We believe education is vital to your success.

NREIA is a proud sponsor of the PHP designation

The National Professional Housing Provider designation is a nationally recognized education-based certification program designed for Real Estate Investors to recognize the high level of knowledge and professionalism among the holders of this designation. It is sponsored and overseen by the National Real Estate Investor’s Association (NREIA).

Why obtain the PHP Designation?

Only persons completing the educational requirements will be permitted to hold themselves out to the public as a Professional Housing Provider. The designee will be recognized in the form of an award certificate, pin and the right to use the designation. He or she should recognize that having a basic education in the topics outlined below will increase his or her ability to reach his goals in real estate investment. In addition, the PHP program raises investors’ level of professionalism and status in the eyes of the public and government. It also aids in encouraging legislators to think of educated investors as a larger group for political action.

How will I obtain these hours?

These hours may be obtained through local association meetings and seminars or through courses taught or sponsored by NREIA.

Course Study

The course of study is divided into hours of core courses and 18 hours of elective topics for a total of 60 hours of formal education. The core topics are as follows:

Appraisal 2 hoursIncluding formal appraisal methods (cost, income, and replacement method), PACE instruction, how to compare properties, etc.

2 hours

Including estimation, which projects will pay for themselves, etc.

Rehab Hands-on

2 hoursIncluding actual hands-on opportunities and demonstrations
Fair Housing Law2 hoursIncluding federal, state, and local fair housing regulations
Ethics2 hoursIncluding enacting and actual use of, national, state, local, and personal business ethics statements, policies and practices
Negotiation 3 hoursIncluding negotiating with sellers, buyers, renters, contractors and vendors, banks, etc.
Finance 6 hoursIncluding conventional financing, FHA/VA financing, Owner financing of all types; comparing, financing, offering financing.
Tenant-Landlord Law2 hoursIncluding landlord’s and tenants responsibilities, evictions, etc.
Contract Law 3 hoursIncluding basic contract law; using contracts and clauses to protect yourself, developing contracts such as leases, options, purchase contracts etc. that for the real estate investment business
Local Regulations2 hoursIncluding regulations affecting real estate investment OTHER THAN tax laws, fair housing laws, and EPA regulations.
Federal Regulations 1 hourIncluding regulations affecting real estate investment such as; lead paint regulations, wetlands regulations, underground storage tank regulations, Environmental Quality Zone regulations, etc.
Management4 hoursIncluding record keeping; dealing with tenants; maximizing cash flow; and others
Purchasing2 hoursIncluding finding deals and calculating profitability
Inspections 2 hoursIncluding pre- and post- purchase inspections and pre and post move-out inspections of properties held.
Tax Law (income)1 hourIncluding calculating and minimizing taxes, and tax laws as they affect the real estate investor
Tax Law (other) 1 hourIncluding property taxes, 1031 tax deferred trades, etc.
Insurance-property1 hourIncluding what type of property insurance is appropriate for investment property; negotiating for the best rates and renter’s insurance
Insurance-Worker’s Compensation1 hourIncluding when, how and for whom to carry worker’s compensation insurance
Insurance-Liability 1 hourIncluding why and how much
Marketing2 hoursIncluding how to market properties for sale and for rent; how to market buying services

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