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Certifications

Certifications

At DiFabion Remodeling, we believe that education is key in the remodeling industry.  Certifications and continuing education allows us to stay current with all the new styles and trends, as well as adhering to continual changes and updates to building codes and standards of practice.  Continuing education also allows us to avoid mistakes and solve problems in a high-risk industry, where no two projects are the same, and ALL projects present their own unique set of challenges and obstacles.

NARI Professional Certification
Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)

NARI Professional Certification - Master Certified Remodeler (MCR)

The highest certification one can receive in the remodeling industry. Qualifications for this prestigious designation include 10 consecutive years as a Certified Remodeler, 1 additional certification through NARI (Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler-CKBR), leadership involvement in the local chapter of NARI as an officer, leadership involvement in the local community as a church officer, and a letter of recommendation from the current president of the local NARI chapter. The Master Certified Remodeler identifies Certified Remodelers who have withstood the test of time and continue to be successful within the industry, while strictly adhering to the industry’s Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.

NARI Professional Certification
Certified Remodeler (CR)

NARI Professional Certification - Certified Remodeler (CR)

Requires five years of remodeling experience. Must pass an all day examination covering business management; building codes and construction law; plans and specifications; tools and equipment; safety; standards of practice; math; existing and special construction; site work; masonry and concrete; rough and finish carpentry; roofing and siding; insulation; interior finished; kitchens and baths; plumbing; mechanical and electrical systems; roofing, siding, windows, doors.

NARI Professional Certification
Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)

NARI Professional Certification - Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)

Minimum requirement of five years experience in the Kitchen and Bath industry. An all day examination must be passed covering, business management; ethics in business, building codes and construction law; plans and specifications; math; existing and special construction; finish work, plumbing; mechanical and electrical systems; and lighting.

NARI Professional Certification
Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)

A Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP) designation proves the remodeling contractor’s superior knowledge, technical comprehension and skill in principles attractive not only to those who wish to age-in-place but also families with special needs and families that are forward thinking. A UDCP proves knowledge in the seven principles of Universal Design, how to interview clients with an understanding and consideration of their special needs, and finally the how-to of building these projects.

National Association of Home Builders
Certified Green Professional

National Association of Home Builders - Certified Green Professional

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.

NAHB and EPA Professional Certification
Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting

NAHB and EPA Professional Certification - Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting

The requirements apply to anyone who could potentially expose children to lead dust during their work and includes builders, painters, plumbers, and electricians. Under the new rules, each renovation site must have at least one certified renovator assigned to oversee the project. This one-day, EPA-approved course meets the training requirements for certified renovators and includes tips for training your crew to use lead safe work practices during the project.