The Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) designation allows a Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) to attain further recognition for his or her commitment to educational excellence and longevity in the remodeling industry. The GMR is designed to be the master level of the CGR designation.
Curriculum and Other Requirements
- Complete and submit the online GMR graduation application or print version
- Hold an active CGR designation for five years, hold an active CR (Certified Remodeler) certification from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) for 10 years or hold an active CR (Certified Restorer) certification from the Restoration Industry Association (RIA) for 10 years
- Have 15 years of remodeling industry experience
- Successfully complete five required GMR courses
- Sign the GMR Code of Ethics or agree to the terms electronically
Courses (Choose five)
- High Performance Building: Building Science
- Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management
- Basics of High Performance Building
- Diversification: Capitalizing on New Business Opportunities
- Financial Management
- Risk Management for Builders and Remodelers
- Universal Design Essentials
Local course fees are determined by the HBA or other educational license holder that holds the classes.
National Fees for one-day courses:
- $279 member
- $419 non-member
National Fees for two-day courses:
- $469 member
- $679 non-member
Graduation and Renewal Fees
Premium Option: Kit Available Online/Print (Includes a customized GMR plaque, lapel pin, ribbon and “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 Fee:
- $65 for NAHB member
- $95 for 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 Requirements
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.
Benefits of GMR Designation
- Expanded knowledge of the remodeling industry
- Enhanced marketability to consumers
- Networking opportunities with other remodelers
- Subscription to ReNEWS online newsletter
- Complementary admission to the annual Designation Achievement Reception at the International Builders' Show
- Listing in the consumer-focused Directory of Professionals with Home Building Designations
- Exemption from CGR renewal fees