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…Dates to remember.
Two NCBDC exams are scheduled for June…deadlines to apply are in May. Check out the schedule at www.CPBD.info/examdates.pdf
Registrations for the American Residential Design Awards are due by the end of May. Receive more information and download a registration form at www.ResidentialDesignAwards.com
The AIBD College of Fellows are accepting applications for two $1000 scholarships. The applications for the College scholarship and the Annette Farmer scholarship are at https://netforum.avectra.com/eWeb/DynamicPage.aspx?Site=AIBD&WebCode=Scholarships
The AIBD National Convention is August 5-8, 2012 in Wilmington, NC. Info: www.AIBDconvention.com
…NCBDC seeks volunteer examiners.
The NCBDC Board of Examiners host their monthly conference call meeting today. The primary agenda items include the final approval and launching of a campaign to enlist new and additional examiners. Later this week, an email will be sent to all active CPBDs in good standing inviting them to apply for consideration on the Board. In addition to being and active CPBD, at least one year of certification is required.
Also on the agenda is a presentation by ExamSoft, an electronic exam delivery system. Originally created to deliver the Bar Exams, ExamSoft has designed a proposal specifically for NCBDC’s needs. If the Board of Examiners accept the proposal, the system will also be utilized for offering NCBDC candidates the opportunity to take “practice” exams at their leisure and AIBD will be able to design a testing system for offering continuing education credits for its recorded online educational programs.
…Three weeks of CPBD-cram sessions.
With exams coming up in June, AIBD Executive Director Steve Mickley has set aside the next three Thursday evenings to host two-hour study groups. The sessions are held via GoToMeetings and begin at 8pm EDT. Participation is free to AIBD members and having been accepted as a candidate by NCBDC is not required. However, space is limited to 15 attendees and candidates will be given the highest priority.
To register for the three two-hour study group sessions, click HERE.
…AIBD Colorado Spring Conference.
The AIBD Colorado Society is hosting a two day event (Friday & Saturday) that includes a free lunch and an all day educational seminar. Fun and games and team building at Denver’s Dave and Busters for an evening dinner and drinks catered to adults but loads of family fun. Hi-lighted with a 100 year anniversary tour of the Titanic’s the Molly Brown Museum!
For more information and a full schedule of events, click HERE.
…AIBD member book release.
Steve Allen Shard, AIBD (retired) has announced the release of his new book, Practical Home Planning for the Twenty-First Century—New Expanded Edition.
This is the second book that Steve has published in the past year. Last year at IBS, he released a Condensed Edition of the same book.
Both books are available at http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=Steve+Allen+Shard&x=0&y=0.
Steve is now working on a Special Remodeling Edition of his Practical Home Planning series. These books are educational tools for homeowners who plan to buy, build new, remodel, add on or restore a home. Designer clients can benefit from the easy to understand language that teaches them all the steps in planning, designing and building a home. Excerpts of the new book can be read at http://www.practicalhomeplanning.com. Five other books are being prepared in the same series.