While browsing homes and builders on the Parade, you may notice designations such as NDPB, CGB and CGP behind some builders' names. These are indicators of members who earn designations from the National Association of Home Builders and the North Dakota Association of Builders. To earn these designations, members must take NAHB-approved courses from a set curriculum and meet NAHB’s requirements. North Dakota Professional Builders must meet requirements that include:
- Meet membership requirements of their local builders association.
- Must have held a contractor’s license in the state of North Dakota for at least two years.
- Comply with all appropriate North Dakota statutes concerning contractors.
- Build in compliance with appropriate local, state and national building codes.
- Adhere to the Code of Ethics of North Dakota Association of Builders.
- Complete seven credit hours of continuing education annually.
Here is an explanation of the designations the Home Builders Association of F-M is highlighting:
National Association of Home Builders designations
NAHB has the most targeted curriculum, accomplished teachers and widely respected education opportunities in the business. The following are brief descriptions of designations that HBA of F-M members have earned:
- Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) - teaches technical, business management and customer service skills essential to competing in the aging-in-place market.
- Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) - emphasizes business and project management skills.
- Certified Graduate Remodeler - (CGR) emphasizes business management skills as related to a remodeling operation.
- Certified Green Professional (CGP) - teaches techniques for incorporating green building principles into homes without driving up construction cost.
- Housing Credit Certified Professional (HCCP) - demonstrates a high level of knowledge, experience and education in the low-income housing tax credit (LIHTC) industry.
North Dakota Association of Builders designation
NDAB makes its best efforts to determine a builder’s qualifications for certification as an NDPB. While the program recognizes the professionalism of a builder, NDAB does not make warranty or representations, express or implied, to home buyers or others. It has not inspected construction of any home and does not and cannot address the quality of a home.