Quad Cities Builders & Remodelers Association


Professional Designations available through
the NAHB University of Housing

Certified Green Professional

The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes -without driving up the cost of construction. The class work for the designation provides a background in green building methods, as well as sales tools.

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Certified Graduate Builder

The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Graduate Builder™ (CGB) designation is an exclusive professional designation for builders. The class work for the designation provides a solid background in building technology, business finance, project management, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from customer service to land development & zoning.

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Graduate Master Builder

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder™ (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before taking the GMB courses, you must have the CGB, CGR, or CGA designation with 5 years of building experience, or 10 years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR/CGA courses.

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The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Graduate Remodeler™ (CGR) designation is an exclusive professional designation for remodelers. The class work for the designation provides a solid background in business administration; design, estimating & job cost; contracts, liability & risk management; as well as project management and marketing & sales.

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The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Graduate Associate™ (CGA) designation is for associate members to learn about the home building business from builders and remodelers with years of field experience. The CGA designation affirms your level of industry knowledge and your commitment to your professionalism in the building industry.

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The National Association of Home Builders' Certified Aging in Place Specialist™ (CAPS) designation is for builders and remodelers making home modifications for the aging-in-place. The class work for the designation includes business administration; design, estimating & job cost; contracts, liability & risk management; project management and marketing & sales.

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Certified New Home Sales Professional

The National Association of Home Builders' Certified New Home Sales Professional™ (CSP) designation was designed to enhance professionalism, marketability in the home building industry, and sell more homes! The class work for the designation includes fair housing law applications and distinguishes the differences between selling new homes versus resale homes.

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