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EDu caT IO N l king to Define Yourself as a Remodeler think about becoming a Certified Graduate remodeler! Remodelers with at least five years of experience in the industry can apply for the Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR) educational designation. Courses in the CGR curriculum are designed to emphasize business and project management skills as the key to a successful remodeling operation. More and more remodelers are discovering the advantages of CGR and the marketing advantages it brings as clients recognize the "CGR initials" as the mark of professionalism in their remodeling contractor. The CGR curriculum helps you run your business more efficiently by teaching job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law. Other topics covered include design, estimating and scheduling - but depend on the results of the Professional Remodeler Experience Profile, which CGR candidates complete before assembling a curriculum. Curriculum and other requirements * A minimum of five years of experience in the remodeling business * Completion of the Professional Remodeler Experience Profile (PREP)* 22 FAll 2016 | AtlAntA Building news * Completion of the courses required by the results of the PREP* * Complete and submit the online CGR graduation application or print version * Adhere to and submit a signed copy of the CGR Code of Ethics pledge required business documentation * Submit proof of liability and workers' compensation insurance for yourself, or be an employee of a company that holds both (where required by local jurisdiction) * A valid business license (if state‑required) * A letter of sponsorship from your employer Five core areas 1. 2. 3. 4. Marketing & Sales Business Administration Design, Estimating & Job Cost Contracts, Liability & Risk Management 5. Project Management associated course fees * National online PREP fees: $95 (course fees determined by the HBA) * National course fees: $220 member; $330 non‑member * Graduation and renewal fees: $145 member; $218 non‑member ° Premium option: Kit available online/print (includes a customized CGR plaque, lapel pin, ribbon, "Choose Wisely" consumer brochures) * Standard option: $75 member; $110 non‑member ° Kit Available Online Only (Includes downloadable designation certificate) * Annual renewal fees: $55 member; $83 non‑member Continuing education requirement Complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years from building industry‑related educational activities. Designees are not required to send in proof of CE earned at time of renewal. If they are chosen for a random audit, NAHB will contact them directly and ask for the proof of CE at that time. For more information about CGR, visit the NAHB website. The CGR designation can be found in the LEARN section. Feel free to contact Valerie Siegel, Education Manager, for information as well ( or 678‑775‑1469). * Results of the PREP determine the amount of coursework (0‑2) in each of the five core areas the candidate must complete.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016

Letter From the President
Education and Events Calendar
Remodeling Trends Upward as Homeowners Stay in Place
Legal Corner
Homeaid Atlanta
55+ Housing Council
Sales and Marketing Council
PWB Atlanta Chapter
New Government Affairs Representative: Leroy Sutton
Index to Advertisers/

Atlanta Building News - Fall 2016