Homeowners who hire a NARI Certified Pro can be assured they have chosen a professional with specific experience, dedication to training and a commitment to ethical conduct.
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, training, and fair and ethical treatment.
NARI certification serves as the association’s recognition of remodeling pros who have met stringent criteria for experience and pledged to commit to a high standard of practice and NARI’s strict Code of Ethics.
Before hiring any remodeling contractor, check references for similar projects that he or she has completed. Establish that you will be able to communicate well with one another to ensure your complete satisfaction with the process and final product.
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR): a pro 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.
Dan Kradzinski is a NARI certified Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler.
How does a remodeling contractor become certified?
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.
Homeowners gain a sense of security knowing the NARI Certified Pro they hire has:
- Received a satisfactory review by the NARI Certification Board, by providing an outline detailing their hands-on experience, industry training and continuing education. In addition, they must prove their technical skills, practices in business management, association involvement and community service hours served.
- Committed to intensive study on a broad range of critical industry issues. Most certification candidates participate in a formal study group and spend eight to 12 weeks studying in preparation for a difficult written exam.
- Successfully completed a comprehensive and challenging written exam covering critical subject areas such as sound business management practices, knowledge of building codes and construction law, plans and specification, proper and safe use of tools and equipment, safety, standards of practice, math and several special skill areas.
What does NARI certification mean to you?
Deciding to remodel a home is a big decision. Outside of buying a home, it may be the single biggest investment a homeowner makes. One needs to know that the remodeling contractor chosen is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional. NARI’s certification programs offer this assurance through an extensive screening and testing process.
Only full-time professional remodeling professionals are eligible for NARI certification. Homeowners can be assured that any time one hires a NARI Certified Pro that the individual has made a strong commitment to his or her business. Because remodeling pros are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling industry for at least five years, you know that the NARI Certified Pro has had a number of years to develop the experience and skills that can only be gained through extensive hands-on practice.