For your convenience, we've collected and posted useful web resources in one place. Have a question about licensing requirements in your state? Need to do some research on the color forecast for next year? Check the list below. And if you have a favorite that you think we've missed, email it to us and we'll try to get it posted.

 

Architectural / Specifying Trade Organizations


American Institute of Architects (AIA) 

Since 1857 the AIA has represented the professional interests of America's architects. As AIA members, more than 83,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners in designing express their commitment to excellence and livability in our nation's buildings and communities.

 

Construction Specification Institute (CSI)

CSI is a national association dedicated to creating standards and formats to improve construction documents and project delivery. The organization is unique in the industry in that its members are a cross section of specifiers, architects, engineers, contractors and building materials suppliers. The organization has 146 chapters and more than 15,000 members.

 

Master Painters Institute (MPI) 

Master Painters Institute (MPI) is dedicated the to establishment of quality standards and quality assurance in the painting and coating application industries in the United States and Canada.

 

 

Environmental / Green Building Resources 


United States Green Building Council (USGBC)     

The U.S. Green Building Council's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

 

 

National Resources 


United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

The EPA leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The mission of the Environmental Protection Agency is to protect human health and the environment. Since 1970, EPA has been working for a cleaner, healthier environment for the American people.

 

United States Green Building Council (USGBC)     

The U.S. Green Building Council's core purpose is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life.

 

National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) 

The National Association of State Contractors Licensing Agencies (NASCLA) was formed in Utah in 1962 as a nonprofit corporation dedicated to the mutual assistance of its members in striving for the better regulation of the construction industry in order to protect the health, welfare and safety of the general public.

 

United States Department of Labor (OHSA) 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's mission is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women.

 

 

State Licensing Agencies - Arizona 


Arizona State Registrar of Contractors (ROC)    

The agency's mission is to promote quality construction by Arizona contractors through a licensing and regulatory system designed to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.

 

 

State Licensing Agencies - California 


California State Licensing Board (CSLB)

CSLB offers helpful resources to assist contractors in making sure they are provided with all the information they need, and that they continue to perform professionally, legally and safely.

 

 

State Licensing Agencies - Nevada 


Nevada State Contractors Board (NSCB)

The Nevada State Contractors Board is committed to promote integrity and professionalism in the construction industry in Nevada. The Nevada State Contractors Board has the responsibility to promote quality construction by Nevada licensed contractors through a regulatory licensing system designed to protect the health, welfare and safety of the public.

 

 

State Licensing Agencies - Texas 


Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR)

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (TDLR) is a state regulatory agency that currently oversees over twenty types of businesses, industries, trades and occupations. The agency is responsible for issuing licenses, conducting inspections, investigating complaints, assessing penalties, setting rules and standards and holding hearings.

 

 

Interior Design Trade Organizations 


American Society of Interior Designers (ASID)

Where Design Comes to Life® — The American Society of Interior Designers is the leading organization for interior design professionals. From corporate boardrooms to home offices, hotel suites to health care facilities, ASID designers create the places where we live, work, play, heal and worship.

 

Color Marketing Group (CMG)

Color Marketing Group is the premier international association for color design professionals. Its mission is to create color forecast information for professionals who design and market color. It is known as "the" place for color info exchange.

 

International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA)

The International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) is a worldwide professional alliance of leaders representing the diverse industries that constitute the universe of residential and commercial furnishings and design.

 

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) works to enhance quality of life through excellence in interior design and to advance interior design through knowledge, value and community.

 

 

Painting Contractor Trade Organizations 


Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA)

PDCA exists to lead the industry by providing quality products, programs, services, and opportunities essential to the success of its members.

 

Paint Quality Institute (PQI)

The Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI) was founded in 1989 in Philadelphia, USA to educate consumers, contractors and retailers on the advantages of using the highest quality paints and coatings.

 

 

Property Management Trade Organizations 


Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA)

The BOMA International Foundation is dedicated to advancing real estate performance and public understanding of the commercial real estate industry through research, education and the dissemination of information.

 

Community Associations Institute (CAI)

Community Associations Institute is a national organization dedicated to fostering vibrant, competent, harmonious community associations. For more than 30 years, CAI has been the leader in providing education and resources to the volunteer homeowners who govern community associations and the professionals who support them. Members include community association volunteer leaders, professional managers, community management firms, and other professionals and companies that provide products and services to associations.

 

Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM)

For more than seven decades, IREM has been the source for education, resources, information and membership for real estate management professionals. An affiliate of the National Association of Realtors, IREM is the only professional real estate management association serving both the multi-family and commercial real estate sectors. With 80 U.S. chapters, eight international chapters and several other partnerships around the globe, IREM is an international organization that also serves as an advocate on issues affecting the real estate management industry.

 

 

Arizona 


Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM)

The Arizona Association of Community Managers (AACM) is a professional organization dedicated to promoting a positive understanding of community associations and the contribution of professional management services in the development, establishment and maintenance of high-quality, well-managed neighborhoods.

 

Arizona Multihousing Association (AMA)

The Arizona Multihousing Association is the trade association for Arizona's apartment and rental housing industry. Members include developers, owners, and managers of apartments or other rental housing. Associate members are vendors of products and services to the rental housing industry.

 

 

California 


Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire (AAGIE)

Apartment Association of Greater Inland Empire is the local chapter for the CAA (California Apartment Association) and NAA (National Apartment Association) serving San Bernardino, Riverside, & Eastern LA Counties—a state-wide & national organization for owners & managers of residential rental property.

 

California Association of Community Managers (CACM)

CACM is the only organization in California whose membership is comprised entirely of community association managers and association practitioners.

 

Executive Council of Homeowners (ECHO)

The Executive Council of Homeowners is a nonprofit membership corporation dedicated to assisting California homeowners associations. ECHO provides help to homeowners associations on many fronts: finances, legal issues, insurance, maintenance and management. Members receive help through conferences, trade shows, seminars, a monthly full-color magazine and publications.

 

South Coast Apartment Association (SCAA)

South Coast Apartment Association is a multi-award winning association established in 1998 to serve the needs of members through Aggressive Government Advocacy, Political Action Committees, Networking, Education and high-profile Industry Award Recognition. Its mission is to advance the general welfare of the rental housing industry, and provide programs and services to enable members to operate successfully.

 

San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA)

The San Diego County Apartment Association (SDCAA) is one of Southern California's leading trade Associations. It is a non-profit organization serving the needs of individuals and companies who own, manage, or provide services and products to more than 150,000 rental housing units in San Diego County.

 

 

Nevada 


Southern Nevada Multi-Housing Association (SNMA)

SNMA is a non-profit corporation that provides education and legislation support on the city, county, state and national levels. Networking opportunities are provided to SNMA members by meeting on a regular basis. SNMA supports the community through its community outreach programs and donations to several charities.

 

 
 
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