A First Nations Housing Professional (FNHP) is a highly-skilled professional, committed to personal career development, standards of ethical conduct and housing management. FNHPs work in a variety of pivotal positions. They are specialists who contribute with their:

  • insight into the most advanced and up-to-date housing management practices and housing services issues facing First Nations organizations. understanding of housing management and services; both as a source and interpreter on housing issues and housing management matters.
  • ability to improve the decision-making process. FNHPs are key players in developing strategy and delivering housing business plans and services.
  • understanding of the impact of technology. FNHP’s are multi-skilled and flexible. Their broad-based understanding and access to information, along with their experience and caring attitude, is invaluable in making the right decisions about technology that will promote administrative efficiencies.

FNHPs are experts in housing management for First Nations organizations. This designation can support your goal to have a challenging and successful career.

To achieve the First Nations Housing Professional (FNHP) certification you will need to demonstrate a certain level of experience and education. Depending on your level of experience, you will follow one of the 2 following paths:

If you have less than seven years of experience, program development is underway and delivery of the first course is currently forecasted for Spring of 2020. Check out the general information guide that explains how membership and certification works. If you have completed professional development and have experience in a housing professional role, contact us to discuss your potential exemptions.

If you have seven years or more experience, the following 3 guides in our Prior Learning and Assessment Recognition package are designed to guide you on your journey to certification:

  1. The PLAR Information Guide – Learn more about the Prior Learning and Assessment process and how to prepare your professional portfolio to demonstrate your expertise in First Nations housing management.
  2. The PLAR Self-Assessment Tool – Use this document to measure your skills against the determined competencies for Housing Professionals working in First Nations. Those who meet 80% or higher should move on to the third document, the evidence grid, to document their experience/education. This is also a great tool to guide your annual review and professional development discussions with your employer!
  3. The PLAR Evidence Grid – Use this document to demonstrate how you meet each competency, either through education or experience.

Please contact the office if you have any questions or would like assistance.