NARI Professional Certifications
The NARI Certification Program recognizes the skills and achievements of six distinct groups of remodeling professionals of particular interest to homeowners. To learn about NARI certifications and to register, read more .
View a list of NARI Madison Certified Professionals here .
MCR: Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) recognizes Certified Remodelers who have demonstrated commitment to the remodeling industry through support of their local chapter, NARI National, and/or their local community. The MCR identifies Certified Remodelers who continue to be successful within the industry. A Master Certified Remodeler is a CR of 10+ years who holds another NARI certification and has demonstrated leadership within NARI or within the local community.
CR: A Certified Remodeler (CR) is a professional remodeler who provides a full range of residential and commercial remodeling services. Candidates must prove they possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.
CRS: A Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS) is a professional remodeler who specializes in a specific type of work such as concrete and masonry, electrical, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing systems and roofing and siding.The certification recognizes members who specialize in a trade and want to document their knowledge of the remodeling process.
CRA: A Certified Remodeler Associate (CRA) is a professional in a supporting profession such as architecture, design, manufacturing, supply chain and consulting. The certification recognizes members that specialize in a trade and want to document their knowledge of the remodeling process.
CKBR: A Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) is a professional who provides remodeling services specific to bathrooms and kitchens. Candidates must provide they possess skills in more than 20 remodeling task areas, including business methods and practices, building codes and construction law, kitchen and bath planning, and building site layout, and all trades skills required in remodeling your home.
GCP: A Green Certified Professional (GCP) is a professional who considers energy efficiency, sustainability and maximizing nature’s resources and energy in an efficient and responsible manner, both in the conduct of their business and in design and construction of a client’s remodeling project.
UDCP: Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) professionals handle renovations that are appealing not only for “aging in place,” but for anybody who wishes to move about his or her home freely, without barrier and without giving their home that institutional look. Families who have members with special needs also benefit from a UDCP.
CLC: A Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) is a hands-on field pro who oversees the technical aspect of the project, including personnel management and materials flow while working on the project.
CRPM: The Certified Remodeler Project Manager (CRPM) professionals are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, project schedule, administration, etc.
NARI Certification Test Dates:
2020 Certification Exam Periods
May 4 -17
August 31 - September 13
December 7 - 20
2020 NARI Prep Classes and Start Dates are listed here
NARI Carpenter Upgrade Program
2020 Classes are on HOLD due to COVID
Community Educational Offerings
UW-Madison Small Business Development Center
The WI SBDC at UW-Madison provides no cost consulting and non-credit courses to help businesses from start-up through growth.
The educational class schedules are always changing, so check back often for updated schedules.
All NARI Members get 10% off of classes by using discount code: SBDC10.
Class topics and more information is available CLICK HERE
SBDC also offers no-cost consulting to qualified applicants. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO
ActionCOACH of Madison
ActionCOACH offers training and coaching on many business topics. To see their full listing, CLICK HERE
MidWest Certified Training, Inc. (MWCTI) and Milwaukee Lead/Asbestos Information Center (MLAIC)
MWCTI and MLAIC are the largest lead paint abatement training provider in Wisconsin. MLAIC has been providing training since 1987 for asbestos and lead professionals. Many of offerings are EPA and WI DHS approved in Spanish; including Lead Safe Renovator Initial classes. Read more
MLAIC/MWCTI have teamed up with NARI to add NARI CEU's to many of their course listings. If you attended one of their classes/discussions, please review this list for NARI-approved CEU listings.
Testudo’s RRP and RRP Refresher Training Courses have been approved for 4 CEU credits for NARI re-certification. Read more .
Green Madison is an effort to reduce energy consumption in the City of Madison. Read more
NARI Re-Certification and Renewals
Continuing Education is one of the cornerstones of NARI certification; it ensures that all NARI certified professionals maintain current knowledge of the industry and renew their promise to abide by the NARI Code of Ethics and Standard of Practices.
Annual re-certification requires that certified professionals participate in the following:
MCR, CR, CRS, CRA, CKBR, GCP, UDCP, and CRPM require 10 hours or 10 CEUs of continuing education. CLC requires 5 hours or 5 CEUs of continuing education.
Download a renewal form HERE .
View NARI webinars and podcasts available for CEU credits HERE . (LOGIN REQUIRED)
To see what classes you have attended locally, please contact our office.
NARI University is designed to help you make your company more profitable, navigate the critical issues facing the remodeling industry, and identify industry and product trends. All NARI University offerings provide you with one CEU. Click on Event Registration at the top of each topic page to complete the registration process. Read more
Introduction to The Trades
Licensed contractor and host of DIY Network's Rescue Renovation, Kayleen McCabe has produced an education video series for students. These videos demonstrate basic skills and provide an introduction to the work environment of a building trades professional for kids in late elementary school through early high school. We encourage you to share them with your children and the schools in your community.