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NARI of Greater St. Louis has always promoted continuing education for its members, mainly through the NARI certification program. To qualify for a certification, the individual must meet certain criteria in the areas of experience, background and knowledge. The certification process involves many hours of study, as well as completion of a full day of written and competency testing. Moreover, each year the person must complete additional continuing education requirements in order to renew his/her certification.


  • MRA Master Certified Remodeler: has held the Certified Remodeler designation for at least 10 years and submits letters of recommendation

  • CR Certified Remodeler – professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

  • CKBR Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler – provides remodeling services specific to kitchens and bathrooms. To become a CKBR, candidates must possess skills and knowledge focused on the requirement of materials, layout, and installation of kitchens and bathrooms.

  • CLC Certified Lead Carpenter – the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.

  • CRC Certified Remodeling Carpenter – or carpenters who have a basic knowledge and the required skills of a remodeling carpenter. To become a CRC, candidates must go through an extensive training program and pass a comprehensive exam and hands-on evaluation.

  • GCP Green Certified Professional – requires at least five years in the remodeling industry and 16 hours of continuing or formal education in green or sustainable remodeling practices, plus a passing score on a detailed exam.

  • UDCR Universal Design Certified Remodeler

Other Certifications (not from NARI)

  • CAPS Certified Aging in Place Specialists (from NAHB, National Assn. of Home Builders,

  • CGBP Certified Green Building Professional (from Build It Green,

  • CID Certified Interior Designer (see website:

  • CKD Certified Kitchen Designer

  • CBD Certified Bathroom Designer (CKD & CBD are from NKBA, the National Kitchen & Bath Assn.,



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Code of Ethics

The National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Code of Ethics states that:

Each member of the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI) is pledged to observe high standards of honesty, integrity and responsibility in the conduct of business:

  • By promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety.
  • By making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
  • By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
  • By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
  • By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
  • By attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  • By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
  • By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.