NARI Certification Process

NARI certification is a challenging process, requiring extensive knowledge of the industry and a commitment to professional conduct.  Even highly experienced and skilled remodelers find the screening and testing process formidable. 

Homeowners can gain a sense of security and trust knowing that the NARI certified remodeling professional they hire has:

  • Subjected himself or herself, their work, and their past professional conduct to the scrutiny of NARI’s Certification Board.  Each certification candidate must provide an outline – and receive an acceptable review – detailing their hands-on experience, industry training, involvement in continuing education, technical skills, practices in business management, as well as association and community service.
  • Committed to intensive study on a broad range of critical industry issues.  Most certification candidates participate in a formal study group and spend eight to twelve weeks studying in preparation for the one day written certification exam.
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive written examination covering subject areas such as sound business management practices, knowledge of building codes and construction law, plans and specifications, proper and safe use of tools and equipment, safety, standards of practice, math, and several special skill areas.
  • Once awarded their certification, NARI certified remodeling professionals must meet annual re-certification requirements involving continuing education and participation in industry related programs.