Continuing Education

“Build Your Mind, Build Your Business”

Never stop learning! Continuing education will help enhance your career, boost your professional image, increase your level of expertise, and put yourself at the cutting-edge of your field. Continuing education is the key to a more satisfying, more profitable career.

The Greater Houston Builders Association’s nationally recognized Education Department endeavors to deliver the highest quality of education, training and professional development to the residential construction industry.

 

UPCOMING COURSES

Courses to Fit Every Member!

The GHBA Education Department offers a variety of training courses.

NAHB University of Housing courses are specialized training classes for those working towards a professional designation (like the GMB, CGB, CAPS, etc).

General education courses are open to everyone and cover topics such as legislative updates, safety and OSHA concerns and much more. The GHBA also offers several popular series including: The ABCs of Home Building, The Nuts & Bolts of Remodeling, The Sticks & Bricks of Sales and Marketing, and the newest series, The Building Blocks of Business. (General courses do not count towards designations.)

NAHB Designations

An NAHB designation is a symbol of your knowledge and ability.

It tells your customers that you are proficient with the latest skills and techniques and that your business practices are sound. But more than that, it tells them you’re committed to excellence.

When the competition is fierce, expertise sets the leaders apart.

Education Tracks to Choose From:
CAPS: Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist
CGA: Certified Graduate Associate
CGP: Certified Green Professional
CGB: Certified Graduate Builder
CGR: Certified Graduate Remodeler
GMB: Graduate Master Builder
GMR: Graduate Master Remodeler
CMP: Certified Marketing Professional
MCGP: Master Certified Green Professional
MCSP: Master Certified New Home Sales Professional
GMB + CGP: Graduate Master Builder + Certified Green Professional
CSP: Certified Sales Professional

 

Designation Holders Earn More!

Information from the most recent NAHB Builder Member Census reveals that members who have earned NAHB professional designations make more money than their counterparts in the business who haven’t earned designations.

How much more?

A lot more!

According to the survey, members holding the following designations earned significantly more, on average, than those without an NAHB designation.

Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
$1,610,529
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
$990,189
Certified Green Professionalâ„¢ (CGP)
$824,124
Certified Graduate Remodeler (CGR)
$506,414
Certified Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS)
$110,838 more

Watch Peer Testimonials

Want to know first-hand the value of holding an NAHB designation? Here’s what your peers at the GHBA are saying about what they gained from their designations and participation in the “master program” of the homebuilding industry!

Differentiate yourself with a professional designation.

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Here’s what our members say:

GHBA is the “go to” for Residential Construction information in the Greater Houston area. The Education Focus is a tremendous asset to the community of builders and remodelers. The generosity of homebuilders and remodelers is legendary through the Benefit Homes Project and HomeAid Houston. No other Builders Association in the Nation can compete with this organization, it’s leadership and staff.

Max Hoyt ACES Builders Warranty, Inc.

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2016

EDUCATION PARTNERS



Committee Meetings:

The GHBA Education Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at the GHBA offices at 9 a.m. To get involved with the GHBA Education Department, contact Peggy!

Staff Contact:

Peggy Means
Peggy Means
Director of Education & Career Services