Tax Credit Specialist Advanced (TCSA)

Be a pro’s pro – get trained in TCSA by NCHM.

Advanced training for LIHTC professionals

The most complex challenges require the most advanced training – the Tax Credit Specialist Advanced (TCSA) designation. It will clarify the complicated compliance world as only NCHM can. While the subject matter is complex, earning a TCSA is a simple process with NCHM’s approach to training and testing.

If you have your TCS certification and you want to become elite, then TCSA is for you. Become an expert on the administration of the Section 42 Low Income Housing Tax Credit program.

Tax Credit Specialist Advanced training builds on and goes beyond our Tax Credit Specialist class by delving into the most complex of challenges and issues that can be faced every day at LIHTC properties. It equips housing managers with a deeper understanding of program requirements and a skill set that will enable them to establish and maintain successful compliance throughout the property’s affordability period.

The TCSA accreditation is a small investment that will save property owners money by closing compliance gaps. Audits cost owners time, money, and frustration by keeping valuable employee time focused on unprofitable pursuits. Don’t let an avoidable audit cost you.

The TCSA is also an effective recruitment and retention tool. Employees will appreciate the investment in their careers, and it will pay dividends to property owners and to the tenants who need help in affording a home.

Reduce audit anxiety with the TCSA. It is the extra step that can keep properties up and running…profitably.

Please Note: TCSA is delivered entirely online. The TCSA certification exam is also given online, and students have one week from the completion of the course to take the exam.

What you’ll learn:

  • Navigation of all regulatory resources applicable to LIHTC
  • How to distinguish between Section 42 requirements, State Agency specifics, owner discretion, and industry standards
  • Analysis of IRS Forms 8609, 8823 and the Multiple-Building Election
  • Proper management of Acquisition/Rehabilitations using LIHTC
  • Management of the basic program mechanics for LIHTC blended with HUD P/B, HOME and/or RD
  • How to plan for post year-15 LIHTC compliance
  • Identification and correction of the most common non-compliance issues for LIHTC
  • How the IRS 8823 Guide should be updated to reflect more recent regulatory changes


  • TCS or equivalent

One Stop For Training and Certification

When you register for Tax Credit Specialist Advanced (TCSA), you are signing up to attend a live online training course delivered by a training team that is the best in the industry. Included with your training is the TCSA Certification exam, which you are able to complete up to one week after the conclusion of the training program. No need to find a testing provider or schedule an in-person exam – NCHM is your one-stop for a complete training and testing experience.

Course Profile

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1Duration (Live Online)Three Days; 1PM-5PM Eastern Each Day
2Exam (Online)Includes online exam - one week to complete
3FormatLive Online Instruction; Lecture, media presentation, group discussion
4PrerequisitesTCS certification or approved equivalent (non-TCS must pass TCS exam prior to attending TCSA)
5AudienceLIHTC occupancy specialists; senior compliance staff
6ProvidedCourse Materials Shipped Directly To You; Resource Manual, Workbook and Course Presentation

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