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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Upcoming Events

12/7/17 - NKBA Zoo Lights

Holiday Party

Location: Reid Park Zoo

3400 E Zoo Ct. 

Family Friendly event!


RSVPs due 11/29/17



More details here

Volunteers Needed!

Now seeking volunteers for 2018 committee positions.


Free NKBA Student membership

The NKBA is now offering student memberships, at no cost, to all eligible students enrolled in design and building curriculums, thanks to a new, one-year Platinum Sponsorship provided by Ferguson Enterprises. Apply today! Membership valid now until December 31, 2017.

NKBA free student membership application
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