About the Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler Programs

The purpose of the Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler programs are to establish criteria for home builders to assist in consumer awareness and professionalism through education, professional development and customer satisfaction.

Becoming a Mississippi Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler provides an opportunity for builders to pursue professional development through education and customer satisfaction.  By agreeing to become a Certified Professional Builder, builders will agree to meet standards beyond the licensing requirements of the Mississippi State Board of Contractors. 

All Certified Professional Builders/Remodelers are required to adhere to the following:

  • Must apply for recertification annually

  • Must maintain licensure with the Mississippi State Board of Contractors

  • Must maintain membership with the local, state and national Home Builders Association

  • Must attend four (4) hours of continuing education annually

  • Must maintain appropriate insurance coverage including builders risk, general liability and workers' compensation

  • Must distribute the Homeowners Handbook and adhere to its standards of customer satisfaction and the integrity of the program

  • Must agree to offer binding arbitration with every contract

  • Must adhere to the Code of Ethics adopted by the Mississippi Housing Institute

MHI utilizes industry expertise and tested criteria to determine a builder/remodeler's qualifications for certification as a Certified Professional Builder/Remodeler. MHI does not make any warranty or representation, expressed or implied, to any party and has not inspected the construction of any home and, therefore, does not and cannot address the specific quality of a new home.

The home buyer is encouraged to discuss the program with their Certified Professional Builder and to contact MHI for more specific information about the program.


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