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CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB and GMR Instructor Application

Courses for NAHB's professional Builder/Remodeler designations – Certified Graduate Builder (CGB), Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR), Graduate Master Builder (GMB) and Graduate Master Remodeler (GMR) – and the Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation for suppliers and other industry professionals are taught by the best source possible: builders and remodelers with years of field experience.

To become an NAHB-approved instructor for these courses, you must complete this instructor application and meet all requirements.


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Contact Information

* First Name:
* Last Name:
* Title:
* Company Name:
* Address:
* City:
* State:
* ZIP:
Alternate Address:
* Phone Number:
Mobile Number:
Fax Number:
* Email Address:
Website:

Builder/Remodeler Instructor Requirements

To become an approved instructor for Builder/Remodeler courses (CGA, CGB, CGR, GMB and GMR), you must meet several requirements.

* Please indicate which course(s) you are applying to teach.
Basics of Building
Building Technology: Structures and Exterior Finishes
Building Technology: Systems and Interior Finishes
Business Accounting and Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability
Business Management for Building Professionals
Construction Contracts and Law
Customer Service
Design/Build
Diversification: Capitalizing on New Business Opportunities
Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations
Financial Management
Land Acquisition & Development Finance
Land Development, Site Planning and Zoning
Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals
Project Management
Profitable Business through Quality Practices
Risk Management and Insurance for Building Professionals
* I have completed the current version of the course(s) which I am applying to be approved to teach.
Yes
No
I received an exemption from taking the course(s) that I am applying for approval to teach.
* I actively hold the designation(s) for the course(s) that I wish to teach.
Yes
No
* Please select the designation(s) that you currently hold.
CGA
CAPS
CGB
CGP
CGR
CMP
CSP
GMB
GMR
Master CGP
Master CSP
MIRM
Other
* I have completed NAHB Education's Train the Trainer course.
Yes
No
I received an exemption.

OR

* I have taught one NAHB Education course in the past three years, with a 4.5 or better on a 5-point participant evaluation scale.
Yes
No
Not applicable
Please indicate the name, location and date(s) of the course(s) that you have taught in the past three years.

Experience

Please provide a Subject Matter Expertise Statement for each course that you are requesting approval to instruct. It should be 250 words or less, and should describe how your experience relates to the subject matter of the course, offering specific examples both as to quantity and scope of involvement, size of projects and other pertinent information you think will assist the Instructor Review Committee in making a determination.

* Subject Matter Expertise:
* Professional Bio/Resume:

Please upload a copy of your bio or resume highlighting your background and industry experience. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)

References

Provide three references with full contact information supporting your expertise in the subject matter area. All references must come from industry professionals (non-HBA/NAHB staff) outside your company. Please include the nature of the relationship. References must attest to your knowledge specific to the course's subject matter.

* Reference #1 Name:
* Company:
* Title:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone Number:
* Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)
* Reference #2 Name:
* Company:
* Title:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone Number:
* Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)
* Reference #3 Name:
* Company:
* Title:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone Number:
* Email Address:
Letter of Recommendation:

Upload a letter of recommendation from this reference. (PDF preferred, but a Word document also is acceptable)

Maintenance Requirements

To maintain your approved instructor status to teach Builder/Remodeler courses, you must do the following:

  1. Maintain any active NAHB designation(s) relevant to the course(s) you are approved to teach.
  2. Sign and return the NAHB Instructor Guidelines annually.
  3. Teach one class every three years. If you fail to teach the minimum number of classes to maintain your approved status, you may apply for an extension of your approved status.
  4. Maintain a 4.5 or greater participant evaluation rating on a 5-point scale. Evaluation scores are reviewed quarterly based on a rolling average over a three-year period for both individual courses and overall instructor rating. If you fail to meet the required evaluation scores, you will be referred to the respective oversight committee for review and may be subject to disciplinary actions, up to and including removal of your approved status. These actions may be taken on an individual course basis or as an overall action based upon the committee's recommendation after the committee has completed its review.
* If I am approved as an instructor, I pledge to meet all requirements to maintain my approved instructor status.
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No
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