Are you remodeling your home or investing in replacement windows in Lockport, MB? You might want to consider hiring contractors or other remodeling professionals that are verified by official organizations and have certificates in the remodeling areas that fit your needs.
Its best to work with fully certified professionals because certifications help prove their qualifications, which will give you peace of mind that you aren’t hiring someone who will make a mistake or be unsafe. Plus, such certifications also help ensure the company is up to date on products, methods, and other key components of a remodeling job well done. Here are some common remodeling certifications available in the US and Canada. Be on the lookout for these certifications when choosing your next contractor or remodeling partner:
- National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) – Being certified through NARI means that the company has demonstrated technical skills, business and project management expertise, and a certain level of industry tenure. A NARI certification also includes a multi-week course, rigorous exams, and continuing education to keep up the certification.
- Certified Remodeler (CR) – To be eligible to be a CR, a contractor or remodeler has to have 5 continuous years of industry work with 90% of the work being focused on remodeling. The CR course is also 12 weeks long and concludes with a 200-question test and 16 hours of mandated continuing education per year.
- Certified Remodeling Specialist (CRS) – A CRS is a remodeler with a specialization, often in masonry, electrical, plumbing systems, roofing, or another area. The certification process is 12 weeks long and concludes with a 200-question test and 16 hours of mandated continued education per year.
- Certified Remodeling Associate (CRA) – This certification is given to professionals that support the remodeling industry, including manufacturers, architects, suppliers, designers, and consultants. It has a weeks-long course with a long test at the end and also required at least 16 hours of continued education per year.
- Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR) – As you might imagine, a CKBR is a professional who specialized in kitchen and bath remodels. Only those with 5-years in the remodeling industry working specifically with kitchens and bathrooms and who are employed by a company with a minimum number of kitchen and/or bathroom remodels per year are eligible. This ensures proper experience and expertise. The certification also includes a course, test, and continuing education.
- Master Certified Remodeler (MCR) – MCRs are veteran remodelers who have held a Certified Remodeler certification for 10 consecutive years and have at least one other certification. Beyond the necessary certifications, the process also includes 3 letters of recommendation.
- Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC) – Lead carpenters oversee every onsite aspect of a remodel including management, trade contractors, scheduling, safety, administration, and customer satisfaction. To get a CLC, a carpenter must have worked in the remolding industry for at least 5 continuous years, have at least 2 years of experience being a lead carpenter, and complete a 180-question proctored examination.
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