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"Earn Your Professional Designation With Us"
Earning a professional designation from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) shows your steadfast commitment to raising the bar of professionalism in the building industry.
Classes toward the following NAHB professional designations and certifications are held throughout the year at the HBA of Metro Orlando:
Demographic data suggest that an increasing number of people are choosing to stay at home as they get older. This fact has led to explosive growth in one area of residential remodeling: the aging-in-place market.
In response to these changing needs and to help you take advantage of this potentially lucrative new opportunity, NAHB joined forces with AARP and several experienced remodelors to develop a specialized credentialing program: Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS). The three-day course trains remodelors to understand and respond to the unique needs and concerns of older homeowners.
Veteran and new associate members (product and service suppliers) alike gain a professional advantage with the Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation. The CGA designation affirms your heightened level of industry acumen and knowledge, a willingness to learn the building side of the industry, and a commitment to your professional future.
You'll gain: improved marketing and customer service skills; greater understanding of the business side of the industry; broader insight regarding the construction process and critical industry issues; and the ability to address more effectively the needs of your builder and remodelor customers. The CGA is attained by completing three mandatory and three elective classes and is maintained by completing one class annually.
Become a Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)! The CGB designation was developed specifically for professionals new to the industry or new to continuing education courses. It offers an ideal opportunity to grow your business by deepening your understanding of today's home building industry.
The first step to CGB certification is the Builder Assessment Review (BAR) a three-hour, multiple-choice assessment tool. It is taken electronically through NAHB. The BAR assesses your knowledge in four core areas: building technology; business and finance; sales, marketing and land; and project management. Your BAR results will determine which additional courses you must take to earn the CGB designation. In addition to the BAR, you must complete eight, six-hour classes to receive the designation and one additional class each year to ensure continued professional growth.
Get a bigger piece of the lucrative, but highly competitive, remodeling pie with the prestigious Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) designation. The CGR is key to enhancing your competitive edge; expanding your customer base; increasing the quality of your customer leads; supporting your business with your improved management and technical skills; and increasing your professional credibility and gaining recognition as an industry leader.
The first step is the Professional Remodelors Experience Profile (PREP) - a three-hour, multiple-choice assessment that measures your knowledge of the five core areas of remodeling business management: marketing and sales; business administration; design, estimating and job cost; contracts, liability and risk management; and project management. It is taken electronically through NAHB. Your PREP results determine which courses, if any, you must complete to earn the CGR designation.
For experienced veterans; the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is the ultimate symbol of the building professional. Before beginning the certification process and attending the advanced GMB courses, you must have the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation, the Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) designation, or ten years of building experience and have complete three CGB classes.
To be welcomed into the elite GMB club, you must either complete five GMB classes or complete four GMB classes and two additional CGB/CGR classes.
This NAHB course covers eight topics that superintendents must master to be effective on the job. The sessions are geared toward promising field superintendents and those wanting more education and training to excel in this critical position.
There are eight core competencies offered: General Project Management; Planning and Scheduling; Budget Management and Cost Control; Customer Service; Safety and Security; Codes and Quality Control; Hiring, Training and Supervision; and Office and Trade Contractor Relations. This program is a recognized certification; the Residential Construction Superintendent Designation carries respect and recognition.
Visit the Education section of the NAHB website and search for a designation near you. Course Overviews and descriptions are also available
Contact: Beth McGee, CEO, 407-629-9242 x103