The HBA also has nine members who are Certified Graduate Remodelorsô (CGRs), another nine who hold their Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) certification and 10 who are Members, Institute of Residential Marketing (MIRM).
"Members of this HBA have been incredibly active in NAHBís curriculum-based courses over the years," said Conine. "Iím proud to say that during my stint on the leadership ladder here, we completely revamped and updated this associationís old Registered Professional Builder (RPB) program and converted it to the new Certified Graduate Builder program. That CGB program is now one of the nationís best, and the HBA of Greater Dallas is on the leading edge of professional education for builders and their affiliates."
In 2003 the HBA offered more than 20 courses to over 500 students. Earning a professional designation isnít "just about having something to hang on the wall when youíre done," Conine said. "Itís about obtaining the resources to manage your business more profitably. Itís about increasing your professional credibility and prestige in a way that demonstrates to peers, clients and employers that you have a track record of industry experience and the dedication to do the job right."
At the reception Conine also presented Education Committee member Eric Graham, CGB, GMB, CGR, CAPS, with a special award recognizing his contribution to the development of the associationís education and certification programs.
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