An NHPA Premier Membership gives you access to hours of online training for your entire staff.
NHPA's free resources help retailers educate their employees on important topics in 5 minutes or less.
Every independent retailer has access to Hardware Retailing, the industry's leading magazine.
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
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
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
Randy's Do it Best Hardware
What is NHPA?
Find out more about the association for independent home improvement retailers
The North American Hardware and Paint Association’s (NHPA) mission is to help independent hardware stores, home centers and lumberyards, regardless of wholesale affiliation, become better and more profitable retailers.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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
Registration for the annual State of Independents Conference
Registration for the annual NHPA All-Industry Conference
annual price for main store
Everything included in the free membership, plus...
Basic Training Course in Hardware Retailing
Basic Training Course in Building Materials Retailing
Basic Retail Pricing
Basic Retail Accounting
Basic Training Course in Selling Skills
Basic Training Course in Retail Merchandising
Employee Onboarding Course
Loss Prevention Series
Our Three Pennies of Profit
Member Exclusive Webinars
In addition to membership benefits, NHPA offers several other resources for individual purchase.
Showcase Your Employees' Training
Get a set of marketing materials for your store showing your employees have met a standard of training set by NHPA. The Certified to Help designation is a great way to tell customers your employees are ready to answer their questions.