NHPA Membership

The North American Hardware and Paint Association's mission is to help independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers.


Training Modules

An NHPA Premier Membership gives you access to hours of online training for your entire staff.


Free Lessons

NHPA's free resources help retailers educate their employees on important topics in 5 minutes or less.



NHPA publishes two monthly publications, Hardware Retailing and Paint & Decorating Retailer.



Hundreds of retailers have enhanced their careers through NHPA's two college-level leadership and retail management programs.

NHPA is championing the cause of independents. We are all facing the same issues, and by working together as independent retailers, it's going to make us and our industry stronger.
Scott Jerousek

- Scott Jerousek

Farm and Home Hardware

As independent business operators, the way we can survive and thrive is by banding together and working together regardless of what flags we fly.
Adam Busscher

- Adam Busscher

Picton Home Hardware

NHPA was vital to my growth in this industry. It gave me the education I needed to transition into an ownership role.
Christian Herrick

- Christian Herrick

Randy's Do it Best Hardware

What is NHPA?

Find out more about the association for independent home improvement retailers

NHPA's Mission

The North American Hardware and Paint Association’s mission is to help independent home improvement, paint and decorating retailers, regardless of affiliations, become better and more profitable retailers.

Education and Training

NHPA provides business owners with downloadable resources, online courses and college-level programs to educate themselves and their employees. We offer training for staff of all levels.

Advocacy and Awareness

NHPA is the only organization where independent retailers can come together, regardless of affiliation or size, to have a collective voice in the industry. We advocate on behalf of retailers in the distribution and manufacturing communities.

Association and Connections

NHPA provides retailers across the U.S. and Canada with opportunities to come together to discuss challenges, create solutions, share ideas and discuss best practices.

Already an NHPA Premier Member?

Renew your existing NHPA Premier Membership here so you don't lose any of your benefits!

Membership Pricing Options

All independent home improvement retailers in the United States and Canada are automatically members of the association. This means every industry retailer has access to numerous free resources, events and training tools. For retailers looking for additional training options, NHPA also offers a premier membership for a low annual fee.

Basic Membership



  • Train the Trainer guide

  • Trainer's Toolbox lessons

  • Hardware Retailing or Paint & Decorating Retailer magazine, and online resources

  • Cost of Doing Business resources

  • Library of research studies and reports

All-Inclusive Access!

Premier Membership


annual price for main store

  • Everything included in the free membership, plus...

  • Basic Training in Hardware Retailing

  • Basic Training in Building Materials Retailing

  • Basic Retail Pricing

  • Basic Retail Accounting

  • Basic Training in Selling Skills

  • Basic Paint Sales

  • Basic Training in Retail Merchandising

  • Project PRO

  • Employee Onboarding Course

  • Loss Prevention Series

  • Our Three Pennies of Profit

  • Advanced Paint Sales

  • Paint Problem Solver

  • Marketing Resources

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Individual Offerings

In addition to membership benefits, NHPA offers several other resources for individual purchase.