CLC Study Group

March 26, 2013 is the first meeting of the Bucks Mont NARI CLC study group. Reis, our Operations Manager, has been facilitating the group for the past twelve years. He enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with others. Every year the students under his guidance receive high scores on the CLC test. NARI recognized Reis as the Volunteer of the Year in 2011 for his commitment. We hope students will continue to learn, study, and appreciate the program as long as it is offered. 

NARI Certified Lead Carpenters (CLCs) are the hands-on field personnel who oversee every aspect of the project: customer satisfaction, personnel management, administration, etc. while working on the project.

A lead carpenter is involved in tasks and has responsibilities beyond the technical production aspects of a project. He or she is responsible for customer contact and communication, supervision of subcontractors and employees, managing the job site, scheduling, and safety issues. The success of a remodeling project during the production stage is the primary responsibility of the lead carpenter.To qualify for the CLC designation, applicants must meet all of the following:

  • Have a minimum of five years continuous practice in the remodeling industry, with at least two of those years as a lead carpenter - defined as a remodeling professional who is involved in tasks and has responsibilities beyond the technical production aspects of a project; he or she is responsible for customer contact and communication, supervision of subcontractors and employees, managing the job site, scheduling, and safety issues
  • Adhere to NARI's Standards of Practice and Code of Ethics
  • Successfully complete a Qualification Matrix detailing their background and experience and submit two letters of recommendation (from their employer, a NARI CR or CRS, and/or clients)
  • Successfully complete a one-day written examination on pre-construction issues, technical knowledge, and special skills (people and job management)

NARI certified remodeling professionals have pledged to abide by a strict Standards of Practice and NARI's Code of Ethics, which is as follows:

1. By promoting in good faith only those products and services which are known to be functionally and economically sound, and which are known to be consistent with objective standards of health and safety.
2. By making all advertising and sales promotion factually accurate, avoiding those practices which tend to mislead or deceive the customer.
3. By writing all contracts and warranties such that they comply with federal, state, and local laws.
4. By promptly acknowledging and taking appropriate action on all customer complaints.
5. By refraining from any act intended to restrain trade or suppress competition.
6. By attaining and retaining insurance as required by federal, state, and local authorities.
7. By attaining and retaining licensing and/or registration as required by federal, state, and local authorities.

Good luck to all the students! Thank you to Reis for his continued dedication!