GVHBA is dedicated to increasing the professionalism of the residential construction industry and assisting consumers with their housing needs. To this end we offer educational opportunities for both the industry and consumers. For industry, GVHBA provides two categories of education, certification courses and industry workshops. For consumers, we offer a range of consumer seminars that address their different housing needs.
The Certified Residential Builder (CRB), and the Registered Housing Professional (RHP) designations are for home builders. The CRB and RHP designations are an industry-backed way for potential home buyers to distinguish one business from another. Training, experience, industry-involvement, commitment and an indication of financial security are all required components. The RHP designation is given to the individual; the CRB designation is given to the company.
The Certified Renovator (CR) and the Registered Renovation Professional (RRP) are designations for renovators. The CR and RRP designations are an industry-backed way for homeowners planning a renovation to distinguish one business from another. Training, experience, industry-involvement, commitment and an indication of financial security are all required components. The RRP designation is given to the individual; the CR designation is given to the company.
The Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist (CAPS) is a program developed by the Washington, D.C.-based National Association of Home Builders. CAPS was developed to provide comprehensive, practical, market-specific information and skills to help them better meet the renovation needs of the aging population.
The GVHBA Academy of Housing presents workshops year-round to address specific needs of members. From three-hour workshops on customer service to a full-day session on moisture and mould, these workshops encourage interactions between all members in the home building industry and provide valuable information that can be applied to members’ businesses.
Tech Forums are held prior to the monthly dinner meetings and are open to all GVHBA members. These 45- to 90-minute sessions are free to attend and are presented by GVHBA members. These sessions are intended to bring quality information on technical issues to the members. Members interested in presenting a Tech Forum and click on the Tech Forums title for more information.
GVHBA presents consumer seminars to help educate the public on different housing issues. GVHBA offer both free and paid sessions for those who are buying a new home, building a new home, or renovating an existing home.
There are plenty of opportunities for well-rewarding, long-term careers in the construction industry. If you are searching for this kind of information we have provided some links on this Web site to a number of resources. These include schools, industry associations, government agencies, and job boards.
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