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Novogradac Community Redevelopment Certificate (NCRC)

The Novogradac Community Redevelopment Certificate (NCRC) is an education program hosted by Novogradac that focuses on providing participants with a knowledge base in one of five community development tax incentives including the new markets tax credit (NMTC), the historic rehabilitation tax credit (HTC), the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC), renewable energy tax creditd (RETCs) and the opportunity zones (OZ) incentive.

Obtaining the NCRC

Certificates are awarded for participating in 10 hours of Novogradac training for the respective tax incentive. These hours of Novogradac training may be satisfied via attendance at live webinars, workshops and conferences or via viewing recordings of these events.

Upon satisfying the hours requirement, participants will complete the simple NCRC Application and send it to [email protected].

Example Courses For the Various Incentives

Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC)

  • LIHTC 101: The Basics Webinar or Recording (3 hours)
  • Private Activity Bond and 4 Percent LIHTC Overview (2 hours)
  • Developer-Syndicator Relationship Webinar (2.5 hours)
  • Financing LIHTC Properties Using Private Activity Bonds Webinar (2 hours)
  • 2020 HUD Rent and Income Limits and Your Tax Credit Property Webinar (2 hours)
  • LIHTC Acq/Rehab Overview Webinar (3 hours)
  • LIHTC Year 15 Webinar or Recording (2 hours)
  • Initial Lease Up and Maximizing First-Year Credits Webinar (3 hours)
  • Principles of LIHTC Eligible Basis Webinar (3 hours)
  • From Allocation to Form 8609 Webinar (3 hours)
  • Reviewing Audited Financial Statement of Lower-Tier LIHTC Partnerships Webinar (2 hours)
  • Reviewing LIHTC Lower-Tier Tax Returns for Non-CPAs Webinar (3 hours)
  • Average Income Set-Aside Webinar (2 hours)
  • The Future is RAD Webinar (2 hours)
  • Additional hours from LIHTC conferences or pre-conference workshops

New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC)

  • NMTC 101: The Basics Online Workshop (4 hours)
  • NMTC Application Webinar (3 hours)
  • 6 Keys to Securing New Markets Tax Credits for Your Business Webinar (2.5 hours)
  • NMTC Exit Strategies Webinar (2 hours)
  • NMTC 201: Beyond Basics Workshop (4 hours)
  • Additional hours from NMTC conferences or pre-conference workshops

Historic Tax Credit (HTC)

  • Historic Rehabilitation Tax Credits 101: The Basics Webinar (3 hours)
  • Qualified Improvement Property Changes for Historic Rehabs (2 hours)
  • HTC 101: The Basics Workshop (4 hours)
  • HTC 201: Beyond the Basics Workshop (4 hours)
  • Developing HTC Projects Workshop (2 hours)
  • Historic Tax Credit Advocacy Workshop (2 hours)
  • Additional hours from HTC conferences or pre-conference workshops

Renewable Energy Tax Credits (RETCs)

  • RETC Industry Update Webinar (1.5 hours)
  • ITC Commencement of Construction Webinar (1.5 hours)
  • RETC Project Finance Primer (4 hours)
  • Additional hours from RETC conferences or pre-conference workshops

Opportunity Zones (OZs)

  • OZ 101: The Basics Workshop (4 hours)
  • OZ 201: Overcoming Obstacles Workshop (4 hours)
  • Webinar on Opportunity Zones Final Regulations (3 hours)
  • Additional hours from opportunity zones conferences or pre-conference workshops

NCRC Expiration

Currently, the NCRC does not expire.

Open Access Initiative

Novogradac is pleased to make this program available free of charge to participants in the Open Access initiative, a movement dedicated to increasing Black and Latinx representation in community development finance. We will post a link to the Open Access information as soon as it is available. Please check back periodically.