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Designations

Designations

Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth.

Designations Overview

Continue to grow in your professional endeavors. Along with exclusive course and designation sponsor, Lowe’s ProServices, NAHB is committed to providing the best residential home building knowledge to foster success in the industry. Use our resources for marketing your designation and National Designation Month toolkit.

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Designations CAPS
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

3 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Designations CGA
Certified Graduate Associate

Trade partners and vendors gain a better understanding of the industry from experienced builders and remodelers.

4 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Designations CGB
Certified Graduate Builder

Experienced builders can be even better with the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) educational designation.

1 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Designations CGP
Certified Green Professional

The Certified Green Professional designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green and sustainable building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction.

2 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Designations CGR
Certified Graduate Remodeler

Remodelers with at least five years of experience in the industry can apply for the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) educational designation.

1 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Certified New Home Marketing Professional CMP
Certified New Home Marketing Professional

Builders and developers are looking for qualified salespeople. The Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP) is a mid-level designation that will help you manage the sales and marketing function of a new home community and boost your career.

2 Required Course(s)
10 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Certified New Home Sales Professional CSP
Certified New Home Sales Professional

Master the craft of successful selling and launch your new home sales career with the Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) educational designation.

1 Required Course(s)
6 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Graduate Master Builder GMB
Graduate Master Builder

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only.

5 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Graduate Master Remodeler GMR
Graduate Master Remodeler

The Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) professional designation is held by a select group of building industry professionals: applicants must have at least 15 years of remodeling experience before they are even eligible to be considered for the designation.

5 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Housing Credit Certified Professional HCCP
Housing Credit Certified Professional

The Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) is a specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers and others working in the affordable housing industry through the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program.

1 Required Course(s)
4 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Master Certified Green Professional MCGP
Master Certified Green Professional

As green and high-performance construction turns to the mainstream, experienced green industry professionals seek an educational designation that signifies their long-standing commitment to and experience with sustainable building and remodeling.

4 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Master Certified New Home Sales Professional MCSP
Master Certified New Home Sales Professional

Professionals who hold the Master CSP designation have been provided knowledge to grow their careers in new home sales.

5 Required Course(s)
8 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)
Master in Residential Marketing MIRM
Master in Residential Marketing

The Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) represents the pinnacle of new home sales education because it represents years of industry experience, serious coursework requirements and a one-of-a-kind requirement for a successful case study to complete the designation.

2 Required Course(s)
12 Hour(s) of Continuing Education (CE)
1 Exam(s)
Additional Requirement(s)