Distinguish Your Expertise

The NKBA Specialty Badge Program

Demonstrate your knowledge in a range of industry disciplines by earning professional credentials.

Turn knowledge into opportunity and exposure

Specialty Badges are the NKBA’s latest concept in professional development. This new micro-credentialing program is a form of personalized learning that recognizes and displays acquired knowledge of our members across all segments of the kitchen and bath industry. It affords our members the ability to stay current with the latest information in this ever-changing industry.

Hear from contributing badge experts and current badge holders

Specialty Areas

Drive personal and professional success by expanding your knowledge base.

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Steps to Success

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


Grow your network by distinguishing yourself as well-versed and confident in a specific subject matter.


Promote your commitment to continued professional development in the ever-changing kitchen and bath industry.


Take your NKBA membership to the next level and showcase your proficiency with distinctive specialty badge images on your profile and other platforms.

The Badge Experience

Self-paced study materials available on-demand, online. Study the materials and take your exam anytime, anywhere.

Badges remain valid for two years. Maintain your badged status by attending four NKBA industry-related events or retaking the exam within that time period.

Earn as many badges for your professional growth as you wish! Demonstrating proficiency in multiple areas boosts your credibility.


First Badge


Additional Badges

$149.00 Each

Purchase includes:

Educational content developed by subject matter experts

Customized study guide and first exam fee

Certificate of completion, lapel pin, desktop display and specialty badge image

Earn Your Badge


“As a manager, earning a Specialty Badge was important because it helps me evaluate the skills of others to help them grow. The future of the industry depends on mentors sharing their expertise.”

Vanessa DeKoekkoek

Global Training Manager at 2020

“Earning my NKBA Specialty Badge in Cabinetry continues to benefit me in several ways. It allows me to showcase the extent of my industry experience to colleagues, and I utilize the badge image to advertise my knowledge and involvement within the association.”

Duane Becker

ACProducts, Inc.

“Being an NKBA Specialty Badge holder means a chance to stand out among peers as a knowledge leader concerning a specific area (i.e. Sales & Marketing).”

Shay Emmers

Masco Cabinetry

Turn your knowledge into opportunities and exposure, and gain a competitive edge with NKBA Specialty Badges.

Earn Your Badge

For more information or to purchase a badge by phone or email, please contact Member Services at:

(800) 843-6522 or info@nkba.org.