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NAHB Instructor Application

Courses for NAHB’s professional designations are taught by the best source possible: industry professionals with years of field experience.

To become an NAHB approved instructor, you must complete the instructor application and meet all of the requirements. This application and supporting documentation will be sent to the Instructor Review Committee (IRC) for evaluation. The IRC makes the final determination on the approval of all applications.

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* Name:
* Company:
* Phone:
* Address 1:
Address 2:
* City:
* State:
* Zip:
* Email:

Please indicate which course(s) you are applying to teach. Remember you must have taken the course before you can apply to teach it.

CAPS (select ALL that apply):
Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)
Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)
Universal Design/Build
Builder/Remodeler - CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, GMB, GMR (select ALL that apply):
Basics of Building
Business Accounting and Job Costing: A Road Map to Profitability
Construction Contracts and Law
Customer Service
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
Profitable Business through Quality Practices
Risk Management and Insurance for Building Professionals
Green - CGP, Master CGP (select ALL that apply):
High Performance Building for Building Professionals
Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management
Advanced Green Building: Building Science (I agree to purchase the necessary tools for the “Tools of the Trade” demonstration that is part of the course: Pin-Type Moisture Meter, Hygrometer and Infrared Thermometer)
Sales & Marketing - CSP, Master CSP, CMP, MIRM (select ALL that apply):
Certified New Home Sales Professional
Principles of Residential Marketing: Research and Analysis
Principles of Residential Marketing: Strategy and Implementation
* I acknowledge that I have taken the current version of the course(s) I am applying to teach:
* Please indicate which designation(s) you currently hold (select ALL that apply):
Master CGP
Master CSP
* Have you completed NAHB’s Train the Trainer Course?
* Applying for multiple courses? If you are considered a new instructor, please indicate why you should be approved for more than three courses at one time with no NAHB teaching experience. If this does not apply to you, please enter N/A.


Provide your Subject Matter Expertise statement(s) for each course you are requesting approval to instruct in ONE file. Each statement should be 250 words or less and describe how your experience relates to the subject matter of the course. You must include specific examples of quantity and scope of involvement, size of projects and other pertinent information that you feel would assist the Instructor Review Committee in making a determination about your eligibility to teach this course.

* SME Statement:
* If applying for a Universal Design/Build course, do you have at least five years of universal design experience?
* If applying for a Green course, do you have at least three years of residential green building experience? (This experience must come from direct involvement in either the building, designing, planning or consulting of green projects):
* If applying for the Advanced Green Building: Building Science course, please indicate if you have taken and successfully completed a building science course from one of the following organizations (select ALL that apply):
Building Performance Institute
Building Science Corporation
Energy & Environmental Building Alliance

Professional Bio/Resume

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

* Professional Bio/Resume:


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 of your company or family. Some examples for references are past students, other instructors, past co-workers, etc.

* Reference #1 Name:
* Company:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone:
* Email:
* Letter of Recommendation:
* Reference #2 Name:
* Company:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone:
* Email:
* Letter of Recommendation:
* Reference #3 Name:
* Company:
* Relationship to Applicant:
* Phone:
* Email:
* Letter of Recommendation:

Maintenance Requirements

To maintain your approved instructor status, you must do the following:

  1. Maintain an active NAHB designation(s) relevant to the course(s) you are approved to teach.
  2. Electronically review and sign the NAHB Instructor Guidelines annually.
  3. Teach at least one class every three years or apply for an extension.
  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 your evaluation score is below 4.5 you will be referred to the Instructor Review Committee 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 LISTED ABOVE to maintain my approved instructor status.

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