Advance your career with professional certifications and designations! Earn a credential through the GAHBA to demonstrate your knowledge of the industry and to position yourself and your company as a candidate for rapid growth. The Certified Professional Home Builder (CPHB) certification carries the highest degree of respect and recognition among local builders. The Earthcraft House Builder certification is a locally-based green building certification. NAHB offers many designations such as the Certified Graduate Remodelers, Certified Sales Professional designation and Certified Aging in Place. For Superintendents and Project Managers, we offer the Residential Certified Superintendent program through HBI.
Certified Professional Home Builder: Long-standing builder certification program designed to connect the homebuying public with Certified Professional Home Builders dedicated to the highest levels of professionalism, service and homeowner satisfaction. Learn more.
EarthCraft: Established by the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association and Southface Energy Institute, EarthCraft is a green building education and certification program serving builders and remodelers in Atlanta and the Southeast. Learn more.
Certified Lead Renovator: Take your business to the next level with resources from the Greater Atlanta HBA Industry Bookstore. The Industry Bookstore is stocked with industry information and resources including contracts, code books, licensing books, trade contractor agreement and scopes of work, marketing strategies, performance standards, warranty guidelines and more.
Level 1A Blue Card: In the NPDES Level 1A certification course, attendees will learn to implement an effective Erosion and Sedimentation Control Program. Attendees will also learn NPDES documentation requirements, how to properly inspect BMP’s and will obtain an introduction to the Georgia Erosion and Sedimentation Act (GESA). A written exam is administered upon conclusion of the course. All applicants taking this course are required to submit lawful presence documentation to the Georgia Soil & Water Conservation Commission (GSWCC).
Residential Construction Superintendent: This is a sought-after training program designed for current and aspiring jobsite superintendents in the residential building sector. Developed by industry subject matter experts, the RCS Designation teaches the rigors of this important construction management role. Click here for more information.
National Association of Home Builders Designations: The NAHB offers a wide range of professional designations created to further your career in the residential construction industry. The designations listed below are earned and monitored by the NAHB Education department. Contact the NAHB Education Department for more information about designations by calling 1-800-368-5242, x. 8154
Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS)
Certified Graduate Associate
Certified Graduate Builder
Certified Graduate Remodeler
Certified Green Professional
Certified New Home Marketing Professional (CMP)
Certified New Home Sales Professional
Graduate Master Builder
Graduate Master Remodeler
Housing Credit Certified Professional
Master Certified Green Professional (Master GSP)
Master Certified New Home Sales Professional (Master CSP)
Master in Residential Marketing (MIRM)