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EMNARI 2013 Certification Study Groups Separate Yourself from the Competition!

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NARI Certified Lead Carpenters (CLC) are the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project including (but not exclusive to) customer satisfaction, personnel management, and administration while working on the project.


To qualify for the CLC designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a minimum of five years continuous practice in the remodeling industry, with at least two of those years as a lead carpenter. NARI defines this as a remodeling professional who is involved in tasks and has responsibilities beyond the technical production aspects of a project and who is responsible for customer contact and communication, supervision of subcontractors and employees, managing the job site, scheduling, and safety issues
  • Adhere to NARI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Successfully complete a Qualification Matrix detailing their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a half-day written examination on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge, and special skills (people and job management)
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

EMNARI study group                              $200/$400 NM
NARI National certification fee           $395/$510 NM
Annual Recertification                            $49/98 NM

Certified Remodeling Project Managers (CRPM) are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project or projects.


To qualify for the CRPM designation, applicants must meet the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm primarily engaged in remodeling that operates in compliance with the NARI Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice
  • Completed at least 16 hours of continuing education directly related to developing project management skills and knowledge
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Meet one of the follow three requirements:
  1. Five (5) years continuous experience in the remodeling industry (any role) AND Three (3) years as a remodeling project manager. Or
  2. Four (4) years continuous experience in the remodeling industry (any role) AND Three (3) years of experience as a remodeling project manager AND Four (4) or more year degree in Construction, Project Management, Business Management, or a construction related field. Or
  3. Three (3) years of continuous experience in remodeling (any role) AND One (1) year of experience as a remodeling project manager AND Achieved either the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM®) or Project Management Professional (PMP®) credential through the Project Management Institute (PMI).
  • Receive NARI’s approval of the application
  • Successfully complete a written examination (in one sitting) that covers the six CRPM knowledge domains: project planning, communications, project cost management, quality assurance, recordkeeping, and risk management.


EMNARI study group                                     $200/$400 NM
NARI National certification fee                   $495/$695 NM
Annual Recertification                                 $75/$150 NM

NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers (CKBR) provide remodeling services specific to kitchens and bathrooms. To become a CKBR, candidates must possess skills and knowledge focused on the requirement of materials, layout, and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.


To qualify for the CKBR designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm engaged in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
  • Have completed 4 kitchens and/or bathrooms per year
  • Successfully complete a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination on business, construction, and remodeling practices related to kitchen and bathrooms
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

EMNARI study group                               $200/$400 NM
NARI National certification fee             $599/$799 NM
Annual Recertification                                 $75/$150 NM