The NKBA developed its certification programs as a way for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts in their field. NKBA certification is based on in-depth testing and extensive industry experience. The NKBA’s certification examinations are developed in conjunction with the NKBA’s Exam Development Committee. The primary body of knowledge for NKBA certification is the nine volume Professional Resource Library and the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines.
NKBA Certification is based on in-depth testing and extensive industry experience. It was developed to establish an immediate, deeper level of trust between kitchen and bath professionals and their clients. Certified designers must also meet annual continuing education requirements.
Is a certified professional, knowledgeable in product selection, space planning, materials and finishes. Learn more.
Specialize in the design, planning, and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms, and prove advanced knowledge of technical and personal communication skills required to succeed as a design specialist. (Applicants must hold a valid AKBD certification.) Learn more.
is a program which recognizes extraordinary experience and achievements in the kitchen and bath industry. The CMKBD must possess their CKBD certification or CKD and CBD certification, and must have two years of experience beyond initial CKD/CBD or CKBD certification, for a total of seven (7) years of experience in the industry. Learn more.
The primary body of knowledge for NKBA certification is the NKBA Professional Resource Library, 9 Volume Set and the NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines.
The NKBA’s certification examinations are developed in conjunction with the NKBA’s Exam Development Committee.
If you are already NKBA certified, use our CEU Reporting Form to submit your CEUs and maintain your certification.
Find out if you meet the education requirements for the CKBD exam prior to submitting your application. You may submit the Transcript Review Request Form along with your college transcript. For $15, we will review and award hours for relevant college coursework. Or, you may submit your college transcript along with your application at no additional charge.