Learn Building Professional Designations

Industry certifications carry importance that remodelers need to know.

Following is a list of some of the building industry's programs for professional designations. For more information, call or email the sponsoring organizations:

Organization, Designation Program(s)

Home Builders Institute, Residential Construction Superintendent

National Association of Homebuilders, see list below

National Kitchen and Bath Association, Designer and Installer Certifications

National Association of the Remodeling Industry, NARI Certified Professional

North American Technician Excellence, Service or Installation Paths (with Specialties)

Building Performance Institute, Building Analyst, Building Shell, Building Technician, Heating, Cooling

Design Build Institute of America, Designated Design-Build Professional

Residential Energy Services Network, Certified RESNET Rater

NAHB Designation Programs

  • Advanced RAM. A higher credential in the field of apartment management for the levels of asset managers, property supervisors, and management company owners.

  • Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS). This program teaches the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.

  • Certified Graduate Associate (CGA). Designed for professionals who work in the construction industry in a capacity other than as a builder or remodeler.

  • Certified Graduate Builder (CGB). A designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills.

  • Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR). A designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.

  • Certified Leasing Professional (CLP). The curriculum includes an overview of multifamily leasing and sales skills.

  • Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP). The mid-level designation for IRM students who have completed the marketing intensive IRM courses I - IV.

  • Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP). Designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry, and sell more homes.

  • Graduate Master Builder (GMB). More advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

  • Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP). A specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers and others working in the affordable housing industry.

  • Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP). A designation acknowledging the continued education of graduates of the CSP program.

  • Member, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM). The top-level achievement for professionals in new home marketing.

  • Registered in Apartment Management (RAM). A comprehensive educational and designation program offered to property management professionals by NAHB.

  • Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS). A series of courses geared toward superintendents. It also can benefit current site personnel wishing to excel in this position.

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