Changes to the NKBA Certification Program
May 22, 2023
To recognize its members’ objectives and the needs of today’s design world in an ever-changing kitchen and bath industry, changes have been made to the longstanding NKBA Certification Program. This includes revisions to the CKBD program, the CMKBD program and changes program-wide. The NKBA remains one of the industry’s leaders in delivering the most current educational resources and certification programs for design professionals — and this restructuring is a reflection of the association’s commitment to provide its members with the information and education they need, today.
Changes to the CKBD Program
- Participants must be an NKBA member to apply.
- It’s FREE to apply.
- Applications are accepted year-round (rolling)
- The entire program is completed online (study material to exams)
- Required exams are offered in the Spring and Fall period during designated times.
- Exams do not need to be completed in any specific order.
- Newly designed CKBD appellation digital image and certificates.
Changes to the CMKBD Program
- Candidates must have maintained their CKBD status for six consecutive years before applying.
- It’s FREE to apply online.
- Once approved, candidates will have one full year to validate the Eligibility Requirements that fall under Education, Professional, Work Experience, Master Portfolio Review and Master Profile criteria
- Newly designed CMKBD appellation digital image and certificates.
- Qualified candidates are based on education and work experience.
- The NKBA has created a specific curriculum track for each type of qualifying candidate.
- Purchase includes necessary coursework to complete the program and support by means of tutorials, instructional videos, practice exams, additional resources and much more.
- Candidates may complete the program in 12 months or less.
- Access to a Learning Management System(LMS) platform, separate from the NKBA website.
- The educational curriculum is aligned with current industry standards.
To learn more about the NKBA Certification Program, click here for the original article on the NKBA website.
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