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NAHB Professional Designations

A NAHB Designation says a lot about you. Professional designations offer excellent opportunities to improve your skills, advance your career by offering new or improved services, and be recognized for your commitment to professional growth. NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers, and widely respected education opportunities in business. The professional designations listed below are broken down by professional categories. Start getting a designation now, so you'll be ahead of the competition in the future.

  • BAR: Your first step to CGB
    The BAR is the required first step in obtaining your Certified Graduate Builder designation. This multiple-choice assessment measures your knowledge in the four core areas of building business management: Business Technology, Business and Finance, Project Management and Sales and Marketing.
  • PREP: Your first step to CGR
    The PREP is the required first step in obtaining your Certified Graduate Remodelor designation. This multiple-choice assessment measures your knowledge in five core areas of remodeling business management: Marketing and Sales; Business Administration; Design, Estimating and Job Costing; Contracts, Liability and Risk Management.

Candidates do not pass or fail. The results determine your course of study. LaserGrade offers more than 600 testing locations across the country. For information on locations in your area, call 1-800-211-2753 or visit http://www.lasergrade.com/locate.shtml Enter your zip code and select "National Association of Home Builders" as your sponsor.

Professional Designations

Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)

Learn about the home building business from the best source possible: builders and remodelers with years of field experience.

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

CGB is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business and project management skills.

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

Graduate Master Builder (GMB) courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR)

Certified Graduate Remodelor (CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation.

Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP)

This designation acknowledges the continued educational achievements of graduates of the CSP program.

Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)

CMP is the mid-level designation for IRM students who have completed the marketing intensive IRM courses I through IV.

Member, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM)

The MIRM designation is the top-level achievement for professionals in new home marketing.

MIRM Emeritus

MIRM (Member, Institute of Residential Marketing) Emeritus is awarded to retired MIRMs who have been in good standing for a minimum of 10 years.

Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)

HCCP is a specialized designation for developers, property managers, asset managers, and others working in the affordable housing industry.

Certified Leasing Professional (CLP)

The Certified Leasing Professional (CLP) curriculum includes an overview of multifamily leasing and sales skills.

Registered in Apartment Management (RAM)

RAM is a comprehensive educational and designation program offered to property management professionals by NAHB.

Advanced RAM

The Advanced RAM Program provides a higher credential in the field of apartment management for the levels of asset managers, property supervisors, and management company owners.

Residential Construction Superintendent (RCS)

The RCS designation series of courses is geared toward the budding field of superintendents and can benefit current site personnel wishing to excel in this position.

Certified Active Adult Specialist In Housing (CAASH)

CAASH provides the essential knowledge, tools and skills - from conducting initial research to design considerations and features to servicing the customer.