GPNA Inspection of HUD properties Online Course Launched!
The GPNA Inspection course is finally online and available for immediate enrollment.
Please call or register directly online as we will no longer offer this training after November 29th.
The GPNA inspection program provides a huge opportunity for inspectors within the next 5 years. Earning $90,000 for 90 visual inspections is just an example of how much you could earn with every PHA (Public Housing Authority) needing this inspection a year after publication of the new rule.
Register now and ensure you have a spot in the system. After registering the HUD inspection software tool will be sent directly to you. And you will be able to login at your own pace to complete the training.
What is the New Green PNA Rule?
Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) receive over $2 billion each year to develop and modernize public housing. But until this point, there was no way to measure the effectiveness of these funds, especially with energy efficiency.
Because of this, HUD has released a Green Physical Needs Assessment (GPNA) tool to assess the life cycle needs of public housing units and buildings.
This tool will enable HUD and PHAs to measure the impact of funding and develop management practices to implement capital towards the most effective energy efficiency solutions. It is important that PHAs receive the proper GPNA training to be able to fulfill their HUD obligations. There are 3,100 housing authorities within the US with about 1.2 million single units. All of these units MUST be inspected within a year from when the new rule goes into effect. This is a major market for home inspectors and energy auditors. Upon completing our training course you receive a list of HUD facilities who will be in need of GPNA inspectors. The project is set to begin within 4 months of this law going into effect as there are not enough inspectors trained to conduct these inspections. A typical inspection will consist of 800 – 5,000 units and in most cases you will only have to actually inspect 10% if all units are built the same But you get paid for 100% of units. Average time per inspection is 20 minutes per unit. Typical charge is $65 - $85 per unit. And an additional $32 - $47 per unit for the energy audit. These inspections must be repeated every 5 years.
With the growing number of HUD properties this type of inspection could triple your yearly revenue for the rest of your life.
What are the HUD Obligations?
- PNA submissions to HUD must be done through the new PNA tool
- PHAs will have one year to submit PNAs and energy audits using the new tool
- Previous HUD requirements exempted small PHAs. All PHAs must now use the new tool
- HUD data must be fully reviewed, edited, and accurate down to the building and unit level detail (before the assessment can be started)
- The new rule has minimum GPNA Training and qualification requirements
- The new HUD PNA tool requires using a recognized cost index
What You'll Learn
Our two day GPNA training prepares participants to conduct assessments using the new Green PNA tool.
The course covers all the requirements needed in order to conduct a proper GPNA, including: Identifying and prioritizing work to be performed using Capital Funds, making long-term strategic decisions regarding housing portfolios, and evaluating decisions on the developmental level.
Trainees will learn how to use the GPNA tool to prepare for an assessment, conduct a PNA, review and revise their data. Inspectors who take this course will be able to identify the four main Needs Components which include replacement needs, sustainability needs, marketability/livability needs, and accessibility needs, Who and how to market this service.
- 2 day GPNA Training Course Instructor is a HUD Prime Contractor with experience in performing PNA's.
- All tools needed to submit, review and edit a GPNA
- ESA play GPNA tool
- Blank version of the new GPNA tool
- Overview of recognized cost indexes
- Software delivered instantly after registration for course
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