UPCS Fundamentals


Improve your physical score, know the Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS)! This training covers the five areas of inspection items and the defect definitions for each item. You'll 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 and appeal process. For onsite training, an optional third day that includes a field inspection can be added. UPCS Fundamentals covers:

  • 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

NMA trainers are among those selected by HUD to train HUD REAC inspectors 


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

SEMINAR #101-015

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METHOD: A group-live seminar featuring PowerPoint, case studies, group discussion, course books, and Q&A

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 www.hud.gov for information on REAC inspector certifications.

CREDITS: CPE units = 15, CEU units w/ exam = 1.3

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 to order online.

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