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Professional Designations

Continuing Education Course Designations


Certified Green Professional (CGP)

Earning your CGP designation demonstrates to your clients and peers your commitment to the best and latest in green building practices and techniques and that you hold yourself and your work to the highest standards of professional ethics. As a CGP you will gain understanding of sustainable building techniques, knowledge of methods to achieve higher energy efficiency, marketing and sales tools specifically tailored to green building, and the business practices that foster success. You will be able to demonstrate to consumers the enhanced environmental impact, increased performance and health benefits of green homes to potential buyers.

To find a CGP graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP)

Exclusively for experienced builders and remodelers, the Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation comprises a more in-depth study of green building science and methods. The courses required for the designation cover topics like building science techniques, the high-performance home and marketing strategies for selling green. You’ll learn ways to decrease liabilities associated with green building and how to incorporate green building certification into your scheduling and project management. The Master CGP builds on the Certified Green Professional (CGP) designation and expands into the mechanics of green building.

To find a MCGP graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)

This three-day program teaches the strategies and techniques for marketing, designing, and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. CAPS adds value to that knowledge by providing insights into how to market to and work the demographic group. You'll learn the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to completing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place. The NAHB Remodelers Council, in collaboration with the AARP, NAHB Research Center and NAHB Seniors Housing Council, developed this program to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information about working with older and maturing adults.

To find a CAPS graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)

The CGR designation is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR identifies those individuals who exemplify professionalism in the remodeling industry. As a CGR you become a member of an exclusive national program, gain recognition as an industry leader and call attention to yourself in a crowded marketplace.

To find a CGR graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR)

The GMR designation allows CGR designation holders to attain further recognition for their commitment to educational excellence and longevity in the remodeling industry. This program is designed to be the master level of the current CGR designation. It allows you the opportunity to take your CGR designation to the next level.

To find a GMR graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

CGB is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a professional building operation. CGB courses focus on effective management in the office and on the job site, examine all stages of new home construction and cover topics such as scheduling, estimating, job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law. The designation requires graduates meet prescribed standards of practice and experience, complete a comprehensive education curriculum and pledge to uphold the program’s code of ethics.

To find a CGB graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.


Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for veteran builders. The courses required for the GMB provide advanced knowledge of the building business, covering topics such as risk management, land acquisition and financial management.

To find a GMB graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)

Learn about the home building business from the best source possible: builders and remodelers with years of field experience. Earned through classroom instruction, the CGA designation affirms your level of industry knowledge and your commitment to professionalism in the building industry. It's an excellent choice for suppliers and professionals serving the home building industry as a way to dmeonstrate committment to your clients.

To find a CGA graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

Master the craft of successful selling. The CSP is for specialists in new home sales. Gain a broad understanding of the home building industry, better understand today's consumers and learn advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting prospects, overcoming objections and closing the sale.

To find a CSP graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (MCSP)

Building upon the foundation you received in the CSP course, you’ll learn additional tools and techniques to become a master sales professional. Keep your buyers happy during and after the sale and learn proven techniques to produce qualified referrals. You’ll also learn how to apply fair housing laws to real life situations, discover new ways to use financing as a sales tool and understand the important differences between selling new homes versus resale homes.

To find a MCSP graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS)

What builder, contractor, or remodeler hasn’t wished for personnel with the requisite skills to be savvy, on the spot field superintendents? The Home Builders Institute (HBI) the workforce development arm of NAHB – has taken this challenge to task in developing the RCS designation series. The series is geared toward promising field superintendents, administrative personnel, associate members, trade foremen, builder members and anyone else wishing to excel in this position. The Designation’s eight courses cover issues and subjects identified by NAHB members as critical to a field supervisory job.

To find a RCS graduate, enter a name in NAHB's Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations national database to locate a graduate in your area.

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