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Professional Resource Library - 1st Edition Updates


Definition of New NKBA Certification for Non-Design Professionals

The Certified Kitchen & Bath Professional is a path for the dealer, distributor, fabricator, installer, remodeler, manufacturer, sales representative, or any other segment of the industry to validate their knowledge, experience, dedication and professionalism in the kitchen and bath industry. This individual is qualified to work with our certified designers to meet the needs of the consumer. The candidate for this certification must meet specific educational requirements and pass a comprehensive academic exam.


Defined: The Certified Kitchen and Bath Professional (CKBP) is our only non-design-oriented certification; one that benefits all industry segments. In order to possess this universal certification, the holder must prove a high level of proficiency in professional knowledge, industry experience, and education in the kitchen and bath industry. The focus of curriculum and critical areas of knowledge is not centered on design, but in the areas of residential construction, general business knowledge, materials and product knowledge, and project management.

Requirements: Applicants must document a minimum of five (5) years of kitchen and bath industry experience.

Applicants must also earn a minimum of 40 hours of NKBA education or NKBA approved college coursework. Education must be completed before the candidate's application for certification can be approved. Courses should be documented as accurately as possible on the application.


CEU Online Submissions

Just a reminder that CEU submissions are now processed online.  Faxed or e-mailed forms will no longer be accepted. To use this new stream-lined process, visit NKBA.org/CEU.