Outside of buying a home, remodeling it may be the single biggest investment a homeowner makes. That’s why it’s vitally important that the remodeling contractor you select is a full-time, dedicated remodeling professional.
The homeowner who hires a NARI certified contractor is hiring someone who has made a strong commitment not only to his professionalism, but that of the remodeling industry, and to his business. Remodelers are not eligible for certification until they have been actively involved in the remodeling for at least five years meaning that a the NARI certified professional they hire has had a number of years to develop the experience and skills that can be gained through hand on training and experience.
NARI certification is a challenging process. It requires extensive knowledge of the remodeling industry, and even highly experienced and skilled remodelers find the screening process formidable.
The homeowner who chooses a NARI certified remodeling professional can gain a sense of security knowing that they have:
- Been acceptably reviewed by the NARI Certification Board by providing an outline detailing their hands-on experience, industry training, involvement in continuing education, technical skills, and more.
- Committed to intensive study on a broad range of critical issues.
- Successfully completed a comprehensive written examination covering critical subjects like knowledge of building codes, plans and specification, proper and safe use of tools and equipment, standards of practice and special skills areas.
Once awarded this certification, a NARI certified remodeling professional must meet annual recertification requirements involving continuing education and participation in industry-related programs. This process is just one more indication that your contractor has made a long-term commitment to the highest ethical standards of his industry.
NARI certified modeling professionals have pledged to abide by the NARI’s strict Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics. That’s it’s no wonder that homeowners feel more comfortable relying on remodelers who have earned the NARI certification.