Our mission is to promote professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry and to educate the public on the role and value of working with a qualified professional. To that end, we provide a range of resources to help both homeowners and pros learn everything they need to know.
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Show your expertise and become an NKBA certified Professional.
AKBD - Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer
CKBD - Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer
CMKBD - Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer
Periodically we hold study groups for aspiring AKBD's. Please contact VP Professional Development for details. Prep courses for AKBD, CKBD can be found on www.nkba.org/Courses/LearningType/Courses_Calendar.aspx.
Certified Members are required to earn 2.0 CEU's (or 20 Hours Education) every two years. Each 2 year cycle runs on a calendar year from July 1-June 30. For more details on CEU requirements go to www.nkba.org/Learn/Professionals/CEUs.aspx
We have a student association in Puget Sound that welcomes all students from all colleges who are interested in learning more about Kitchen & Bath Design. The student association hosts events for students only on a variety of topics at various vendor showrooms to better prepare you for when you graduate. Get involved! Many Students have met future employers, or secured internships by joining! Want more information? Contact the NKBA Students of Puget Sound: