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Become a NARI Certified Professional

Become one of NARI Milwaukee's Best and Brightest, become a NARI Certified Professional! NARI Milwaukee offers local study groups at specific times each year. Please email Gayle Trudeau if you are interested in joining a study group or are interested in certification.

If you are ready to apply, please select an application below and return to NARI Milwaukee attention Gayle Trudeau, fax 414-771-4071 or 11815 W Dearbourn Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53226







NARI Certification is the recognition of a remodeling professional who has undergone extensive screening by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), demonstrated commitment to professional conduct, participated in intensive studies on a broad range of critical industry issues and successfully completed a comprehensive written exam. Individuals who are NARI Certified have met the following requirements:

  • A minimum of five years continuous full-time employment in the remodeling industry.
  • Acceptable review by the NARI Certification Board based on the individual’s hands-on experience, industry training, continuing education, technical skills, business management practices, and association and community service.
  • Adherence to NARI’s Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform the remodeling functions directly related to a particular certification designation.
  • Satisfactory completion of a written examination covering the fundamentals of remodeling.
  • Compliance with annual continuing education requirements.

All NARI Certifications require high standards of performance, professionalism and high ethical standards.  Working with a NARI Certified Professional is a guarantee of excellence.  Only experienced and dedicated industry professionals are able to earn the distinction of calling themselves a NARI Certified Professional.  NARI Milwaukee is proud to say that the best and brightest individuals in the remodeling industry of Southeastern Wisconsin are members of this chapter.

NARI Milwaukee member David Pekel, MCR, UDCP, CAPS, discusses how his business has remained successful this year, the challenges of restoring historic homes and how he uses his NARI membership to market Pekel Construction.

MCR (Master Certified Remodeler)
The MCR designation recognizes a professional remodeler who has demonstrated commitment to the remodeling industry through support of their local NARI Chapter, NARI National, and/or their local community. The MCR identifies Certified Remodelers who have withstood the test of time, continue to be successful within the industry and have agreed to uphold the NARI Code of Ethics.

GCP (Green Certified Professional)
The GCP designation denotes professionals who distinguish themselves through work that promotes the highest standards in green design and remodeling.

CR (Certified Remodeler)
The CR designation denotes a professional remodeler who provides a full range of residential and/or commercial remodeling services. These individuals must possess skill and knowledge in a broad range of business management and technical skill areas.

Certified Remodeler Associates (CRAs)
CRAs actively support the remodeling industry in professions such as architects, designers, manufacturers, suppliers, and consultants.

CRS (Certified Remodeler Specialist)
The CRS designation denotes professional remodelers who focus on a specific type of work and serve the needs of homeowners interested in their area of technical expertise such as concrete or masonry, electrical, insulation, mechanical systems, plumbing, roofing or siding work.

CKBR (Certified Kitchen & Bath Remodeler)
The CKBR designation denotes professionals who own, or have been employed by, a company that is actively involved in the remodeling of kitchens and bathrooms. To become a CKBR, the individual must have a minimum of five years of continuous service in the remodeling industry and conduct a minimum of four kitchen or bathroom remodels per year.

UDCP (Universal Design Certified Professional)
The UDCP designation denotes professionals who distinguish themselves through work that promotes the highest standards in universal design and remodeling.

CRPMs (Certified Remodeling Project Managers)
CRPMs are the field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project or projects.

CLC (Certified Lead Carpenter)
The CLC designation denotes professionals who are hands-on field personnel and oversee every aspect of a project. This includes personnel management, job safety, and administration during production of the project to ensure customer satisfaction. Certified Lead Carpenters are given a different written exam specific to their role as the hands-on remodeling expert.