Why Join NKBA?

The benefits of NKBA membership include:

  •     Local Chapter Meetings
  •     Networking
  •     Leadership Opportunities
  •     Online Job Postings
  •     Legislative Updates

Education Benefits

  •     Certification
  •     Academic Relations    
  •     Professional Development
  •     Publications

Marketing Benefit

  •     Consumer Leads
  •     Business Tools    
  •     Market Research
  •     Publicity Tools
  •     Published Writing
  •     Media Exposure
  •     Design Competition
  •     Affinity Programs
  •     Advertising Tools
  •     KBIS Booth Discounts
  •     Sponsorships

Become a Certified Professional

Levels of Certification:

AKBD - Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer

CKBD - Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer

CKD / CBD - Certified Kitchen Designer / Certified Bath Designer
CMKBD - Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer
CKE / CBE -  Certified Kitchen Educator / Certified Bath Educator

NKBA certification is based on in-depth testing and extensive industry experience. NKBA-certified members must also meet annual continuing education requirements. The NKBA certifies kitchen and bath professionals in various levels of expertise, and provides two distinct paths; one for the kitchen & bath designers and one for non-design professionals. According to a 2010 survey conducted by Fleishman-Hillard, 80% of consumers prefer to work with certified kitchen designers over uncertified designers.

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