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PHMA Certification Programs

The Military Housing & Lodging Institute (MHLI) has been reviewed and approved as an Authorized Provider of continuing education and training programs by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training. MHLI offers courses which lead to Certification through the Professional Housing Management Association (PHMA).

MHLI is the official training partner of PHMA and they offer a wide variety of specialized training in all areas of military and privatized housing operations. Visit thier website often for lastest information, including new online training opportunites and updated course information!

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PHMA Certification
Application Form

Download the PHMA Certification Application Form!

Completed forms should be sent to:

  • PHMA Certifications
    154 Fort Evans Rd, NE
    Leesburg, VA 20176
    703-771-0299 (fax)

If you have any questions, please send
e-mail to: mkcooper@earthlink.net.

CDPM™ Level 1

CDPM™ Level 1 is offered jointly from PHMA, IREM and NAA.

CDPM™ Level 1 Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA, IREM or NAA
  • Completion of five day course and passing exam
  • Currently working in area of housing for military personnel
CDPM™ Level 2

CDPM™ Level 2 is offered jointly from PHMA, IREM and NAA.

CDPM™ Level 2 Requirements:
  • CDPM™ Level 2
    is offered jointly from PHMA, IREM and NAA.
    Requirements:
    Must be certified as a CDPM™ Level 1
  • Member in good standing of PHMA, IREM or NAA
  • Completion of five day course and passing exam
  • Currently working in area of housing for military personnel
CDPM™ Level 3

CDPM™ Level 3 is the capstone to our CDPM™ training program.

CDPM™ Level 3 Requirements:
  • Must be certified as a CDPM™ Level 1 and Level 2
  • Member in good standing of PHMA, IREM or NAA
  • Completion of five day course and passing exam
  • Currently working in area of housing for military personnel
Certified Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager (CDUHM) – Level 1

Certified Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager (CDUHM) – Level 1 is the first in a series of certifications for those managers responsible for the management of permanent party UH. It is offered jointly from PHMA and NAA.

CDUHM – Level 1 Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA or NAA
  • Completion of the five day course and passing the test with a minimum score of 85%
  • Currently working as a UH Manager
Certified Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager (CDUHM) – Level 2

Certified Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager (CDUHM) – Level 2 is the second in a series of certifications for those managers responsible for the management of permanent party UH. It is offered jointly from PHMA and NAA.

CDUHM – Level 2 Requirements:
  • Certified as a Defense Unaccompanied Housing Manager Level 1
  • Member in good standing of PHMA or NAA
  • Completion of the five day course and passing the test with a minimum score of 85%
  • Currently working as a UH Manager
Certified Housing Customer Service Representative (CHCSR)

Certified Housing Customer Service Representative (CHCSR) is offered jointly from PHMA, IREM and NAA.

CHCSR Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA, IREM or NAA
  • Completion of five day course and passing exam
  • Currently working in area of housing for military personnel
Defense Functional Specialist Certification (DFS)

Defense Functional Specialist Certification (DFS) is designed for those new to the housing profession (entry-level or mid-career transfers) who complete basic training in at least three focus areas of housing.

DFS Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA
  • Completion of a total of three MHLI courses, each from a different FOCUS area, within the last 18 months
  • Six months related work experience
PHMA Level One Certification
Defense Housing Manager (DHM)

Defense Housing Manager (DHM) is designed for housing personnel who have been active housing professionals for three years and have completed introductory and advanced training.

DHM Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA
  • Completion of any two MHLI courses, within the last 18 months
  • Minimum of 75 qualifying points (See below)
PHMA Level Two Certification
Defense Housing Professional (DHP)

Defense Housing Professional (DHP)
recognizes the longer-term housing professional with six years experience and more extensive career-related education and training.

DHP Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA
  • Certification as a Level One, Defense Housing Manager (DHM)
  • Completion of any two new MHLI courses, in addition to Level One courses, within the last 18 months
  • Completion of any IREM or NAA course of at least two days
  • Minimum of 195 qualifying points (See below)
PHMA Level Three Certification
Defense Housing Director (DHD)

Defense Housing Director (DHD)
is intended for senior level professionals (GS 12 equivalency or higher) with strong experience
at the Housing Director level.

DHD Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA
  • Certification at Level One (DHM) and Level Two (DHP)
  • Completion of the MHLI MGT 404: Executive Retreat (GS 12 and above), within the last 18 months
  • Four years supervisory or headquarters staff experience
  • Minimum of 250 qualifying points (See below)
Certified Defense Asset Manager (CDAM)

Certified Defense Asset Manager (CDAM) is offered jointly from PHMA and IREM.

CDAM Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA or IREM
  • Completion of FAC 303 or FAC 304 (or IREM equivalent)
  • Completion of FAC 308: Asset Management for the 21st Century
  • Completion of FIN 204: Economics of Asset Management
Certified Defense Referral Specialist (CDRS)
CDRS Requirements:
  • Member in good standing of PHMA
  • Completion of HSO 100, HRS 200 (Formally HSO 200) and HRS 300
  • Completion of CS 100 and CS 103
PHMA CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The Point System for PHMA Levels I, II
and III Certification


Work Experience

Five points for each year of work in Family Housing, Unaccompanied Housing, Lodging or equivalent private sector real estate duties.

Education and Training

Formal Education:

Associate degree 5 points
Bachelor degree 10 points
Masters degree 15 points
Doctorate degree 20 points

Professional Training

Career-enhancing training is valued at one point for each day in class.

Certification with any property management organization is valued at
15 points
for the first certification with that organization only.

Service Activities

Member of PHMA International or Chapter Board 5 points
Membership and participation in local
PHMA Chapter
10 points
Member of Housing Community Organization 10 points
Published article in Defense Communities or similar 3 points
Other Housing service activity or accomplishment 5 points
MINIMUM POINT REQUIREMENTS

DHM – Level I

Minimum Points Required
75 points
Work Experience
15 points
Formal Education + Professional Training
30 points
Service Activities
No Minimum

DHP – Level II

Minimum Points Required
195 points
Work Experience
30 points
Formal Education + Professional Training
80 points
Service Activities
No Minimum

DHD – Level III

Minimum Points Required
250 points
Work Experience
30 points
Formal Education + Professional Training
120 points
Service Activities
No Minimum
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