Its So Easy To Become An NCP!

4 Simple Steps

  • Step #1: Meet the Education Requirement in 1 of 2 ways…
    • Pass 1 of the 3 advanced level compliance exams: (**See below for exam info**)
      • our National Compliance Exam,
      • the Home Builder’s HCCP test, OR
      • Spectrum’s C3P test.
    • Earn your Compliance Diploma
      • Accrue 22 credits through
      • Any of our online courses or live workshops (not conferences or boot camps)
  • Step #2: Meet the Experience Requirement. The Experience Requirement is met when you have 6 months or more experience working in the Tax Credit field. Doesn’t matter the position just that you have worked with Tax Credits specifically.
  • Step #3: Complete NCP Membership Application. Complete a simple 1 page application and pay an annual membership fee.
  • Step #4: Annually Renew Your Membership & Designation. All designations/memberships expire on 12/31. NCPs must earn 4 CEUs and NCP-Es must earn 6 CEUs as part of the renewal. We send out renewal notices in November.

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** Meeting the NCP’s Education Requirement by Taking an Exam **

If you decide to take our National Compliance Exam: The cost is $199 and you take it online at the Housing Credit Training Center. You do not have to take any courses prior to taking the exam if you think you can pass it without. This is an advanced compliance exam so the testable areas go beyond site compliance and into the advanced topics. The best course to take to fully prepare you for this exam, or for that matter the Home Builder’s HCCP or Spectrum’s C3P is HC445. By the way, if you take HC445, you will earn 22 credits, which is also enough to earn your Compliance Diploma. Please understand, the Site Compliance Exam is a different exam and passing it does not meet the NCP educational requirement as the Site Compliance Exam only focuses on day-to-day compliance and does not touch on the advanced compliance issue.

If you decide to take the Home Builder’s HCCP or Spectrum’s C3P tests: We do not administer these tests. The respective links above will take you to the information pages on those exams.

If you have already passed either the HCCP and/or the C3P tests, you have met the NCP’s Education Requirement. We do NOT make you take our exam specifically if you passed one of these two. This means you can earn multiple industry designations simply by passing the HCCP or C3P test and using those credentials to meet the NCP requirements.

If you meet BOTH of the educational requirements — meaning you passed 1 of the advanced compliance exams AND earn your Compliance Diploma — you are eligible to become a National Compliance Professional-Executive (NCP-E) after you meet the experience requirement discussed next.

But wait…

If you just started in the industry… OR
don’t plan on taking a test for sometime… OR
haven’t completed enough courses to earn 22 course credits yet…
and reap the benefits of membership by joining as an NCP-Candidate.

The NCP-Candidate is an entry-level designation and can be achieved by anyone prior to meeting the Education Requirement and/or Experience Requirement. NCP-Candidates are eligible for all the benefits of the NCP Membership Group accept the official NCP Pin and Certificate. To become an NCP-Candidate, complete the NCP Application, pay your membership fee and submit all to Elizabeth Moreland Consulting, Inc. for processing.

Once you meet both the Education Requirement and the Experience Requirement, complete the NCP Upgrade Form and submit it to our office for processing. Once the Upgrade Form is processed, the individual will be notified of their upgrade status and will receive their complete NCP Membership Kit which includes your official NCP Pin and Certificate. There is no additional charge for upgrading during the membership year.

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