How to Earn Your CGR

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

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

  • $65 member
  • $95 non-member

Effective Jan. 1, 2022, designees who have lapsed longer than one year from their renewal date will pay a $50 reinstatement fee in addition to the renewal fee.

Continuing Education Requirement

NAHB designees are required to complete four hours or credits each year. Designees are NOT required to send in proof of continuing education (CE) earned at time of renewal. However, designees may be chosen for a random audit and NAHB will contact them directly to provide proof of CE. View continuing education requirements for NAHB designations.

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