EM NARI is dedicated to providing continuing education, training and certification courses for professional remodeling contractors, and enforcing professional conduct and fair and equitable treatment within the home improvement/remodeling industry. Many educational opportunities exist for members.

Membership Meetings: At EM NARI we strive to provide engaging programs at our membership meetings that are designed to inform and educate our members. Many of our meetings qualify for CEUs for your Construction Supervisor License Renewal. Other programs are focused on providing remodeling industry professionals with the latest trends and insights focused on business management and growth.

NARI Certification Study Groups: Many of our members who pursue NARI Certifications find it beneficial to participate in a study group to prepare for the NARI Certification Exams. These interactive, small group sessions combine the knowledge of a study group leader with the business experiences of the participation to create a rich learning environment.

Other Training and Education: To complement our educational offerings, EM NARI also offers training sessions designed to keep our members current on the latest industry trends and information around topics like safety and new product developments. Check our calendar for our upcoming educational offerings.


NARI Certification Programs

Homeowners hire remodelers they can trust. They want to hire a professional with specific skills, experience, training, and a commitment to ethical conduct. Taking your career to the next level by achieving NARI Certification helps you distinguish yourself and establish that trust.

Applications for certification should be sent to NARI national. For more information, visit the certifications section of the NARI website where you can find an up-to-date fee schedule, application, and program materials. Enrollment in a local EM NARI study group is separate. You can find out more about upcoming study groups and find the links for registration and payment on the EM NARI Calendar.

Certified Remodeler (CR)

Certified Remodeler (CR): NARI Certified Remodelers (CRs) are 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.

Certified Remodeler Specialist (CRS)

NARI Certified Remodeler Specialists (CRSs) are professional remodelers who focus on a specific type of work and serve the needs of homeowners interested in their area of technical excellence, such as concrete and masonry work, electrical work, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing systems, and roofing and siding.

Certified Remodeler Associate (CRA)

NARI Certified Remodeler Associates (CRAs) actively support the remodeling industry in professions such as architects, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants.

Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler (CKBR)

NARI Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodelers (CKBRs) provide 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.

Certified Lead Carpenter (CLC)

NARI Certified Lead Carpenters (CLCs) are the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.

Green Certified Professional (GCP)

Designed to recognize and identify remodelers who apply green or sustainable principles to their remodeling projects.

Certified Remodeling Project Manager (CRPM)

NARI Certified Remodeling Project Managers (CRPMs) are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc.while working on the project or projects.

Universal Design Certified Professional (UDCP)

NARI Universal Design Certified Professionals are recognized as experienced remodelers with skills and knowledge in all aspects of universal design and remodeling.

Massachusetts State Licensing and Regulations

The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation created a 5-video series explaining HIC registration, advertising, estimating, contracting and payment terms, arbitration and enforcement.

Educational Videos - Home Improvement Contractors

Summary of MA RRP (Renovation, Repair and Painting) Regulations – Information for Contractors


NARI Radio

Launched in November 2008, NARI Radio is a national podcast covering all aspects of the remodeling business from permitting and handling lead paint to marketing tips like how to stand out at a trade show.

Each 10-12 minute segment, hosted by one of three seasoned industry experts is designed to be easy, quick listens packed with useful information relating to the topic.Episodes can be heard online or downloaded in MP3 format, and are available at no charge.

Click here to go to NARI Radio.