Certified Graduate Designees of the Year Entries Sought
The NAHB boards of governors of the certified graduate designation programs ― Certified Aging In-Place Specialist (CAPS), Certified Graduate Associate (CGA), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodelor™ (CGR) and Graduate Master Builder (GMB) — have announced a call for entries for the 2006 Designee of the Year Awards.
Participating program designees will be judged on the promotion of their designation to customers and their efforts to mentor and recruit new program participants. They will also be evaluated on how they have elevated the image of the designation through participation in local events or activities.
Winners will be selected by the boards of governors of the CGB, CGR and CAPS programs and will be announced at the third annual graduation reception at the 2006 International Builders’ Show in Orlando, Fla.
“It’s always exciting to win an award,” said last year’s CAPS winner, David Mathews, “but it’s really a chance to see what other people are doing with their designation and how they are making it work.”
The Designee of the Year Award program was begun in 2004 when the boards of governors decided to highlight the impact NAHB’s designation programs were having on members.
One of last year’s CGA nominees, Dianne Beaton, said that coupling the awards ceremony with the graduation reception “helps to get the message out that it’s worth pursuing designations, plus it teaches that you can always learn something new. It really shows that if you believe in the organization and the power of education, your designation can bring you rewards that you don’t even know about.”
To apply for the title of Designee of the Year, contact the Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154. Completed forms should be sent to Tara Occhipinti by Sept. 30.
The graduation reception will be held 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, at The Peabody Orlando. Advance registration is free to all designation holders and one guest. The fee for designation candidates is $40.
To register, e-mail email@example.com by Dec. 30.