What is a Certified Professional?

NARI certification is a challenging process, requiring extensive knowledge of the industry and a commitment to professional conduct.  Even highly experienced and skilled remodelers find the screening and testing process formidable.  With over a 1000 certified professionals holding nearly 1700 individual designations, NARI is a leader in certification of remodeling professionals.  Click the certifications below to learn more about each one.


Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) & Master Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodelers (MCKBR):a CR of 10+ years who holds another NARI certification and has demonstrated leadership within NARI or within the local community.

Certified Remodeler (CR) a professional remodeler who provides a full range of remodeling services.  Candidates must prove they possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR) a professional who provides remodeling services specific to bathrooms and kitchens.  Candidates must prove they possess skills and knowledge focused on materials, layout and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.

Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM)a professional who oversees every administrative aspect of the project:  customer satisfaction, scheduling subcontractors, record keeping, risk management, and much more.  A CRPM may work full time on one project or oversee several at one time, depending on the scope.

Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) a hands-on field professional who oversees the technical aspect of the project, including personnel management and material flow while working on the project.

Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP):  a professional who handles renovations that are appealing not only for “aging in place,” but for anybody who wishes to move about his or her home freely, without barrier and without giving their home that “institutional” look.  Families who have members with special needs also benefit from a UDCP.

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