Professional Designations Explained
Certified Remodeling Professionals… Competent, Professional, Ethical
NARI’s certified designations are marks of dedication to the remodeling industry and a contractor’s quest for knowledge. The NARI-certified designations are an assurance that the remodeling professional has years of experience, a dedication to ongoing training and a commitment to ethical conduct.
Certified Remodeler (CR): a professional remodeler who provides a full range of remodeling services. Candidates must prove they possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS): is available for experienced professionals who focus only on one particular trade such as concrete and masonry, electrical, insulation, mechanical systems, and roofing and siding.
Master Certified Remodeler (MCR): a CR of 10+ years who holds another NARI certification and has demonstrated leadership within NARI or within the local community.
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR): a professional who provides remodeling services specific to bathrooms and kitchens. Candidates must prove they possess skills and knowledge focused on materials, layout and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.
Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC): a hands-on field professional who oversees the technical aspect of the project, including personnel management and material flow while working on the project.
Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM): a professional who oversees every administrative aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, scheduling subcontractors, record keeping, risk management, and much more. A CRPM may work full time on one project or oversee several at one time, depending on the scope.
Green Certified Professional (GCP): a professional who considers energy efficiency, sustainability and maximizing nature’s resources and energy in an efficient and responsible manner, both in the conduct of their business and in design and construction of a client’s remodeling project.
Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP): a professional who handles renovations that are appealing not only for “aging in place,” but for anybody who wishes to move about his or her home freely, without barrier and without giving their home that “institutional” look. Families who have members with special needs also benefit from a UDCP.