Accreditation

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The kitchen and bath industry is a more than 265 billion dollar specialized industry, which has very few resources for properly trained professionals. Your school will be recognized as a provider of professionals trained according to NKBA Standards and Guidelines. Students that graduate from a program that is accredited by the National Kitchen & Bath Association are uniquely qualified for NKBA certification examinations and employment in the kitchen and bath industry. The more than 14,000 NKBA member firms across North America will want to employ your graduates. Please visit the Research section for current salary surveys and other industry statistics. The following statements accentuate the importance of accreditation to your educational institution:

  • Accreditation establishes creditability for your program
  • Combines theoretical learning with relevant industry knowledge
  • Provides a third-party review process that supports excellence in the construction, design, installation, and execution of kitchens/bathrooms
  • Ensures kitchen/bath design projects meet health, safety, and welfare guidelines established by the NKBA
  • Provides the framework of professional business practices
  • Prepares students for professional industry certification
  • Graduates from NKBA Accredited Programs are eligible to sit for the academic portion of the NKBA certification exams, waiving the two year industry experience requirement
  • Increases professional development opportunities for your faculty
  • Provides research and scholarship opportunities for your school
  • Nationwide marketing campaigns
  • Exposure on the award-winning NKBA website, which attracts over 500,000 visitor sessions a year, averaging 6.6 pages per session
  • Authorization and support in forming an NKBA student chapter on campus
  • $500 annual grant to help fund NKBA student chapter activities
  • Opportunity to administer the NKBA's Academic Certification Prep Course
  • More than $65,000 in scholarship money for students studying at accredited programs
  • Discounts on NKBA publications, tools, and student membership
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