Take It To The Next Level

If you have the drive and are willing to put in the hard work, a professional designation from the North Carolina Builder Institute (NCBI) will set you apart from the competition.

Clients searching for quality builders take notice when general contractors have an Accredited Builder or Accredited Master Builder designation on their license.

And for Associate members, earning a designation means deepening your understanding of the industry and building valuable relationships with builders from across North Carolina.

Check out the six NCBI designations offered below.

Accredited Builder

From the ground up, this certification program offers a comprehensive overview of key areas in the home building industry. All subject areas have been designed to appeal to a broad range of individuals with varying backgrounds and levels of formal education, and will cover all major areas necessary for success. Topics will be updated periodically so that current trends can be addressed.

Requirements: Students must complete 72 hours of course work in level 100 and/or 200 of the curriculum.

Accredited Master Builder

Master courses will take you beyond the basics and into advanced instruction by experts who have designed material exclusively for the experienced builder. Topics include negotiation, quality construction, diversification and much more.

Requirements: Student must first successfully complete the requirements for the AB designation. Once those requirements have been completed, students may begin taking the 40 hours of course work on the 300 level of the NCBI curriculum, which is required to achieve the Accredited Master Builder designation.

Accredited Remodeler

Students will gain a broad education in the key areas of home building, along with specific, intensive education related to the remodeling segment. The curriculum is designed for those who have worked in remodeling for years or those who are interested in entering the field.

Requirements: Student must complete 16 mandatory hours (specific courses) and 56 elective hours totaling 72 hours of course work in the 100 and/or 200 level of the NCBI curriculum. Note: the 16 mandatory hours required are: BM106 The Numbers Behind a Successful Remodeling Business, BM206 Remodeling: The Bad and The Good Strategies for Success, BM109 Case Study of a Remodeling Company and BM209 The Anatomy of a Remodeling Project.

Accredited Residential Superintendent

This designation is designed for the field superintendent or other site personnel looking to excel in their current position. With topics geared toward superintendents’ specific needs, this program will give them the tools needed to be successful in the home building industry.

Requirements: Student must complete 24 mandatory hours (specific courses) and 24 elective hours totaling 48 hours of course work on the 100 and/or 200 level of the NCBI curriculum. Note: the 24 mandatory hours required are: PM101 Managing Time, PM201 Completing Your Projects on Time, DS102 Blue Print Reading, PM103 Quality Control Techniques, PM203 Maximizing Your Profits and PM204 Fall Protection. The elective hours can be made up of any combination of the 100 and/ or 200 level courses.

Accredited Associate

This designation offers associate members valuable knowledge about the home building industry. Associates can take advantage of this great networking time to build relationships with potential clients while developing knowledge of new industry trends and techniques.

Requirements:  Students must complete 48 hours of course work in level 100 and/or 200 of the curriculum.

Accredited Master Associate

In response to overwhelming demand for further training on the master level, NCBI developed the courses not only relevant to the experienced builder but for the advanced associate as well.

Requirements: Student must first successfully complete the requirements for the AA designation. Once those requirements have been completed, students may begin taking the 40 hours of course work on the 300 level of the NCBI curriculum which is required to achieve the Accredited Master Associate designation.