Did you know kitchen and bath designers can attain industry accreditation? NKBA, National Kitchen and Bath Association, developed industry credential programs to recognize designers at varying levels of expertise.
In order to qualify for the certifications, applicants are required to have a minimum number of years of kitchen design experience. They must also provide reference affidavits from design industry professionals and client references from finished projects. Then, it is necessary to satisfactorily complete NKBA academic coursework and pass both written and performance examination.
Also, read October is NKBA Kitchen and Bath Month for a deeper dive into NKBA accreditations.
Drury Design’s NKBA Certified Kitchen and Bath Designers
Gail Drury, CMKBD
Janice Teague, CKD, CBD
Alicia Saso, AKBD
Emily Tomek, AKBD
Basia Kozub, AKBD
Sarah Cardenas, AKBD
About the NKBA Certification Process
The NKBA certifies kitchen and bath design professionals in various stages of expertise:
AKBD® Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer
Minimum 2 years industry experience
30 NKBA Education hours
CKD® or CBD® Certified Kitchen Designer or Certified Bath Designer
60 NKBA Education hours
2 affidavits, 2 client references
CMKBD® Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer
10 years industry experience
100 NKBA Education hours
3 examples of 3rd party endorsements
Put this expertise to work for you by scheduling a free initial design consultation. Call Drury Design Kitchen and Bath Studio at 630.469.4980.