Certifications & Badges


Distinguish yourself by being an NKBA-certified professional with expert knowledge and experience of kitchen and bath design, guidelines and standards. Being NKBA certified demonstrates to prospective clients and employers that you are a verified kitchen and bath specialist, with the in-depth skills and training to give you a competitive edge – and a leading voice – in the industry.


A Certified Kitchen & Bath Designer (CKBD) specializes in the design, planning and execution of residential kitchens and bathrooms. CKBD designers must demonstrate that they have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to design and document residential kitchen and bath solutions. In addition, they must possess the advanced communication skills required to succeed as a kitchen and bath design professional.


The Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD) is the pinnacle of our industry’s certification and recognizes extraordinary kitchen and bath experience and achievements. CMKBD candidates must possess a CKBD certification for a minimum six (6) years and meet specific education and industry work experience.


The Specialty Badge Program allows you to establish your knowledge and become specialized in a specific area of the kitchen or bath field.