February Is NAHB National Designation Month
Putting a spotlight on the importance of education for advancement in the home building industry, The NAHB University of Housing is celebrating National Designation Month in February. This marks the seventh anniversary of the event.
National Designation Month promotes ongoing education in the housing industry, recognizing the achievements of fellow professionals and educating the public about the value of selecting building industry professionals who hold a designation from NAHB.
The 16 professional designations in NAHB’s program are aimed at improving skills, providing career advancement and recognizing industry expertise and commitment to professional growth for the home building industry. Click here to view the designations that are available.
The Value of Professional Designations
The designations convey to potential clients that they can expect superior training, practical experience and 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 both within and outside their specific areas of expertise.
“A building professional who takes the time and effort to earn a designation shows that they value the importance of staying on top of the trends and changes in our industry,” says Mike Weiss, a CAPS, CGB, CGR, GMB, GMR from Carmel, Ind., and 2008 chair of the NAHB Education Committee. “It also shows their clients that they are continually taking steps to improve themselves as an industry professional, which will result in a higher-quality product for them in the end."
NAHB will be 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.
For more information on participating in or promoting National Designation Month in February, visit www.nahb.org/ndm or call the Professional Designation Help Line at 800-368-5242 x8154.