Update Courses

Course Fees | Registration | Course Highlights | Speakers | Locations | Hotel Accommodations | CPE Details


AHACPA Update Courses are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm and provide 8 hours of CPE credit.
We offer update courses for Multifamily Housing & FHA-Lender


Course Fees

Member of AHACPA Fee
One-day Update Course $ 345**
**Add $25 for New York, Boston & Chicago ($ 370)
Nonmember Fee
One-day Update Course $395**
**Add $25 for New York, Boston & Chicago ($ 420)

Registration


Course Highlights

 

Multifamily Update Highlights

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FHA Lender Update Highlights

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Update Course Speakers

 

Les Sparks, President, AHACPA

Les is the President of the Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants. Prior to this, Les was involved in various capacities in the software manufacturing for governmental “Case Management” systems for governmental agencies. He was the Chief Financial Officer for Professional Staff Management, a large employment services firm. Les began his career with the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young. He spent over 13 years at E&Y providing accounting, auditing and consulting services to variety of clients in many industries. Les is an accomplished trainer in both software and accounting issues.

As president of AHACPA, Les provides support to the more than 600 members of the association. This support includes the interpretation of accounting and auditing and financial statement requirements as specified by the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Such support is provided either by phone, email or other means and is designed to assist the members in correctly reporting financial information to HUD’s Real Estate Assessment Center.

Les is responsible for the development and presentation of training programs which provide continuing professional education (CPE) to auditors and other users of the relevant REAC systems. Les also supervises the preparation of over 700 annual financial statement submissions under multifamily, public housing and FHA lender requirements.

Mike Olsen, CFO, AHACPA

Mr. Olsen brings twenty-six years of experience in accounting, auditing, tax planning and educational program development and delivery. Mr. Olsen has a Master’s of Business Administration and is a Certified Public Accountant. Mr. Olsen also has 12 years of specialized experience in the housing industry with a specific emphasis on the audit, financial reporting and submission requirements specifically required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development for HUD-approved Lending, multifamily and public housing areas. Prior to joining AHACPA, Mr. Olsen was employed by the international accounting firm of Ernst & Young for approximately 2 years and most recently has been self-employed with his own accounting and tax practice for the past 18 years. Prior to that he spent five years as Chief Financial Officer and Accounting Manager for Skaggs Management Company.


CPE Course List

Date Course Location Hotel Information
09/18/17 Multifamily Update Baltimore, MD BWI Airport Marriott
09/19/17 FHA-Lender Update Baltimore, MD BWI Airport Marriott
09/20/17 Multifamily Update Nashville, TN Nashville Airport Marriott
09/26/17 Multifamily Update Dallas, TX Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
09/27/17 FHA-Lender Update Dallas, TX Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott
09/28/17 Multifamily Update Minneapolis, MN Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport
10/19/17 Multifamily Update Columbus, OH Columbus Airport Marriott
10/20/17 FHA-Lender Update Columbus, OH Columbus Airport Marriott
10/26/17 Multifamily Update Chicago, IL Chicago Marriott O’Hare
10/27/17 FHA-Lender Update Chicago, IL Chicago Marriott O’Hare
10/30/17 Multifamily Update Boston, MA Boston Marriott Copley Place
10/31/17 Multifamily Update New York, NY AMA New York Executive Conference Center
11/01/17 FHA-Lender Update New York, NY AMA New York Executive Conference Center
11/06/17 Multifamily Update Philadelphia, PA Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel
11/07/17 Multifamily Update Kansas City, MO NEW COURSE LOCATION: Hilton Kansas City Airport
11/08/17 Multifamily Update Atlanta, GA Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel
11/28 & 11/29 Multifamily Conference Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas
11/30/17 FHA-Lender Update Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas


Hotel Accommodations

Location Address & Reservation Information
Baltimore, MD BWI Airport Marriott | 1743 W Nursery Road | Linthicum Heights | MD 21090.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 169 per night. Reservations must be made by 08/27 by calling, 410-859-8300. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/bwiap-bwi-airport-marriott/.[Back to CPE list]
Nashville, TN Nashville Airport Marriott | 600 Marriott Drive | Nashville | TN 37214.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 189 per night. Reservations must be made by 08/18 by calling, 615-889-9300. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/bnatn-nashville-airport-marriott/.[Back to CPE list]
Dallas, TX Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott | 8440 Freeport Parkway, Irving, TX 75063-2521.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 185 per night. Reservations must be made by 08/28 by calling, 800-228-9290. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/fact-sheet/travel/dfwap-dallas-fort-worth-airport-marriott/.[Back to CPE list]
Minneapolis, MN Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport | 7901 34th South | Bloomington | MN 55425.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 164 per night. Reservations must be made by 08/30 by calling, 952-854-1000. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/M/MSPAPES-AHA-20170927/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.[Back to CPE list]
Columbus, OH Columbus Airport Marriott | 1375 N Cassady Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43219-1524.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $149-199 per night. Reservations must be made by 09/21/2017 by calling (614) 475-7551 or online at this link. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Fall Meeting. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/cmham-columbus-airport-marriott.[Back to CPE list]
Chicago, IL Chicago Marriott O’Hare | 8535 West Higgins Road | Chicago, IL 60631.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 183 per night. Reservations must be made by 09/27 by calling, 773-693-4444. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $32. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/chiap-chicago-marriott-ohare.[Back to CPE list]
Boston, MA Boston Marriott Copley Place | 110 Huntington Avenue | Boston | MA 02116-5706.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 299 per night. Reservations must be made by 10/09 by calling, 617-236-5800. Identify yourself as part of Affordable Housing Association of Certified Public Accountants (AHACPA) group. Parking is $60. Hotel website: https://aws.passkey.com/event/49206873/owner/249/home.[Back to CPE list]
New York, NY AMA New York Executive Conference Center | 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ (blank) per night. There are parking garages available on 48th and 49th streets, as well as at the Crowne Plaza. Hotel website: http://www.amaconferencecenters.org/new-york-directions-maps.htm.[Back to CPE list]
Philadelphia, PA Renaissance Philadelphia Airport Hotel | 500 Stevens Drive | Philadelphia, PA 19113.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 159 per night. Reservations must be made by 10/05 by calling, 610-521-5900. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/phlbr-renaissance-philadelphia-airport-hotel.[Back to CPE list]
Kansas City, MO NEW COURSE LOCATION: Hilton Kansas City Airport | 8801 NW 112th Street | Kansas City | MO 64153.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 129 per night. Reservations must be made by 10/16 by calling, 816-891-8900. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $0. Hotel website: http://group.hilton.com/ahacpamultifamilyupdate.[Back to CPE list]
Atlanta, GA Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Airport Hotel | One Hartsfield Centre Parkway | Atlanta | GA | 30354.
We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the rate of $ 139 per night. Reservations must be made by 10/13 by calling, 404-209-9999. Identify yourself as part of the AHACPA Meeting Group. Parking is $16. Hotel website: https://goo.gl/d8zJdb.[Back to CPE list]
Las Vegas, NV The Cosmopolitan, Las Vegas | 3708 Las Vegas Blvd South Las Vegas, NV 89109.
We have a limited number of guest rooms reserved at the rate of $159 per night**. This room rate is valid for November 27-30.    Reservations can be made through the call center at 702-698-7575 (local) or 855-435-0005 (toll free) by referencing the group code, SAHAC7.  Reservations can be made online through this link. Room reservation availability is on a first come first serve basis.  We do not guarantee the availability of guest rooms. Reservations must be made by November 13, 2017.  **The Cosmopolitan will automatically add a resort fee of to your bill. This fee provides guests with the use of resort services and amenities that are designed to enhance the guest experience.


CPE Details

LEARNING OBJECTIVE: To learn HUD accounting, audit, and electronic submission requirements and how to efficiently implement those requirements.

PROGRAM KNOWLEDGE LEVEL: AHACPA offers update-level courses.  You should have a basic working knowledge of General HUD accounting or audit experience.

PREREQUISITES/ADVANCED PREPARATION: You do not need to print any course materials prior to your arrival. Attendees will be provided a printed manual upon check-in at the course.  They will also be given the opportunity to download digital materials.

INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD: Group-Live with interactive discussion, guides and practice aids, case studies.

LENGTH/CPA CREDITS/FIELD OF STUDY: One-day Update Courses provide up to 8 hours CPE credit (4 hours governmental accounting and 4 hours governmental auditing).  Two-day Conferences provide up to 16 hours CPE credit (8 hours governmental accounting and 8 hours governmental auditing).

CANCELLATION POLICY: All cancellation requests must be received in writing (email or fax is fine). Registration fees are fully refundable provided the request is received at least three weeks prior to the course. Requests received after this date, but one week before the course will receive a refund less an administration fee of $50 for Update Courses and $75 for Conferences. Due to financial obligations incurred by AHACPA, no refunds will be issued for cancellation requests received less than a week before the course.

SUBSTITUTIONS: If you are unable to attend a course you may substitute another individual or change locations without penalty. The location change must be within the same calendar year. For proper CPE credit and record keeping, you must notify us in advance of any substitution or change in location.

CONTACT INFORMATION: For more information regarding refund, complaint, and/or program cancellation policies, please contact our office at 800-532-0809.


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