Certification Requirements

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  • Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD)
  • Certified Kitchen and Bath Designer (CKBD)
  • Certified Kitchen and Bath Educator (CKBE)
  • Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD)
  • Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Educator (CMKBE)

 

NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers

 Certification Experience Education Documentation Exam & Format
AKBD®

2 years

1 year of kitchen/bath experience

1 year of related experience
            
                               

30 NKBA hours or NKBA approved college education.


Accredited
Program
Student

1. Application
2. Exam registration form
3. Two (2) professional affidavits
4. Work experience verification form(s)
5. College transcripts(Optional)
6. Candidate testimony            
AKBD academic exam -
computer-based multiple choice
CKBD®

5 years

2 years  full-time residential kitchen and bath experience

3 years of related experience or education 

60 NKBA hours of approved college education 1. Application
2. Exam registration form
3. 2 professional affidavits
4. 2 client references
5. Work experience verification form(s)
6. College transcripts
7. Candidate testimony
Must pass AKBD academic exam and; Application drawing and; CKBD exam-computer-based, multiple choice
CKD/CBD® This exam is no longer offered but CKD/CBD will continue to hold their certification
CMKBD®

2 years beyond initial CKD or CBD or CKBD certification 100 NKBA hours

1. Application
2. See NKBA.org for additional requirements.

 

 

No exam - must possess both CKD and CBD, or CKBD certifications 

AKBD Candidates

Cancellations

The NKBA will retain the exam fee for candidates that cancel their scheduled exam without at least 72 hours notice.

Postponements

Candidates who wish to reschedule an exam without at least 72 hours notice will be charged a $100 rescheduling fee.

No Shows

Candidates who do not show for their scheduled exam date must resubmit their exam fee. Candidates who wish to cancel their scheduled exam up to 72 hours before their scheduled exam date will be refunded the exam fees.

Cancellations and postponements must be completed via www.webassessor.com/nkba.

CKBD Candidates

Cancellations

The NKBA will retain the exam fee for candidates that cancel their scheduled exam without at least 72 hours notice.

Postponements

Candidates who wish to reschedule an exam without at least 72 hours notice will be charged a $100 rescheduling fee.

No Shows

Candidates who do not show for their scheduled exam date must resubmit their exam fee. Candidates who wish to cancel their scheduled exam up to 72 hours before their scheduled exam date will be refunded the exam fees.

Cancellations and postponements must be completed via www.webassessor.com/nkba.

 

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