Credits Available from Industry Groups and State Boards
NAHB Education seeks to engage with relevant industry partners to supplement continuing education opportunities for designees and to broaden the reach of NAHB’s curriculum. NAHB has partnered with the following organizations as either a provider or to offer some form of reciprocity for continuing education hours.
ACCE. The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) and Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) programs are recognized by the American Council of Construction Education, the accreditation organization for universities and colleges with construction management programs.
AIA. NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Institute of Architects Continuing Education Systems (CES) and will report credit earned upon completion of approved courses to CES Records for AIA members. NAHB also makes certificates of completion for non-AIA members available upon request. Licensees that want to offer these credits must inform NAHB at the time the course is scheduled.
The following courses are approved by AIA for AIA/CES LUs:
AIBD. Face-to-face and online education provided by NAHB is approved by the American Institute of Building Design (AIBD) for continuing education units. Members of the Institute seeking credit must self-report by submitting a form and providing verification of attendance or completion. Credit is awarded as 1.0 CE unit per contact hour.
AOTA. NAHB is a Registered Provider with the American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products or clinical procedures by AOTA. Licensees that want to offer these credits must inform NAHB at the same time the course is scheduled.
NKBA. For NAHB Designees who complete NKBA’s Introduction to Kitchen Design, Introduction to Bath Design, and certification preparation courses for the AKBD, CKD, CBD and CKBP designations, NAHB will approve and grant continuing education credits (1 CE hour per full hour of instruction) towards fulfilling a portion of the NAHB continuing education requirements for the CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR, CGP and Master CGP. For holders of NKBA’s CKD, CBD, AKBD or CKBP designations, NAHB will grant six (6) continuing education hours (CEUs) towards one of the following NAHB Designations for one renewal cycle: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB and GMR.
NAHB members are able to enroll in all NKBA in-person and online courses at NKBA member rates. NKBA members will receive member NAHB pricing for online and national courses. Locally offered course prices are determined by Licensees.
NAHB Courses Approved for State Contractor Licenses
In addition, some local or state home builder associations have submitted courses for approval to help meet residential contractor state licensing requirements. Below are the states and courses that have been submitted and approved for continuing education credits for contractor licenses by a local HBA. NAHB is happy to provide course content and information for any state or local HBA that wishes to submit courses for approval for any state licensing board.
Louisiana The Louisiana State Licensing Board for Contractors has approved all of NAHB's courses for CE, including the online courses.
Michigan NAHB's courses have been approved by the state for Continuing Competency.