What is a Certified Professional?

NARI certification is a challenging process, requiring extensive knowledge of the industry and a commitment to professional conduct. Even highly experienced and skilled remodelers find the screening and testing process formidable.

Certification: Certification through study offered by the Association for different designations such as: Certified Remodeler (CR), Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC), Certified Remodeler Associate (CRA), Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR), Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM), Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP), Green Certified Professional (GCP). The certification classes are offered online through our national office.



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.


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.