Gain a Competitive Edge with a Professional Designation

In today’s evolving market, it’s more important than ever for building-industry professionals to maintain their competitive edge. Earning a professional designation can be a great way to distinguish yourself – and your company – from your competition. During National Designation Month in March, seize the opportunity to advance your industry knowledge and skills.

Having a designation tells clients that you have honed your business skills and have superior training, hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge of your profession. Designation holders also can take advantage of valuable networking opportunities during their enrollment, working closely with expert instructors and other professionals within their field and outside their specific areas of expertise. During National Designation Month, NAHB also educates consumers about the value of selecting a professional with a designation, so your hard work will mean even more when it comes marketing yourself and your business.

Here is a list of current designation opportunties: 
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)
Certified Graduate Builder (CBA)
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
Certified Green Professional (CGP)
Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)
Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP)
Certified Master Builder (GMB)
Certified Master Remodeler (GMR)
Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP)
Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP)
Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP)
Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM)

For more information on NAHB’s professional designations, visit

If you are interested in a Washington state designation, Building Industry Association of Washington’s Certified Builder designation is a great opportunity to set your company apart. To learn about benefits and requirements, click here.