The NAHB Master Instructor Program

NAHB Master Instructors have more than 10 years of real-world experience in the content of designation courses they teach. They are educators who will go the extra step to connect personally with students and HBA staff. These instructors are advocates for NAHB Education: They are our top promoters who will take extra time to support marketing efforts make local connections. Master Instructors take pride in continuous efforts to be life-long learners.

Meet our current Master Instructors.

To become a Master Instructor, one must:

  • Have 10 years’ experience in the residential construction industry
  • Have had active NAHB Instructor status for at least 5 years prior to applying
  • Have taught at least 9 NAHB Courses over the last three years or 20 courses total throughout their NAHB Instructor career
  • Be an active NAHB designee
  • Have an overall instructor rating in the top 10%
  • Be approved to teach three or more courses

Master Instructor annual maintenance requirements include:

  • An evaluation rating of 4.7
  • Teaching at least three designation classes per year through an instructor license or HBA licensee
  • Completion of an education engagement audit form
  • Remaining an active NAHB Instructor in good standing

To apply to be a Master Instructor, you must complete an extensive application process. The application enrollment is only open from Jan. 1 to March 1 of each year. There is a non-refundable application fee of $25. You must provide examples and documentation for sections of the application as well as earn a minimum of 100 elective points to qualify.

Some benefits of becoming a Master Instructor include:

  • Priority consideration for NAHB national courses
  • Eligibility to purchase an annual Instructor License at a highly discounted rate
  • Listing on the Instructor Directory as a Master instructor
  • Recognition on a separate Master Instructor webpage
  • Annual recognition in the Instructor Insight newsletter and other NAHB communications
  • Listing in the EDU Update, a newsletter sent monthly to licensed HBAs

If you are interested in becoming a Master Instructor, please download and complete the application between Jan. 1 and March 1, submit it, submit it to or fax it to 202-266-8191.


Tatiana Molina