NARI Certifications – What Do They Mean?

To continue on with certifications and what they mean, this week we will tackle another very important organization in our industry, NARI, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. If you’re in the remodeling industry or are searching for a remodeler, chances are you’ve either heard of NARI or possibly already know what it is. To sum up what NARI is, their main mission is to set the highest possible standard of remodeling and also connecting consumers with NARI professionals. Within NARI there are various accreditations that professionals can acquire. Working with NARI certified professionals ensures you are working with someone who is reliable, ethical, knowledgeable, highly trained, and highly skilled. Learn about the NARI accreditations below:

CR

CR stands for Certified Remodeler. To acquire this designation, a professional must have at least 5 years’ experience in the remodeling industry, either own or be employed by a company that receives 90% of sales from remodeling work, have completed continuing education classes, complete and pass a written exam, and more. To learn more about the CR accreditation, check out all the requirements here.

CRS

CRS stands for a Certified Remodeler Specialist. This designation is similar to the CR above, except the professional is a specialist in a specific area such as plumbing or masonry. An applicant for CRS would follow the same requirements as the CR listed above. To learn more, check out how to become a CRS here.

CRA

CRA stands for Certified Remodeler Associate and is a professional whom actively supports the industry architects, designers, and suppliers among others. To receive this accreditation, one must meet the same requirements as a CR listed above. Learn more about the CRA accreditation here!

MCR

MCR stands for Master Certified remodeler, in fact, our Co-Owner Jennifer Sherrill holds this accreditation! To acquire this accreditation, one must hold a CR designation for at least 10 consecutive years, be involved with the local NARI chapter, and submit letters of recommendation among others. To learn more about the MCR designation, check out all the requirements here.

CKBR

CKBR stands for Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler. To acquire this designation, a professional must have at least 5 years’ experience in the kitchen and bath remodeling industry, have completed continuing education classes, complete and pass a written exam, and more. To learn more about the CKBR accreditation, check out all the requirements here.

 Did you see our blog last week about the NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association) certifications? Well, in case you missed it, check it out here!