National Designations & Certifications

Education is at the very core of the National Association of Home Builders’ mission. Building industry professionals recognize the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) as a premier repository of housing knowledge and regularly turn to the association for their continuing education needs.

Through NAHB, HBA of Metro Portland members and non-members receive the information and preparation that allow them to gain the competitive edge needed in our thriving industry. In order to provide easier access, more efficient management, enhanced program quality, and comprehensive information about educational opportunities, NAHB Education was formed to consolidate educational offerings into one location. We invite you to invest in your professional growth and the success of your business by earning a designation, attending an event, or simply taking a course or two.

Designations include: Certified Green Professional, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, Certified Graduate Builder, Certified New Home Marketing Professional, and many more!

Go to the National Association of Home Builders website for a complete list of offered designations and program descriptions.  You can also call the HBA office and ask for one of our education coordinators, who can let you know what classes we might be planning to hold in our area and what other opportunities you have to get the designations you would like.

Continuing Education


My membership has introduced me to the leaders of one of our most influential industries in the State of Oregon. I have a chance to network professionally and socially with people who often become clients or partners. I owe a part of my business success to this group.