MA PHIT Housing

To be put on the waiting list for the spring 2020 class, please fill in and mail this pre-registration document.


Course Goal

This course is designed to train public health and housing officials to comprehensively and uniformly enforce housing-related laws and regulations, including State Sanitary Codes (SSC) 105 CMR 400.000: General Administrative Procedures (400) and 410.000: Minimum Standards of Fitness for Human Habitation (410).

Intended trainees are from municipal and state agencies charged with enforcement of these
laws and regulations as well as attorneys, court personnel, and others who work on housing related matters.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Inspect various types of housing to protect the health, safety, and well-being of occupants
    and the general public, in accordance with state laws and regulations
  • Conduct appropriate enforcement procedures until compliance with regulatory standards
    is achieved.


This course is taught in a blended format and generally takes six to twelve months to complete, with a one year maximum.

Participation in the course requires:

  1. Written supervisor approval
  2. Completion of pre-tests, post-tests, and evaluation forms (online)
  3. Completion of five elements, in this order:
    a. Pre-classroom assignments
    b. Three days of classroom training
    c. One virtual training inspection
    d. Five supervised field inspections with a field trainer
    e. One final assessment

Co-sponsors and collaborators for 20120

• Boston Inspectional Services Department
• New England Public Health Training Center
• Local Public Health Institute of MA (LPHI)
• Massachusetts Department of Public Health
• Massachusetts Health Officers Association