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UPCS Fundamentals

PURPOSE: Improve your physical score, know the UPCS! This training covers the five areas of inspection items and the defect definitions for each item. You can learn about sites, building exterior, systems, common areas, units, and health and safety. This seminar covers the inspection timeline, the “code of conduct” all REAC inspectors are required to follow, and the technical review/appeal process. For onsite training, an optional third day that includes a field inspection can be added. You'll learn about:
  • UPCS definitions, including building exterior, systems, common areas, units, and health and safety
  • How to plan your workload from inspection to maintenance workflow
  • How to conduct an annual inspection overview, including the physical inspection timetable, contractors or inspectors, preparing for the inspection, and the inspection itself
  • The communication of defects, including identifying defects to site management staff and site maintenance
  • The technical review and appeals
  • How to improve your HA/AMP physical PHAS score
  • How to increase your odds of a successful scoring appeal                                                

LEARNING OUTCOMES: Develop and master the skills needed to be an effective and efficient public housing inspector.  

Day One
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to the unit's site 
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to the building exterior
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to the building systems
Day Two
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to common areas
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to the unit itself
  • Identify UPCS deficiencies related to health and safety

COURSE NO: 101-015
AGENDA: View the agenda
MATERIALS: UPCS Quick Check Guide, UPCS seminar note pads, UPCS handouts (OCE), NMA pen, pencil and bag
METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, class materials (workbook, course book or master book), brainstorming, and Q & A.
Basic program level. Prerequisites: None. Advanced Preparation: None
LENGTH: Two days
AUDIENCE: UPCS inspectors and supervisors
EXAM: The certification exam is available for $150. Select the exam during checkout or click here to view a list of certification exams available.

This seminar does not provide HUD REAC Inspector certification. Visit for information on REAC Inspector certifications.
CREDITS: CPE units w/ exam= 15 CEU units w/ exam = 1.3
No prerequisites or advanced preparation required for this course
REGISTER: Fill out the PDF registration form and fax to 619.258.5791. Or select the seminar you'd like to attend from the list of locations and dates below.

UPCS Fundamentals - September 15-16 - Chicago, IL* More Information
UPCS Fundamentals - July 28-29 - Ithaca, NY* More Information