Wonder what all those letters after Chuck’s name mean?  They represent professional designations he has earned from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

NAHB Education offers professional development programs to building industry professionals nationwide that enhance their business savvy, broaden their areas of expertise and increase their marketability. In today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge.

Professional designees stay up to speed on the latest developments in business, building methods, and technology while showing clients they have the know-how and dedication to earn a professional designation. Potential clients can use designations to help identify and select professionals with superior training, real-world experience and in-depth knowledge of their area of need. Designees are listed in The Professional Designation Directory on nahb.org, making their contact info easily accessible to consumers.

Access to real-world information and great leadership opportunities are benefits typically mentioned by designees. However, graduates also routinely express that the chance to network with expert instructors and their peers is a huge plus.

Students develop a nationwide network of colleagues that they consistently return to as sounding boards for challenges and ideas long after their courses have completed. This chance to network with so many fellow industry pros often brings people back to obtain more designations.

Earning a designation from NAHB is hard work and the rigorous coursework is continually being elevated. Still, according to NAHB, builders and remodelers are as eager as ever to enroll.

NAHB’s commitment to offering industry professionals the best, most-extensive continuing education program is evident in the diverse array of programs. Most designations cover industry basics such as marketing and business techniques, however, specialized coursework includes aging-in-place remodeling, property management, green building and more.

Through NAHB Education, industry pros can earn professional designations in any one of 13 areas. Chuck Miller has earned 9 professional designations.

 

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)

Chuck Miller is one of the select group of professional home builders nationwide to attain the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation, identifying him as one of the building industry’s top professionals.

The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the National Association of Home Builders Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only.  Before beginning the GMB designation process, an individual must have earned the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation with five years of building experience, or ten years of building experience and have completed three CGB/CGR courses. GMB courses are more advanced with in-depth instruction geared for experienced building professionals.

GMB graduates complete an intensive series of courses on how to capitalize on business opportunities, executive-level financial management, managing risk in an evolving market and other building industry topics.

After earning the GMB, program graduates are required to sign a code of ethics and maintain their designations by completing 12 hours of continuing education every three years.

Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)

Chuck Miller has been named to a select group of home builders who have earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) designation, identifying him as one of the industry’s top professionals.

To earn the CGB designation, builders must successfully complete a curriculum that incorporates training by leading building industry practitioners and experts on a range of topics, including business management, emerging technologies and market trends. In addition, the builder must have at least two years’ experience in the industry.

After earning the CGB, program graduates are required to sign a code of ethics and maintain their designations by completing 12 hours of continuing education every three years.

 

Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)

Chuck Miller has been named to a select group of home builders who have earned the National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) designation, identifying him as one of the industry’s top professionals.

To become a CGR, a remodeler must have at least five years of experience in the industry, take a qualifying exam and successfully complete a pre-set curriculum of courses specific to the remodeling industry, including project and business management.

In addition, CGRs are required to carry workers’ compensation and liability insurance and maintain a valid business license, where required by their state or local jurisdiction. Upon earning the designation, they must sign a Code of Ethics specific to their designation. CGRs also are required to complete 12 hours of continuing education related to building and remodeling every three years.

Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS)

Chuck Miller is one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Aging‐in‐Place Specialist (CAPS) designation, identifying him as a Builder / Remodeler with the skills and knowledge necessary to remodel or modify a home to meet the unique needs of the older population, disabled owners or their visitors.

The National Association of Home Builders, in partnership with the AARP and Home Innovation Research Labs, created the CAPS program, which includes training and education on the technical, business management and customer service skills essential to compete in the fastest‐growing segment of the residential remodeling industry — home modifications for aging‐in‐place.

The Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) designation program teaches the technical, business management, and customer service skills essential to competing in the fastest growing segment of the residential remodeling industry: home modifications for the aging-in-place.

CAPS graduates include remodelers, builders, designers, architects, occupational therapists and others who help homeowners remain in their homes safely, independently and comfortably as they age.

In four days of coursework, the CAPS curriculum incorporates market demographics, communication techniques, marketing, common barriers and solutions, building codes and standards, product ideas and resources and business management.

CAPS program graduates are required to are required to sign a code of ethics and maintain their designation by attending continuing education programs and/or participating in community service projects.

Certified Green Professional (CGP)

Chuck Miller is one of the select group of professionals nationwide to earn the Certified Green Professional™ (CGP) educational designation, identifying him as a Builder / Remodeler with the skills and the best strategies for incorporating green building principles into new home and remodeling projects.

The National Association of Home Builders’ Certified Green Professional™ designation recognizes builders, remodelers and other industry professionals who incorporate green building principles into homes— without driving up the cost of construction. Classwork leading to the designation provides a solid background in green building methods, as well as the tools to reach consumers, from the organization leading the charge to provide market-driven green building solutions to the home building industry.

The CGP curriculum includes three days of training from leading building industry practitioners and academics on a range of topics, including strategies for integrating green building principles into homes using cost‐effective methods of construction.

Coursework is based on the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard, the only ANSI‐approved rating system for green homes, developments and remodeling projects. The standard includes sections on energy, water and resource efficiency; indoor environmental quality; lot and site development; and home owner education.

Master In Residential Marketing (MIRM)

Chuck Miller has been inducted as a Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) of the National Association of Home Builders. Chuck earned his MIRM designation through a combination of professional education and experience in the real estate field.

The Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM) designation is the fourth and most prestigious designation given by the Institute. The MIRM is the top-level achievement for professionals in new home marketing.

The Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM) is a professional organization under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders. Its purpose is to recognize and promote professionalism, education and ethics in new home sales and marketing.

 

 

Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)

 

Chuck Miller earned the CMP designation after completing the educational requirements of the Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP) educational designation and demonstrating excellence in sales and marketing in the home building industry.

Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP) is the mid-level designation for IRM students who have completed the marketing intensive IRM courses I through IV.

 

 

Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP)

Chuck Miller earned the Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP) from the National Association of Home Builders’ Institute of Residential Marketing.

The Master CSP designation further acknowledges new home sales professionals who hold the CSP designation by highlighting their continued educational and career achievements in the home building industry.

Master CSPs must successfully complete a series of courses on home construction, marketing and business management and have at least three years of experience in the new homes sales and marketing industry.

 

 

Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)

Chuck Miller earned the Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation from the National Association of Home Builders’ Institute of Residential Marketing after completing the educational requirements and demonstrating excellence in new home sales.

The Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation is the first designation available through the National Association of Home Builders Institute of Residential Marketing. CSP was designed for specialists in new home sales to enhance their professional image, increase their marketability in the home building industry and sell more homes!