NAHB offers dozens of educational courses and seminars especially tailored for your needs as a building professional. These programs focus on practical training for newcomers and veterans alike, with lots of ideas and strategies you can use every day to improve your business and advance your career.
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Business Management Courses
Business Management for Building Professionals (Online Only)
This course provides a solid foundation for managing small- to medium- size building/remodeling and service companies. This course explains critical elements from planning to evaluating progress and presents practical tips and tools for managing a business successfully.
Construction Contracts and Law
This course provides a step-by-step explanation of how contracts sustain positive customer and supplier relations. In addition, it emphasizes how contracts provide for resolution of disputes and minimize the risk of litigation.
Business Accounting and Job Costing A Road Map to Profitability
The financial score card is a measurement of an owner’s or a company’s success. It is based on managing your finances effectively. This course provides you with the basics of financial planning, including budgeting, construction business accounting, job cost systems and financing options. All of these will enable you to track and analyze cost of goods, overhead and individual job costs. They will also enable you to communicate about them effectively.
This course for building professionals discusses financial tools you can apply immediately to achieve financial success.
Estimating and Scheduling for Profitable Business Operations
This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform two of the critical processes in project preparation: estimating costs and creating the schedule to complete the project.
Diversification: Capitalizing on New Business Opportunities
This course examines more than 25 different opportunities within the construction industry that are ideal for expansion. Explore the different approaches and options diversification allows including commercial building, remodeling, special use structures and institutional projects.
Risk Management and Insurance for Building Professionals
From overarching principles to practical solutions on obtaining the most competitive insurance quotes, this course gives you the tools you need to manage your risk.
Marketing and Sales Courses
Marketing and Sales for Building Professionals
How do you stand out from the crowd and make your brand relevant?
House Construction as a Selling Tool (Online Only)
Designed with sales in mind, this course provides an overview of the process of planning developments and individual homes. It also reviews types and methods of construction. Expanding your knowledge of the building process will enhance your future effectiveness in your sales career.
Understanding Today’s New Home Buyer
This course will explore the today’s home buyers. Who are they? How do they think? What affects their buying decision?
The New Home Sales Professional
Are you ready to sharpen your home sales skills and place yourself in the top percentile of new home sales professionals? This course will allow you to sharpen or reshape your sales skills and tactics.
It is designed to review the best practices of the New Home Sales Professional. The course offers tips and techniques to help you become the best new homes sales professional you can be. It offers details on the tasks that must be practiced on a regular basis. It also teaches the skills needed to close the sale. By completing the course, you should be confident performing the various tasks required of management and be on the top of your game in front of every buyer and make the sale.
Construction Management Courses
Basics of Building
Build your housing industry expertise by learning about the residential construction process from the ground up. Those in housing and construction-related fields, like vendors, suppliers, brokers, retailers, builder/remodeler company staff, REALTORs® and others will learn what it takes to build or remodel a home. With that knowledge, you will learn how to build more effective and profitable relationships with the builders and remodelers you work with.
This course offers concepts and strategies to get a home building project built on time and on budget. More importantly, these concepts and strategies will result in a happy customer.
Fall Prevention in Residential Construction
This four-hour training program focuses on helping employees and employers identify and avoid fall hazards on the jobsite.
High Performance Building Courses
Basics of High Performance Building
In this course, you will learn how to apply green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. Implementing cost-effective green building techniques into your construction practice requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to incorporate green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, building science basics and cost-effective solutions, the course provides tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®.
High-Performance Building: Building Science
This course will help participants develop a foundation in the principles of building science for high-performance homes. Implementing cost-effective green building techniques into your construction practice requires a whole-house approach to building science. In this course, you will learn how to incorporate green building practices in the construction of a new home, remodel, site development or multifamily project. With a focus on flexibility, building science basics and cost-effective solutions, the course provides tools for a successful green project and includes a review of the newly revised ICC 700-2020 National Green Building Standard®.
Advanced High Performance Building: Project Management
Boost production efficiency and customer satisfaction by learning how to integrate high performance practices and certifications (National Green Building Standard, LEED, etc.) into a streamlined project management process.
Advanced High-Performance Building: Best Practices for Climate Zones
This course explains building science principles and demonstrates how to cost-effectively apply them to home building practices and construction techniques to increase the efficiency, comfort and durability of a home in each climate zone.
Land Development Courses
Land Development: Getting Started, Business Management & Financing
Becoming a land developer is not for the meek. But successful land development can substantially increase revenue and profit for smaller builders.
Site Planning, Approvals & Construction
Take the next step to becoming a small volume land developer by exploring actual site planning and preliminary platting.
Certified Aging-In-Place Courses
Marketing and Communicating with the Aging in Place Client (CAPS I)
This course equips participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging-in-place (AIP) market.
Design Concepts for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS II)
This course helps participants understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as home owners who have a condition that requires home modifications or equipment.
Details and Solutions for Livable Homes and Aging in Place (CAPS III)
This course builds on the CAPS I & II courses (which are prerequisites) by introducing design solution techniques, innovative products and best practices for product installation for CAPS professionals to use when creating livable spaces in which to age in place.
Universal Design Essentials
Universal Design represents a shift in the focus of aging-in-place design from custom accessibility-related modifications to successful integration of Universal Design as part of far more single family residential construction projects.