All HUD assisted and insured housing (Public Housing and Multifamily Housing) covered under the Department's Uniform Physical Condition Standards (UPCS) regulations must be inspected by individuals certified in the Department's UPCS inspection protocol and procedures. The Physical Assessment Sub System (PASS) of the Office of Public and Indian Housing - Real Estate Assessment Center (PIH-REAC) facilitates these inspections of all HUD-affiliated properties.

The UPCS Inspector Certification Training Program is operated by PIH-REAC. This Certification Training Program is specifically designed for inspectors to become certified to conduct the REAC inspections. In order to participate in this training, you must already have sufficient inspector skills, computer skills and experience as an inspector. The information below explains how to become a certified UPCS inspector.