How Do I Become a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)?

The Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) is designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a successful remodeling operation. The CGR curriculum helps you run your business more efficiently by teaching job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law. Other topics covered include design, estimating and scheduling.

Curriculum and Other Requirements

Required Business Documentation 

  • Submit proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance for yourself, or be an employee of a company that holds both (where required by local jurisdiction).
  • A valid business license (if state-required)
  • A letter of sponsorship from your employer

*Results of the PREP determine the amount of coursework (0-2) in each of the five core areas the candidate must complete. If you took the PREP Assessment before September 2008, please use the categories and courses listed below.

Marketing & Sales

Business Administration

Design, Estimating & Job Cost

Contracts, Liability & Risk Management

Project Management

If you took the PREP Assessment in September 2008 or later, please use the categories and courses listed below.

Marketing & Advertising

Business Management

Estimating

Contracts, Liability & Risk Management

Project Management

Associated Course Fees

  • National PREP Fees:
    • $195 member
    • $293 non-member
  • Course Fees determined by the HBA
  • National Course Fees:
    • $220 member
    • $330 non-member

Graduation and Renewal Fees:

  • Premium Option: Kit Available Online/Print (Includes a customized CGR plaque, lapel pin, ribbon, "Choose Wisely" consumer brochures)
    • $145 member
    • $218 non-member
  • Standard Option:  Kit Available Online Only (Includes downloadable designation certificate)
    • $75 member
    • $110 non-member
  • Annual Renewal Fees:
    • $55 member
    • $83 non-member

Continuing Education Requirement

Complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years from building industry-related educational activities. 


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