QR, NARI Ink Plan to Offer Courses Online
Fort Atkinson, WI Kitchen & Bath Design News' sister trade magazine, Qualified Remodeler, has been selected by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) as the exclusive and official publication and Web site for administering the association's various certification programs.
Announcement of the agreement was made last month by QR publisher Kevin Ford and officials of the 6,000-member, Chicago-based NARI. QR, based here, is published by Cygnus Publishing, a division of K&BDN parent Cygnus Business Media, a Commerce-Connect Media Company.
Under the agreement, remodelers, lead carpenters, carpenters and other remodeling professionals including kitchen and bath specialists will be able to access certification material and testing in the magazine and on the magazine's Web site, QRmagazine.com.
"The ability for remodeling professionals to instantly access certification courses online or in the magazine allows flexibility and time savings, which are some of the most critical issues our subscribers face," Ford said. "We feel certification is extremely important in helping to raise the level of professionalism in the remodeling industry."