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Professional Designations


Master Certified Green Professional - Advanced Study of Green Building Science & Methods

Earn Your Master Certified Green Professional Designation. This certification is exclusively for experienced building industry professionals. The Master Certified Green Professional (Master CGP) designation builds on the concepts taught in the Certified Green Professional (CGP) program, providing a more in-depth and much more advanced study of green building science and methods. It covers topics such ... Read More

WEBINAR TODAY - Branding Yourself with Your Designation

Looking for ways to better promote your NAHB designation? Register for the upcoming webinar from NAHB Education, Branding Yourself and Your Business Using Your NAHB Designation. The webinar will take place Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 2-3 p.m. ET (1-2 p.m. Springfield, MO time). Experienced designees – including builders, remodelers and associates – will share innovative ... Read More

$31,000 in Scholarships to HBA Members

“As the industry emerges from recession, many HBA members are eager to compete for new business by earning, maintaining and marketing professional designations,” HBA Charitable Foundation (HBACF) President Mike DeLong said. “Unfortunately, the economic impact of the last several years has left many who have survived without available financial resources to pursue or maintain these ... Read More

Two Scholarship-Eligible Designation Courses Offered Locally in September

The Home Builders Association of Greater Springfield  represents the highest professional standard in the residential construction and remodeling industries. Through the HBA and and HBA Professional Designations Presenting Sponsor Herrman Lumber, industry professionals can earn a variety of National Association of Home Builders Professional Designations. Thanks to generous scholarship support from the HBA Charitable Foundation, ... Read More

HBA Housing & Construction Conference May 23 - Last Chance to RSVP!

The HBA of Greater Springfield will host its third annual Ozarks Regional Housing and Construction Conference on Wednesday, May 23 at the Hilton Garden Inn in south Springfield. The 2012 conference builds on the success of the 2011 event, while offering a number of substantial improvements for participants in 2012. Highlights of the 2012 Conference include ... Read More

Free NAHB Webinar Will Address Appraisal Issues on May 16

If you're one of the many HBA members who've encountered serious challenges in obtaining accurate appraisals on new construction, you might want to check out our upcoming Builders' Guide to Appraisals webinar, which happens on May 16. The discussion will focus on recent changes in appraisal standards and practices, ways to improve communication with lenders and appraisers, tips on ... Read More

"Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar"

Connell Insurance Presents "Spring Work Comp, I9, and E-Verify Seminar" Friday, April 27, 2012 8:30am - 12:30pm (Arrive at 7:45am for continental breakfast and registration) Featuring: Randall Gammill, Connell Insurance Partner and Certified Work Comp Advisor, with "Work Comp and Employment Law Updates" Laura Foster, Special Agent with teh Department of Homeland Security/Homeland Security Investigations, and Dave ... Read More

Master Certified Green Professional Courses Offered in STL in March

The Green Building Council of the Home Builders Association of Greater St. Louis and Eastern Missouri has scheduled courses for those who wish to obtain their Master Certified Green Professional designation through the National Association of Home Builders University of Housing. The Master CGP designation is the advanced track for professionals who already hold the ... Read More

Protect Your Home Investment: Designations Make A Difference!

Quality workmanship, knowledge and experience matter, especially when you will be investing a significant amount of money with a home builder or remodeler as you build a new home or update your current one to fit your lifestyle. Choosing a building professional with a designation can help ensure you are hiring a builder or remodeler who ... Read More

Is it Time to Support Local Licensing?

Getting builder member input regarding that question will be the focus of an upcoming HBA Builder/Remodeler Breakfast on Friday, December 2 at 7:30 am at The Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell in Springfield. As the HBA Government Affairs committee has worked to strengthen consistent enforcement of Missouri's existing workers’ compensation coverage law related to construction, ... Read More

International Builders Show Shaping up to be Great Event

Pre-registration for the show is up nearly 25% from where it was this time last year and exhibitors are coming back strong. Excitement is building (pun intended) as preparations continue for the largest and most important annual light construction exposition in the world this coming February 8-11 in Orlando, Fla. With pre-registration running nearly 25% ahead of the same time ... Read More

International Builders Show 2012: Register in September for FREE!

IBS Time is now! Registration is now open for the building industry’s biggest event. Make plans today to join your colleagues for four days of non-stop business and networking February 8-11 in Orlando. With more than 50,000 attendees, 1,000 suppliers and nearly 200 education sessions, you’ll get a year’s worth of value in just 96 hours. Register in ... Read More