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NARI announces two new certifications

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry announced two new certification programs: the Universal Design Certified Remodeler and the Master Certified Remodeler.
The Universal Design certification correlates with the trade group’s Universal Remodeling Course and recognizes remodeling contractors with expertise in applying universal design principles to residential remodeling projects.

The Master program will recognize those individuals with a minimum of 10 continuous years as a Certified Remodeler, have at least one additional current NARI certification, and have demonstrated chapter, community, and/or remodeling industry involvement.

Also, effective July 1, the NARI is rolling back the prices on its certification programs. The Certified Remodeler and Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler will be reduced to $599, while the Certified Lead Carpenter will be reduced to $395. These prices will be in effect until May 15, 2010.

The NARI’s certification board has also recently completed a revision of the Certified Remodeler exam. While the scope of the exam has not changed, the number of questions in the exam has been reduced from 550 to 200, and will be implemented this fall.

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