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NAHB offers dozens of educational courses and seminars especially tailored for your needs as a building professional. These programs focus on practical training for newcomers and veterans alike, with lots of ideas and strategies you can use every day to improve your business and advance your career.

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This two-day course instructs builders and remodelers on proper building science techniques for constructing and remodeling high-performance homes. The high-performance ideal encompasses more than just energy efficiency—it’s about potentially creating a more durable, environmentally responsible …
10/24/2014
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Boost production efficiency and customer satisfaction in this one-day course by learning how to integrate green-building tasks and certification (NGBS, LEED, etc.) into a streamlined project management process. Combining Project Management Institute (PMI) concepts with the “whole-house” approach to …
10/24/2014
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Build your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up! Those in housing and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs® and others will learn what it takes to build or …
10/24/2014
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Are you ready to join the elite ranks of the nation’s top building industry professionals? The Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation is your sign to clients and colleagues that you are a member of this respected group of professionals. The Builder Assessment Review (BAR) is your first step …
10/24/2014
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Successful navigation of building codes, standards and guidelines is critical to the success of every builder, remodeler, construction manager and trade partner. This course is based on the current International Residential Code (IRC) requirements and includes a section on standards. The course …
10/24/2014
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Increase safety and minimize the risk of injury on your jobsites. Learn how to develop and implement a home builder safety program. The course will utilize “real world” case studies of how an effective program will both reduce jobsite injuries and save money. As a graduate of this course, you will …
10/24/2014
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Select materials with confidence and build your homes to last. This course covers information on systems during the three stages of new construction: foundation, framing, and exterior finishing. You will learn about selection criteria, properties of materials, application techniques and the …
10/24/2014
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This course covers terms and elements used in mechanical systems and interior finishes, factors that influence the selection, installation and performance of mechanical systems (plumbing, HVAC, and electrical), wall and floor installation techniques and interior finishes. This course covers terms …
10/24/2014
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Missing the connection between your market and residential design is like shooting yourself in the wallet. This course equips you with a comprehensive, market-driven residential development plan that helps you pick the right site, identify your probable purchasers and design communities and homes …
10/24/2014
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Builders and remodelers need to understand accounting principles and job cost procedures and functions in order to properly manage their business. This course will provide the terminology and method foundation necessary to comprehend basic business reporting and job cost procedures, measurement …
10/24/2014
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Learn the management skills that give industry leaders the edge. This course will give you a solid foundation for managing small to medium size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and …
10/24/2014
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Master the craft of successful selling. This professional-level course is designed for specialists in new home sales. You will gain a broad understanding of the home building business, discuss consumer psychology and learn the advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting, closing …
10/24/2014
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Protect your business against legal problems with well-written contracts. Many construction or remodeling companies are too small to hire full-time legal staff so it's important to understand basic contract law. This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive …
10/24/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will tap in to the psychology of the customer, learning their decision-making processes, personality types and communication styles. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the skill sets a new-home sales professional must possess, …
10/24/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of new home construction and learn how to use this knowledge as a sales tool. This module covers basic construction terms, construction features that benefit the home buyer, steps of the builder’s …
10/24/2014
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In this Certified Sales Professional (CSP) module, you will learn the advanced techniques used by real estate veterans for greeting, closing and overcoming objections. This module covers the phases of the sales process, ways to successfully demonstrate features and how to use the home’s area and …
10/24/2014
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Make your business grow by keeping your clients happy during and after the sale. This course teaches you how to manage every phase of customer interaction from the initial contact through construction, the warranty period, and beyond. Keep your customers satisfied with planning, execution and …
10/24/2014
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When well managed, a full-service building or remodeling business can increase profits and maximize customer satisfaction. If you’ve ever considered running a design/build operation, this course shows you how to assess the challenges ahead. Learn how the few and the bold have benefited from …
10/24/2014
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The maturing of the U.S. Baby Boomer population is a huge opportunity for remodelers. As this consumer group expands, more and more are interested in remodeling their home to fit their new lifestyle and abilities. This Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) course will help you understand the …
10/24/2014
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