January 24, 2011
Nation's Building News

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Hone Business Skills, Enhance Credibility During National Designation Month in February

NAHB members have an opportunity to jump-start or complete their designation and enhance their credibility during National Designation Month in February, now in its ninth year and sponsored by NAHB Education.

“Obtaining a designation adds some credibility to builders. It provides a third-party endorsement that says, ‘I’m not doing this just as a job, I’m doing it as a profession,’” said Jim Carr, a Graduate Master Builder (GMB), Certified Green Professional (CGP), professor at the University of Arkansas and an NAHB Education instructor.  

National Designation Month promotes ongoing education in the housing industry, recognizing the achievements of building professionals and educating the public about the value of selecting builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who hold NAHB designations.

NAHB professional designations are aimed at improving business skills, providing career advancement and recognizing industry expertise and commitment to professional growth in the home building industry.

The designations convey to potential clients that they can expect superior training, practical experience and an in-depth knowledge from those who have earned them. 

Additionally, home building professionals enjoy valuable networking opportunities while they are earning their designation — working closely with expert instructors and other professionals within and outside their specific areas of expertise.

NAHB and its licensed education distributors are stepping up efforts to educate the public about the value of selecting building industry professionals who earn a designation, to build support for continuing education programs and to increase recognition of the comprehensive training required for earning an NAHB designation.

Click here to view the designations that are available.

For more information on participating in or promoting National Designation Month, visit www.nahb.org/ndm; or call the Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154.

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