HBAM Educational Program Contacts
Contact the following HBAM staff at 410-265-7400 for details on HBAM educational programs:

Green Building Council(GBC)
Land and Development Council(LDC)
Michael Harrison, ext. 109


HBAM Remodeler's Council(RC)
Felicia Fleming ext. 115

Sales and Marketing Council(SMC)
Carey Swift ext. 118

Education & Conferences
Remodelers Education
Sales & Marketing Education
Green Building Education

Educational Offerings
HBAM offers it members continuing education programs on a variety of topics relevant to the housing industry. It pursues a progressive role in furthering education and upgrading the skills of HBAM’s members in order to fully contribute to industry professionalism.

We offer a wide variety of seminars and courses specially tailored to suit your business needs, such as:

  • Land Development Council Institute
  • Certified Graduate Remodelor Courses(CGR)
  • Certified Graduate Remodelor PREP Test
  • Certified Aging in Place Specialist(CAPS)
  • Graduate Builders Institute Courses
  • Continuing Education for Real Estate Licensees
  • Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM)
  • Certifed New Home Sales Professional (CSP) Course

  • Seminars on timely issues of concern to the building industry include: Safety, Financing, Sales and Marketing, Fair Housing Laws and Legal and Environmental Issues. Additionally, comprehensive annual conferences in the areas of industry forecast, housing, growth management and the environment are being convened.

    Click on the highlighted lines to view registration forms or the page where they are listed.

    National Designation Program Offerings
    Home Builders Association of Maryland has joined forces with the University of Housing of NAHB to bring you top-notch Nationally recognized Designation Programs. HBAM offers courses throughout the year to help you earn these invaluable designations.

    Certified-Aging-In-Place Specialist(CAPS)
    In a three Class program, CAPS teaches the strategies and techniques for marketing, designing and building aesthetically enriching, barrier-free living environments. CAPS addresses the communication and technical needs of the market by providing insights into marketing and working with the demographic group.

    Required Courses(3)
    Working With & Marketing to Active Adults
    Home Modifications
    Intro to Business Management*
    holders of thefollowing designations are exempt from this course *CGR, CGB, CGA, CR, CKD, CBD, ASID, AIA - Other exemptions determined on a case-by-case basis.
    Designation Requirements
    Upon completion of all courses, you must submit a graduation application with a fee of $145 to NAHB. Upon application approval, you may use the CAPS designation.
    Continuing Education Requirements
    Designation holders are required to earn a total of twelve hours of continuing education every three years. Recertification candidates are required to earn six hours through academic coursework and an additional six hours through industry education and activities, for a total of twelve hours. A total of six hours is required to be earned by completing a NAHB University of Housing course that is at least six hours in length. Recertification candidates are required to earn the remaining six hours from the options outlined below. Candidates may earn their hours in any combination within the maximum hour limits for each section. A maximum of six hours can be earned through attending or presenting educational programs at national meetings or regional trade shows. Examples include, but are not limited to: Local HBA educational programs,NAHB International Builders Show, Other national industry conventions.

    Community Service
    A maximum of two hours can be earned by participating in community service projects. Community service projects can include any work done for the public good without compensation. These hours may also be applied to Section 2 depending upon the activity.

    Certified Graduate Remodeler
    Certified Graduate Remodelor(CGR) is an exclusive professional designation designed to emphasize business management skills as the key to a professional remodeling operation. The CGR designation requires that graduates meet prescribed standards of business practice, possess a minimum of five years remodeling industry experience, have a proven track record of successful project management, complete a comprehensive education curriculum, and pledge to uphold the program's code of ethics.

    The CGR Program
    The first step to earning the CGR designation is to take the PREP (Professional Remodelors Experience Profile). This three-hour, 130-question, multiple-choice assessment measures your knowledge and experience in the five core areas of remodeling business management.

    The five core areas are:
    Marketing & Sales
    Business Administration
    Design Estimating & Job Cost
    Contracts, Liability & Risk Management
    Project Management

    Your PREP results determine which courses are required in order to become a CGR. You will receive official notice of your results and course requirements by mail.

    Other Requirements
    Upon completion of the required courses as determined by your PREP, you must complete and submit a Graduation Application and submit a Graduation Fees of $145.00.

    Continuing Education Requirements
    Complete a minimum of twelve hours of continuing education every three years. Six hours must be earned by completing an NAHB University of Housing course that is at least six hours in length. The remaining six hours may be earned by completing an additional NAHB University of Housing course, taking state or local seminars, NAHB national seminars or college courses related to the building industry. The continuing education requirement may be completed by either attending or teaching the required education.

    Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)
    The Certified Graduate is a professional designation that covers a variety of home building industry subjects. The CGA designation program provides the opportunity to learn the homebuilding business from the best resource possible?builders and remodelers. The CGA designation is earned by completing three required and three elective courses. The courses are the same that builders and remodelers take for their designation programs.

    CGA Required Courses (6)
    Introduction to Business Management
    Customer Service
    Sales & Marketing or Sales & Marketing for Remodelers

    Electives (three) of the list below
    Building Codes & Standards
    Building Technology: Systems and Interior Finishes
    Building Technology: Structures and Exterior Finishes
    Business Accounting & Job Cost
    Construction Contracts and Law
    Construction Industry & the ADA
    Energy Efficient Construction
    Finance Banking
    Indoor Air Quality
    Insurance Reconstruction
    Land Development, Site Planning and Zoning
    Off-Site Project Management
    On-Site Project Management

    Designation Requirements
    Upon completion of all courses, you must submit an application with a fee of $ $50.00 to NAHB.

    Continuing Education Requirements
    Complete 12 hours of continuing education every three years. At least six hours must come from an NAHB University of Housing course