Member Benefits

 

Grow Your Business

We help you grow your business by keeping up with current remodeling trends.

 

Positive ROI

NARI membership is a good business decision because of the ROI.

 

Education

NARI provides numerous valuable education opportunities to members.

 

Networking

Take advantage of our valuable networking opportunities through our monthly meeting.

 

Raises Professional Awareness

Through consumer oriented events such as the Home Improvement Tours and the Build, Remodel & Landscape Expo.

 

Member Opportunities

Members benefit from NARI certifications, seminars, peer discussions, roundtables, and educational programs.

 

National Recognition and Publicity

Through programs such as the prestigious Contractor of the Year (CotY) awards and the ACE (Achievement in Consumer Excellence) awards.

 

High Values and Goals

For the entire remodeling industry. Supports the local community through mentorships and community service projects.

 

Check out the Member Benefits Kit to learn more about the value and resources of your NARI membership.
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Certifications

When remodeling, you look for qualities which distinguish the best from the rest. A NARI certification provides that identifier of being the best of the best. It validates dedication to high standards of workmanship and proves knowledge through rigorous testing. The NARI Certification identifier let’s the world know the level of knowledge and craftsmanship that has been accomplished.

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Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)

This designation identifies Certified Remodelers that have withstood the test of time and continue to be successful within the industry and have agreed to uphold the NARI Code of Ethics. Candidates must have a minimum of 10 consecutive years as a Certified Remodeler and hold another NARI certification (CKBR, GCP, CLC, UDCR).

Certified Remodeler (CR)

NARI Certified Remodelers (CRs) are professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

To qualify for the CR designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination addressing 20 knowledge areas related to general remodeling practices and business
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS)

NARI Certified Remodeler Specialists (CRSs) are professional remodelers who focus on specific type of work and serve the needs of homeowners interested in their area of technical excellence, such as concrete and masonry work, electrical work, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, and roofing and siding.

To qualify for the CRS designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination addressing knowledge areas related to general remodeling practices and business
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

Certified Remodeler Associate (CRA)

NARI Certified Remodeler Associates (CRAs) actively support the remodeling industry in professions such as architects, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants.

To qualify for the CRA designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a minimum of five years continuous service in support of the remodeling industry as an architect, designer, educator, manufacturer, publisher, supplier, or consultant
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination addressing knowledge areas related to general remodeling practices and business
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)

NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers (CKBRs) provide remodeling services specific to kitchens and bathrooms. To become a CKBR, candidates must possess skills and knowledge focused on the requirement of materials, layout, and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.

To qualify for the CKBR designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm engaged in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
  • Have completed 4 kitchens and/or bathrooms per year
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination on business, construction, and remodeling practices related to kitchen and bathrooms
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

Green Certified Professional (GCP)

Designed to recognize and identify remodelers who apply green or sustainable principles to their remodeling projects.

To qualify for the GCP designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm engaged in conducting green remodeling projects
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous full time experience in the remodeling industry
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination on building science, indoor air quality, resource conservation, renewable energy, and 12 trade related areas of green program application
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM)

NARI Certified Remodeling Project Managers (CRPMs) are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project or projects.

To qualify for the CRPM designation, applicants must meet the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm primarily engaged in remodeling that operates in compliance with the NARI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Completed at least 16 hours of continuing education directly related to developing project management skills and knowledge
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Have a minimum of two (2) years continuous full-time experience in the remodeling industry and one (1) year as a project manager.
  • Receive NARI’s approval of the application
  • Successfully complete a written examination (in one sitting) that covers the six CRPM knowledge domains: project planning, communications, project cost management, quality assurance, recordkeeping, and risk management.

Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)

NARI Certified Lead Carpenters (CLCs) are the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.

To qualify for the CLC designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a minimum of five years continuous practice in the remodeling industry, with at least two of those years as a lead carpenter – defined as a remodeling professional who is involved in tasks and has responsibilities beyond the technical production aspects of a project; he or she is responsible for customer contact and communication, supervision of subcontractors and employees, managing the job site, scheduling, and safety issues
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a half-day written examination on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge, and special skills (people and job management)
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

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