The HBRA of Fairfield County is committed to bringing our members the latest information on education in the home building field. We offer seminars through registered HBRA members as well as courses through NAHB University of Housing.
HBRA of Fairfield County offers training and seminars on a variety of topics relevant to the building industry. For a complete update list of training sessions Click Here to access the calendar.
Recent and Past Seminars offered by HBRA of Fairfield County:
- OSHA 10
- Building Codes – 2016
- Your Next Home Will be Built Out of Styrofoam! How to Attain Healthy, Sustainable Homes and Change the Home Building Experience Forever
- Online Marketing: Strategies and Tools for an Effective Online Presence
- Contracts, Mediation, Arbitration & Dispute Resolution
- How to Grow your Business: Building Solid Relationships
- Business Succession Planning
- The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of IECC Codes
- Independent Contractor vs. Employee
Be sure to check our Upcoming Events Calendar for additional course offerings and updates.
Below is a list of commonly preferred NAHB courses and their designations.
Certified Graduate Builder (CGB)
Experienced builders can be even better with the Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) educational designation. You’ll sharpen your business management skills and better understand today’s home building industry. CGB courses focus on effective management in the office and on the job site, examine all stages of new home construction and cover topics such as scheduling, estimating, job cost procedures, accounting principles and basic contract law.
Graduate Master Builder (GMB)
The ultimate symbol of the building professional, the Graduate Master Builder (GMB) designation is for experienced veterans only. Before beginning the GMB designation process, you must have the CGB designation or the CGR designation with five years of building experience, or 10 years of building experience and successful completion of three CGB/CGR courses.
Certified Graduate Associate (CGA)
NAHB Associate members are those professionals who work in the home building and remodeling industry but in supporting roles: the bankers, lumber dealers, engineers, real estate agents and others who make the materials and provide the services that make home building possible. Associate members who wish to set themselves apart from their peers often go for their Certified Graduate Associate (CGA) designation. The CGA curriculum helps these professionals gain a better understanding of the industry they serve from the best source possible: builders and remodelers with years of field experience. The CGA designation affirms your level of industry knowledge and your commitment to your professionalism in the building industry.
For more information about the above courses, please contact NAHB Professional Designation Help Line at
800-368-5242 x8154 or Click Here to learn more.