Certified Building Materials Specialist Program

The Certified Building Materials Specialist (CBMS) program is the only comprehensive national accreditation for the LBM industry.
Six topic based designations allow employers and their staff to focus on specific skills. Stand Out in the Industry-
Join the elite who have earned the CBMS designation!

Six Specialist Designations
Engineered Wood Products
Estimating & Blueprint Reading
Millwork
Roofing & Siding
Safety & Materials Handling
Sales & Customer Service

Employers: Differentiate your company, increase employee motivation, gain profitability, use us as your training team, cultivate leaders, and improve customer service!

Employees: Show you are an LBM expert, grow confidence in your skills, gain valuable product knowledge, network with other future leaders, increase value to your employer, brand yourself through education.

Frequently Asked Questions

CBMS New Student Application

General CBMS flyer

Contact Erin O'Connor, Director of Education with any questions at eoconnor@nrla.org or 518.880.6348