Certified Professional RenoMark® Renovator (CPRR) Designation

Instill confidence in your clients with the only designation for professional renovators. Certified Professional RenoMark Renovators are committed to superior service and client satisfaction. That’s why they agree to abide by the following Code of Conduct, which promises a standard of performance higher than common industry practice.

RenoMark Renovators must also complete the mandatory minimum education, show a commitment to a strong safety culture within their organizations, and offer a third-party warranty on all jobs over $20,000.

An Update for Certified Renovators on the CPRR Designation Implementation

Why the CPRR Designation?

If you’re a professional renovator, you’ve most certainly dealt with a client who’s had a previous bad experience with a renovation contractor. Whether it be substandard work, incomplete work, or skipping town with deposits altogether, you’ve seen it all.

When you’re working hard to run an honest business, do high quality work, and keep your clients happy, it’s disappointing to see people still being taken advantage of. And even worse, these disreputable contractors give everyone in the industry a bad name, and contribute to general mistrust of the renovation profession.

You wouldn’t hire a lawyer who hadn’t passed their bar exam, so why do homeowners not insist on the same level of professionalism when they are making substantial investments in their homes?

This starts with a solid professional designation for renovators that is mandatory, has the highest standard for education and safety, and requires work over $20,000 be protected by a third-party warranty.

Implementation Timeline

  • November 1, 2019 – All new professional renovator members must meet the requirements of the CPRR designation, and the one-year phase in for existing professional renovators begins. *During this time, all existing members are considered RenoMark until enhanced requirements become mandatory.
  • November 1, 2020 – All new and existing professional renovator members must meet the requirements of the CPRR designation.

RenoMark Professional Renovators must:

  • Maintain their membership in good standing of the Saskatoon & Region Home Builders’ Association
  • Maintain a continuous complement of employees who have completed all eleven (7) of the required Certified Professional RenoMark Renovator courses
  • Show commitment to a strong safety culture by completing an approved comprehensive safety course
  • Maintain membership in a third-party warranty program and offer third-party warranty on renovation jobs over $20,000

The required education courses include:

  • 101. Building Codes
  • 102. Construction Technology
  • 104. Customer Service
  • 103. Legal Issues in Housing
  • 106. Financial Planning & Management
  • 107. Project Management & Supervision
  • 111. Business Fundamentals for the Home Renovator

The approved safety courses are:

 

Please reach out to us if you have achieved another safety certifications and wish to have that evaluated for approval.

 

Detailed Course Information

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Code of Conduct:

  • Be a member in good standing of the local Home Builders’ Association.
  • Abide by all of the Local Home Builders’ Association’s Code of Ethics.
  • Provide a detailed, written contract (including a scope of work) for all jobs.
  • Offer a minimum two-year warranty on work (excludes minor home repair)
  • Carry a minimum of $2 million in liability insurance.
  • Carry all applicable licenses and permits as required.
  • Maintain a safe and organized work site at all times.
  • Return homeowners phone calls within two business days.
  • Have access to education, training and professional development.
  • Have and/or work only with subcontractors which have workplace safety and employers’ liability coverage.