NAHB Education


In addition to the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo Conference Program, we also feature specific industry training from NAHB Remodelers, which allows you to receive the credits you need to earn or maintain industry designations. You can add these sessions onto your registration during the online registration process. You will receive a free Expo Pass with your purchase of the following three NAHB education courses.

Please Note: NAHB Education is separate from the Remodeling Show and DeckExpo Conference Education. NAHB education has separate hours, so make note of the sessions below that you sign up for because the dates and times are different.

Official Sponsor of the Remodeling Show, NAHB, National Association of Home Builders, is a Washington, D.C.-based trade associationthat strives to protect the American Dream of housing opportunities for all, while working to achieve professional success for its members who build communities, create jobs and strengthen our economy. NAHB represents over 140,000 members through a federation of over 700 state and local associations.

NAHB Remodelers is America’s home for professional remodelers, representing the nearly 50,000 members of NAHB who are involved in the remodeling industry. Founded in 1982, NAHB Remodelers works in partnership with remodelers councils at nearly 100 NAHB-affiliated state and local builders' associations to provide information, education, connections and recognition programs to improve the business and construction expertise of its members and to enhance the professional image of the industry. 

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Millions of Americans are living longer and more active lives.  Because they are embracing newly found and changing lifestyles, they need to revitalize their home environment.  Identifying this burgeoning opportunity and then developing the skills to interact with this market can help you grow your business dramatically.  The goal of the course is to equip course participants with the knowledge and tools to effectively market and sell services to the aging in place (AIP) market.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

- Describe three segments within the AIP market that present business opportunities for building professionals.

- Identify access points and marketing opportunities within targeted AIP market segments.

- Explain how allied professionals can collaborate effectively to serve a targeted AIP market.

- Identify common challenges of functioning in a real world environment for the AIP population.

- Enhance the AIP client consulting process with effective needs assessment and communication techniques.

This course qualifies for:

- 6 CE for AIBD

- 0.6 CEU for AOTA


NAHB Member - $279

Non-Member - $419

Monday, November 4, 2019

There is an increasing desire among today's home owners to live in one's home as long as possible which has created a strong demand for products and services serving this audience. To help home owners make their home a safe and comfortable living environment for the long term, many responsive and innovative products are emerging. Likewise, service providers are answering this demand by focusing their businesses on creating new homes and renovations that provide design flexibility, pleasing aesthetics, high function and usability for all people, without regard to age, income or ability level, and regardless of life’s changes and challenges.

The goal of this course is to enable participants to identify common challenges within the home and understand attractive design concepts that create a safe and comfortable environment for clients who want to age in place as well as identify with one or more of these groups: Individuals
who are not experiencing health issues related to aging, individuals who have a progressive or other condition that requires home modifications or equipment, and individuals who are dealing with an abrupt or traumatic health-related change.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

- Categorize special considerations for estimating, scheduling and executing the job while the client is in residence

- Identify legal and contractual considerations for building professionals providing AIP design solutions for residential clients.

- Describe the categories of design and how they relate and apply to the three AIP market segments.

- Describe specific design concepts for the AIP client.

This course qualifies for:

- 6 CE for AIBD

- 0.6 AOTA CEUs

- 6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


NAHB Member - $279

Non - Member - $419

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

This course builds on the CAPS II course (which is a highly recommended prerequisite to this course) by introducing design solutions and techniques for professionals whose clients require specialized design and equipment to live and thrive comfortably in their homes. Whole house
product specification and installation techniques will be covered accompanied by practical, hands-on activities.

By completing this course, participants will be able to:

Describe the challenging nature of design for aging in place projects.

Identify available innovative and specialized products.

Explain best practices for design and installation of key components in AIP home design.

Describe the importance of budget and early product selection

Identify common missteps for design and installation of AIP solutions.

Recommend the best solutions for common single-room modifications based on needs identified in a provided client assessment and a room survey.

List installation considerations for recommended modifications in a specified space.

Prioritize the comprehensive solutions based on previous exercises when integrated into a real-world whole house scenario.

Evaluate design considerations and installation requirements for recommended modifications based on whole house layout and
circulation patterns.

Prioritize individual projects relative to budget, needs and urgency.

This course qualifies for:

6 CE for AIBD


6 AIA/CES HSW Learning Units


NAHB Member - $279

Non-Member - $419

Thursday, November 7

The Art of Networking: Maximizing Relationship Building Opportunities

Donna Oliver, NAHB

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Networking can be a powerful tool to generate new business and grow relationships, so it's important to make sure you

maximize the opportunity when building connections in-person and online.

NAHB Happy Hour

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Grab a beer in the NAHB booth and enjoy networking opportunities with fellow professional remodelers.

Great Pics? No Words. Learn To Showcase Your Best Work

Jennifer Smiga & Julia Zapcic, utraviolet Agency

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Is your website as current as your portfolio? If you’re busy, probably not. Yet nothing speaks better about your talent than your work. Join ultraviolet agency to learn an easy-to-follow formula for writing a winning project feature that attracts customers.         

Friday, November 8

NAHB Coffee Break

10:00 a.m. - Noon

Join NAHB and fellow professional remodelers for a mid-morning break with coffee and donuts. 

Roundtable: NAHB Remodelers of Year Offer Tips for Surviving and Thriving

Moderator: Pat O'Toole, Qualified Remodeler

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Join three NAHB Remodelers of the Year representing various sizes of companies and geographic locations as they discuss challenges, best practices, and share ideas. Learn how these 3 NAHB Remodelers of the Year have survived and thrived over the years.

The 5 Key Steps to Implementing Standard Operating Procedures

David Lupberger, Remodel Force

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Learn the 5 key steps to begin effectively delegating day-to-day responsibility that will allow you, as the owner, to take on a more "strategic" role
within your company

NAHB Education cancellations will be assessed $100 per cancellation.  Refund requests must be received by October 4, 2019 via email at [email protected] or by fax to 202-266-8191. NAHB reserves the right to cancel sessions due to insufficient demand.  You will be notified no later than October 7, 2019.  If a session is cancelled by NAHB, NAHB's liability is limited to registration fees paid.