Certified Remodeler (CR)

NARI Certified Remodelers (CRs) are professional remodelers who provide a full range of remodeling services. To become a CR, candidates must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

To qualify for the CR designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Be employed by or own a firm that derives at least 90% of its sales volume through remodeling work
  • Adhere to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Have a minimum of five years continuous experience in the remodeling industry
  • Completed 16 hours of continuing education
  • Successfully completed a comprehensive application that details their background and experience
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination addressing 20 knowledge areas related to general remodeling practices and business
  • Submit all required application materials and fees

pdfClick here to download CR, CRS, CRA Program Manual and Application.

Fees for certification:

$450*/member  After June 30 $600

$650*/non-member After June 30 $850

Annual renewal fee:



*If an applicant is found to not be qualified to sit for the exam, this feel will be refunded, minus a $200 processing charge.

Is an online study group more convenient for you to prepare for the test? Check out NARI’s online CR/CRA/CRS prep program.

Fees for the online prep program: