NARI's certification program recognizes the skills and achievements of five distinct groups of remodeling professionals of particular interest to homeowners: Certified Remodelers (CRs), Certified Remodeler Specialists (CRSs), Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers (CKBRs), Certified Remodeler Associates (CRAs), and Certified Lead Carpenters (CLCs).
NARI CRs are professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
NARI CRSs are professional remodelers who focus on specific type of work and serve the needs of homeowners interested in their area of technical excellence, such as concrete and masonry work, electrical work, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, and roofing and siding.
NARI CKBRs provide remodeling services specific to kitchens and bathrooms. To become a CKBR, candidates must possess skills and knowledge focused on the requirement of materials, layout, and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.
NARI CRAs actively support the remodeling industry in professions such as architects, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants.
NARI CLCs are the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.
NARI certified remodeling professionals have pledged to abide by NARI's strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
It's no wonder homeowners feel more comfortable relying on remodelers who have earned NARI certification.
The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) is the only national association dedicated solely to the remodeling industry. NARI's focus is on professional conduct, continuing education and training, and fair and ethical treatment within the industry. NARI certification of professional remodeling contractors serves as the association's recognition of remodeling professionals who have met stringent criteria for experience and pledged a commitment to high standards of practice and NARI's Code of Ethics. Among the factors to consider selecting a remodeling contractor, in addition to NARI certification, is your assessment of and satisfaction with the remodeling contractor's workmanship, reputation and integrity, durability of materials used, and equipment. Before hiring any remodeling contractor, visit and inspect similar projects that he or she has completed, and establish that you will be able to communicate well with each other to ensure your complete satisfaction with final product.