NKBA Credentials

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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

2 affidavits

CKD® or CBD® Certified Kitchen Designer or Certified Bath Designer

7 years industry experience

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

For more information about The National Kitchen and Bath Industry, visit NKBA.

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.