Do you see yourself the way your clients see you? Where do they get the best view of your education and experience? In your advertising? When they walk into your sales office? When the project is complete? National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Education offers an excellent way to broadcast your credibility and industry knowledge: with professional designations.
When you plug in to NAHB Education to earn a designation, you connect to a network of resources that will serve you and your business throughout your career. Designation courses amplify the skills you already have and keep you current on industry trends and innovations in your particular field. And our lessons don’t end in the classroom. The benefits continue with the contacts you make and the relationships you create with your fellow learners – and in the referrals that your satisfied customers send your way.
Learn about today’s home technology options and you’ll be ready to make a family’s home theater dreams come true. Get better estimating skills and more accurate bids that win business. Where you see some time away from the office in a classroom, your clients see a reliable professional who goes the extra mile to meet their needs.
Those designation letters after your name mean that doing quality work is important to you. They’re also excellent marketing tools. Make sure that your clients know that your designations aren’t required – you made the choice to earn them.
This guide shows you exactly what each designation requires: courses, years of experience and other requirements unique to each designation. Look at this as your starting point. Earn a designation from NAHB and change the way you see your career, your business and yourself.
You can find more information at www.nahb.org/education. Or call NAHB’s Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154 to answer any of your questions.
List of the Designations:
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS): The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.
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 your professionalism in the building industry.
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB): Grow your business and increase your profits by sharpening your business management skills and your understanding of today's home building industry.
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR): Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.
Certified Green Professional (CGP): The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.
Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP): The Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation is the first designation available through The Institute of Residential Marketing. CSP was designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry and sell more homes!