Key to NARI Remodeling Designations

Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for NARI certification.
By: NARI Chicago
 
 
CHICAGO - March 17, 2014 - PRLog -- For a homeowner, deciding to remodel your home is a big decision. Outside of buying the home, it may be the single biggest investment a homeowner makes. A consumer considering a major home improvement needs to know that the remodeling contractor he or she chooses is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI's certification program offers this assurance through its extensive screening and testing process.

Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for NARI certification. A homeowner who hires a home improvement contractor with a NARI certification is hiring an individual who has made a strong commitment to not only his or her own professionalism, but that of the remodeling industry and to his or her business. And because remodelers are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling industry for at least two to five years, a homeowner knows that the NARI certified remodeling professional they hire has had a number of years to develop the experience and skills that can only be gained through extensive hands-on practice.

MCR Master Certified Remodeler - Be primarily engaged in remodeling;   Hold the Certified Remodeler designation for a minimum of ten consecutive years; Hold another NARI Certification (CRPM, CKBR, GCP, CLC or UDCP); Must have been involved with their local NARI Chapter (committee, board member, or officer) and/ or involvement as a leader in their local community (city council member, school board, church officer, etc.); Must submit a letter of recommendation from their chapter executive or chapter president or three letters of recommendation from recent clients.

All of the following Certifications require that the individual adheres to the NARI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice; has a minimum of two to five years full time experience in the remodeling industry (depending on the certification); completes a comprehensive application that details their background and experience; pursues industry Continuing Education, both before and after attaining the designation; and successfully completes a written examination.

GCP Green Certified Professional - Be employed by or own a firm engaged in conducting green remodeling projects.

CR Certified Remodeler - Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work.

CRA Certified Remodeler Associate – Be employed by or own a firm that supports the remodeling industry, such as an architect, designer, educator, manufacturer, publisher, supplier, or consultant.

CRS Certified Remodeler Specialist - Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work.

CKBR Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler - Be employed by or own a firm engaged in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms; have completed 4 kitchens and/or bathroom remodeling projects per year.

CRPM Certified Remodeling Project Manager – Be employed by or own a firm primarily engaged in Remodeling with a minimum of one (1) year as a project manager.

CLC Certified Lead Carpenter – Be employed by or own a firm primarily engaged in remodeling, with a minimum of two years as a lead carpenter.

UDCP Universal Design Certified Professional - Be employed by or own a firm engaged in commercial or residential universal design and/or remodeling or a firm that is supporting the universal design and remodeling industry.

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