How to Become a Certified Professional

  • Receive an acceptable review by the NARI Certification Board by providing an outline detailing your hands-on experience, industry training, involvement in continuing education, technical skills, practices in business management, as well as association and community service.
  • Commit to intensive study on a broad range of critical home improvement industry issues. Most certification candidates participate in a formal study group and spend eight to twelve weeks studying in preparation for a written exam.
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive written examination covering critical subject areas such as sound business management practices, knowledge of building codes and construction law, plans and specification, proper and safe use of tools and equipment, safety, standards of practice, math, and several special skill areas. Once awarded the certification, NARI certified remodeling professionals must meet annual recertification requirements involving continuing education and participation in industry related programs.

Links to Certification descriptions, applications and program manuals:

Certified Remodeler (CR)/Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS)/Certified Remodeler Associate (CRA)
Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)
Green Certified Professional (GCP)
Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)
Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM)
Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)