How to Earn Your CGR

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
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Contact: Professional Designation Helpline
(800) 368-5242 ext. 8154
designations@nahb.org

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

PREP Assessment taken before September 2016

*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 2016, please use the categories and courses listed below.

Marketing & Advertising

Business Management

Estimating

  • Estimating for Builders & Remodelers

Contracts, Liability & Risk Management

Project Management

PREP Assessment taken after September 2016 or later

If you took the PREP Assessment in September 2016 or later, please use the categories and courses listed below.

Marketing & Advertising

Business Management

Estimating

Contracts, Liability & Risk Management

Project Management

National Course Fees (for classes at IBS or other NAHB-sponsored events):

  • Members: $279
  • Non-members: $419 

Associated Course Fees

  • National online PREP fee: $95
  • Local course fees are determined by the HBA or the educational license holder holding the classes.

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. Designees are not required to send in proof of CE earned at time of renewal. If they are chosen for a random audit, NAHB will contact them directly and ask for the proof of CE at that time.

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