
  • You cannot leave your seat or room during the exam.
  • There is no talking.
  • Your webcam, speakers, and microphone must remain on throughout the test.
  • You may have a handheld calculator, but it may not be a programmable calculator.
  • You cannot wear a smartwatch during the exam (the proctor will ask to see your wrists).
  • You may have a pen or pencil.
  • You may have scrap paper with you which you will show to the proctor at the beginning and end of the exam session. It must be blank at the start of the exam. After the exam, you will need to show the proctor your scrap paper and then tear it up in front of your webcam.
  • Once finished with the exam, you will close out the window. The proctor will be online with you the entire time you are taking the exam and you are being recorded.

Information Packets

Live Schedule

Training Date Training Name Location Details State City Sort Date
12/12/2024 HCCP Review and Exam Richmond, VA Virginia Richmond 2024-12-12
12/11/2024 Advanced LIHTC Compliance Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-12-11
12/10/2024 Intermediate LIHTC Compliance Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-12-10
10/16/2024 Guidelines for Annual Rent Adjustments on HUD Projects Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-10-16
10/16/2024 Ensuring LIHTC Compliance at Year-End (including Average Income Reporting) Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-10-16
09/26/2024 Intermediate LIHTC Compliance Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-09-26
09/17/2024 Income & Assets Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-09-17
09/10/2024 Basic LIHTC Compliance Live Webinar Not Applicable Live Webinar 2024-09-10

On Demand Schedule

Course Information Details
Dealing with Tenant Assets
This two-hour course provides a detailed discussion of requirements related to the determination of asset value and income, and is applicable to all federal housing programs, including the low-income housing tax credit, tax-exempt bonds, Section 8, Section 515, HOME, and Public Housing. Multiple types of assets are covered, both in terms of what constitutes an asset and how they must be verified. The course concludes with a series of problems, designed to test the ability of the attendee to determine the value of an asset and calculate the income from that asset.
Compliance with Federal & State Fair Housing Requirements
The course “Compliance with Federal and State Fair Housing Requirements” will equip attendees with the knowledge and understanding needed to avoid fair housing violations.  The course curriculum is centered around the regulations in the two major fair housing laws, The Fair Housing Act (Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. The course also includes a discussion of the additional state and local protected characteristics. In addition, relevant portions of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) are covered.  The purpose of the Fair Housing Act is to eliminate housing discrimination, promote economic opportunity, and achieve diverse, inclusive communities. Professional fair housing training assists in this mission by ensuring that housing professionals understand both the rights of the public relative to fair housing and the duties and responsibilities of real estate professionals.
The Average Income Minimum Set-Aside: Requirements & Best Practices
The Average Income Minimum Set-Aside Test was added to the LIHTC program in March 2018.  While it is being implemented successfully on many properties, there remains a good deal of industry-wide confusion about the use of the AI set-aside and the risks involved.  This one-hour live webinar will review the requirements of the AI, discuss the risks of this set-aside, and provide best practice recommendations for implementation of the Average Income test.  The Webinar will be presented by A. J. Johnson, a nationally recognized expert on affordable housing who has already provided compliance oversight on multiple properties using the AI set-aside.