Kitchen and Bath Planning Guidelines The NKBA has developed a set of Kitchen Planning Guidelines with Access Standards to provide designers with good planning practices that consider the needs of a range of users. These NKBA Kitchen & Bathroom Planning Guidelines are available to members only at the National Web site. Be sure to also check local, state, and national laws that apply to your design and ensure that you follow those legal requirements.
NKBA Professional Development The NKBA Professional Development Department offers invaluable opportunities for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers through the industry’s premier courses, webinars, seminars, conferences, allied partnerships, and research manuals. Courses are provided both in-person and through convenience learning methods and are available to all segments of the industry and to all levels of experience. Attendees take courses to earn NKBA educational hours, to maintain their certification by earning CEU credits, and to network with their peers.
Professional Development programs fall into five categories:
NKBA Certification NKBA certification has been the gold standard in the kitchen and bath industry since 1968. Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD), Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Bathroom Designer (CBD), Certified Kitchen Educator (CKE), Certified Bathroom Educator (CBE), Certified Kitchen & Bath Installer (CKBI), Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), and Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Educator (CMKBE) credentials require demonstration of industry knowledge and experience plus passing proctored examinations.
Details of the certification process are provided on the NKBA Web site.
CKD/CBD EXAM – Hand Drafting & CAD exam (versions: 2020, Auto Kitchen, Chief Architect) NKBA “NEW” certification exam for Non-Design Professionals The CKBP exam is a multiple-choice computer based test covering a broad range of kitchen and bathroom competencies. The examination itself is divided into four (4) major content categories: 30% of the exam questions are related to Residential Construction, 26% related to General Business Knowledge, 25% to Product/Materials and 19% to Project Management. Each question is referenced to the NKBA Professional Resource Library, the primary resource for the material on the CKBP exam.
The CKBP exam can be taken “on demand” (once all requirements are completed) and is available year-round at local Kryterion testing centers.
For more information go to: www.nkba.org or call the NKBA at 1-800-843-6522