Created in 1998 for builders, by builders, the Certified Professional Home Builders (CPHB) program is dedicated to connecting the homebuying public with certified builders committed to the highest levels of professionalism, service and customer satisfaction. The CPHB program is a residential certification program that offers a genuine distinction from other residential builders in the market, with requirements that exceed those of standard licensing law.

Valerie Braverman | Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association

GAHBA Staff Liaison:
Valerie Braverman | 678-775-1469 | vbraverman@atlantahomebuilders.com

REQUIREMENTS

CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL HOME BUILDER REQUIREMENTS

CPHB members must:

– Complete a minimum of eight hours of education per year
– Provide references from one financial institution, five homeowners, three trade contractors, three suppliers and two CPHB members
– Have at least three years of experience in residential construction
– Have entered into or closed residential transactions of at least $750,000 OR pulled at least five construction/remodeling permits in the last 12 months
– Have at least $500,000 in general liability insurance and builder’s risk insurance
– Agree to comply with the National Association of Home Builders Code of Ethics
– Maintain membership in local home builders association for access to current industry knowledge and skills
– Use an approved warranty and warranty procedures
– Offer binding arbitration to homeowners for dispute resolution
– Renew HBA and CPHB membership annually

While the CPHB program recognizes the professionalism of a builder, the Greater Atlanta HBA does not make any warranty or representation, express or implied, to home buyers or others and has not inspected the construction of any home and therefore does not and cannot address the specific quality of a new home.

FIND A CPHB MEMBER

JOIN OR RENEW

Want to apply to become a Certified Professional Home Builder?
Certified Professional Home Builders must continually adhere to specific requirements. Please read all information and documents closely.

  1. Print and thoroughly review the following documents.
    CPHB Policies and Procedures
    CPHB Education Rule
  2. Complete the application and provide all requested information.
    Download CPHB Application Cover Sheet.
    Download CPHB Application. 
    CPHB Credit Hours Calculation Form
  3. Submit completed application packet to:
    Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association
    cphb@atlantahomebuilders.com

 

If you have any questions, please email cphb@atlantahomebuilders.com or call 678-775-1469.

 

Need to renew your CPHB designation?


CPHB renewal packets are sent prior to your certification anniversary date. At renewal, you will be required to continuously meet the initial program criteria, but will not have to re-submit references. The Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association will require you to update your current file. You will also need to meet the education requirement and provide any materials related to new CPHB policies and procedures.

 

All CPHB renewals are due on the first of the month. Failure to renew will result in immediate termination from the CPHB program on the first of the month. All CPHBs who extend beyond their renewal date for any reason will be assessed a $25 fee for each month they remain in the renewal process after their anniversary date. Please review your official CPHB certificate for your company’s anniversary date.

 

If you have questions about the renewal process, please contact Valerie Braverman at 678-775-1469.

PROMOTE YOUR CPHB STATUS

There are many different ways to promote your designation as a Certified Professional Home Builder of Georgia. Please make sure to review and adhere to the CPHB Advertising Rules.

 

CPHB Press Release
Use the provided press release template to get the word out to area publications, trade publications and professional organization. Send a similar release to your vendors, bankers, suppliers, trade contractors, co-op agents or even homeowners. This is a great time to ask for referrals.
Download press release template here.

 

CPHB Logo and Promotional Items
Use the CPHB logo on all of your marketing collateral and materials like brochures, business cards, yard signs, etc. Add the logo to stickers on company vehicles or employee name badges. You may request the logo by contacting cphb@atlantahomebuilders.com or calling 678-775-1469. The HBA Bookstore also has promotional items such as CPHB yard signs and shirts available for purchase only by current CPHBs.

 

First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS)
CPHB and FMLS have negotiated an agreement to allow CPHB to be a searchable criteria on the FMLS data listing. This comes from requests by the real estate community and allows agents to search for new homes by the CPHB designation. Visit fmls.com for more information.

 

Spread the Word
Meet with your onsite sales agents to explain the program and how it benefits the home buyer so they can utilize it in sales presentations. There are plenty of sound reasons for a home buyer to choose a CPHB!

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