The centre for professional standards, certification and other services for existing and future First Nations housing professionals across Canada.

The First Nations Housing Professionals Association (FNHPA) is a national, professional association exclusively serving the needs of individuals working for or aspiring to positions in housing with First Nations organizations. FNHPA supports existing and future housing professionals in serving their communities by:

Learn more about what FNHPA has to offer with our information guide here.


First Nations Housing Professional Certification Program

Our upcoming semesters are as follows:

Fall Semester:  September 20 - December 13, 2021

Winter Semester:  February 7 - May 1, 2022

Enroll in our online FNHP courses:

FNHP 100 - First Nations Housing and Infrastructure
FNHP 200 - First Nations Housing Strategy, Policy and Accountability
FNHP 200 FRENCH - Stratégie d’habitation des Premières Nations, politique et obligation de rendre des comptes
FNHP 300 - Management of Housing Programs
FNHP 400 - Housing Management Functional Supports
FNHP 500 - Professionalism, Ethics and Critical Skills
Detailed information on course lessons and learning objectives are available for each course.

FNHPA was incorporated January 1, 2019. The organization was established to provide leadership in housing management activities by developing and promoting quality standards, practices, certification, and professional development to expand capacity for members and First Nations organizations. A national professional non-profit organization, FNHPA is governed by a founding Board consisting of First Nations housing professionals and one First Nations education specialist.

The idea for the organization was formed following an engagement session in early 2018 where over 25 housing professionals from across the Country came together to discuss the similar challenges that First Nations Housing Mangers are facing. The group agreed that a National body was required to raise the profile and capacity of the housing management discipline, both in community and nationally.

Certified members of FNHPA (those with “FNHP” behind their names) are considered specialists, who assist organizations to maximize their use of resources, strengthen decision-making, and deliver quality programs. FNHPA and its members’ successes contribute to strengthening the housing management capabilities of First Nations organizations in Canada. Learn about membership here.