Why Certify?

NARI Certification sets you apart in the market and offers a unique selling proposition.

A consumer considering a major home improvement needs to know that the remodeling contractor he or she chooses is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI's certification program offers this assurance through its extensive screening and testing process.

Only full-time, professional remodeling contractors are eligible for NARI certification. A homeowner who hires a home improvement contractor with a NARI certification is hiring an individual who has made a strong commitment to not only his or her own professionalism, but that of the remodeling industry and to his or her business. And because remodelers are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling industry for at least five years, a homeowner knows that the NARI certified remodeling professional they hire has had a number of years to develop the experience and skills that can only be gained through extensive hands-on practice.

For the homeowner, it's comforting to know that their remodeling contractor has a long-term commitment to his or her profession and the home improvement industry.

Certifications are offered in the following specialized areas:

  • Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)
  • Certified Remodeler (CR), Associate (CRA), Specialist (CRS)
  • Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler (CKBR)
  • Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)
  • Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM)
  • Green Certified Professional (GCP)
  • Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)

NARIGC hosts local, in person study groups or you can participate in "virtual" study groups provided through NARI nationally.  Please contact the NARIGC office for scheduled study groups.