10. NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)
NARI is an organization of remodeling professionals who are committed to integrity, high standards, professional education, ethics and market recognition. NARI has 47 chapters throughout the United States. It takes a stand for the industry by meeting with legislators in Washington, D.C., to discuss issues of importance to the remodeling industry, such as workforce development and regulations. NARI’s interior design certifications include CR (Certified Remodeler), CRS (Certified Remodeler Specialist), CRA (Certified Remodeler Associate), MCR (Master Certified Remodeler), CKBR (Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler), CLC (Certified Lead Carpenter), CRPM (Certified Remodeling Project Manager) and UDCP (Universal Design Certified Professional). NARI also has a library of more than 60 webinars that can be viewed at your leisure. The group describes its core purpose as being to advance and promote the remodeling industry’s professionalism, products and public purpose.
11. NKBA (National Kitchen and Bath Association)
NKBA offer a wide range of interior design certifications, including Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD), Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Bath Designer (CBD), Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD) and Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD). If you are already NKBA-certified, use the NKBA CEU reporting form to submit your CEUs and maintain your certification. NKBA was developed to establish an immediate and deeper level of trust between kitchen and bath professionals and their clients.
No matter where you are in your interior design career, a certification can give you an edge. Depending on what your interior design speciality or interests are, taking the time to learn more about what certifications are available to you can benefit your business. Now that you have learned more about certifications, you should also take a look at the Houzz Pro Guide to Interior Design Communities. Joining an interior design community can be a valuable next step to take on your interior design journey.