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NKBA Certifications are globally recognized professional appellations created to instill deeper trust with your clients.
1. Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) is a certified professional, knowledgeable in product selection, space planning, materials and finishes. Learn more.
2. Certified Kitchen Designer® (CKD) specializes in the design, planning and execution of residential kitchens. Furthermore, a CKD has extensive knowledge of building codes, appliances and mechanical systems. Certified Kitchen Designers write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers.
3. Certified Bath Designer® (CBD) specializes in the design, planning and execution of residential bathrooms. Furthermore, a CBD have extensive knowledge of building codes, appliances and mechanical systems. Certified Bath Designers write specifications and draw plans that are easily interpreted by plumbers, electricians, and installers.
4. Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers (CKBD) 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.
5. Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer (CMKBD) 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.
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