I have been asked, more than once, why my name is followed by letters and what the letters stand for. The letters CGA (Certified Graduate Associate) and CGP (Certified Green Professional) are two professional designations I earned through NAHB Education. I connect them with my name, because I earned them but I also would like to have the designations made known to you as a National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) benefit, "unique education,"
I have tried to find other sources for building industry specific education and all roads keep leading to NAHB. It makes sense; an organization designed to protect, promote and grow the building industry should be the leader in giving the best industry specific education. The education truly is specific, not generic like other programs that offer "one size fits all" professional growth education.
Reading about designations can't hurt and earning them certainly could help personally as well as professionally, I would ask that you take the time to improve, maybe even start, your continuing education.
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Submitted by Michael Kurpiel, CGA, CGP