The NKBA partners with other organizations that develop programs in continuing career education. An extensive CEU Provider Program database of everything that’s available can be found on our website.
In addition, the following are official CEU Company Providers:
2020 provides end-to-end solutions for the design and planning of residential and commercial spaces and the manufacturing of furniture. Whether you are a professional designer, home improvement retailer, manufacturer or in the professional dealer network, we provide the software and content to help you be more efficient, integrated and productive.
AEC Daily is a leader in distance learning and has built an educational resource that provides a great variety of quality education in all areas of the architectural, engineering, and construction industry. AEC Daily has approximately 450 online courses approved by a multitude of associations and regulatory bodies from all areas of the AEC industry; from specifiers, interior and building designers, landscape architects, and engineers to building managers and constructors. The majority of the courses are free of charge and all courses are available 24/7.
The ASA Education Foundation has been providing critical education support to the plumbing, heating, cooling, piping industry since 1977. As a division of the American Supply Association, a not-for-profit national organization serving wholesale distributors and their suppliers, the ASAEF provides timely and relevant training to support the needs and goals of the companies within the industry through ASA University.
In 2016, Thermador celebrates 100 years of introducing innovation that drives performance that leads to timeless design. The iconic line of cooking, cleaning, refrigeration and ventilation products remains committed to empowering culinary enthusiasts to be their best through continuous innovation breakthroughs – from the world’s first wall ovens and gas cooktops with the patented Star® Burner to the Freedom® Induction Cooktop, the first full-surface induction appliance, and the Freedom® Collection, the first modular built-in fresh food, freezer and wine preservation columns. Thermador is part of BSH Home Appliances Corporation, a fully owned subsidiary of BSH Hausgeräte GmbH, the largest manufacturer of home appliances in Europe and one of the leading companies in the sector worldwide. For more information, visit www.thermador.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn at: www.facebook.com/thermador, @Thermador, @ThermadorHome and www.linkedin.com/company/thermador, respectively.
For three generations, BLANCO has quietly and passionately elevated the standards for luxury sinks, faucets and decorative accessories. Proud of its European heritage and award-winning German engineering, BLANCO is steadfastly committed to their tradition of high quality, innovative design and unsurpassed service since 1925. Dedicated to quality without compromise, every sink is closely inspected many times before it receives the BLANCO name. A remarkable history of firsts emphasizes BLANCO’s zeal for innovation including the first stainless steel sink to achieve a 10mm radius – STEELART® – the first to market colored hard composite sinks in North America – BLANCO’s pioneering MicroEdge™ technology with its virtual flushmount edge – and the first apron front sink in composite granite. BLANCO also introduced a patented new sink material called DURINOX that is twice the hardness of stainless steel with a warm, velvety finish that is scratch and fingerprint resistant. BLANCO has a long tradition of environmental stewardship and their production facilities operate to strict DIN EN ISO 14001 environmental performance standards.
Blum is well known and valued as an innovative family-owned company that operates on an international scale. It is our motivation to perfect motion. Our solutions make opening and closing furniture a mesmerizing experience, and deliver quality of motion and convenience to the entire home – in particular to kitchens. Our product range is complemented by extensive support services, and it is our goal to be a trusted and future-oriented partner.
Cabico products are offered in three series, each boasting features and benefits designed not only to meet your customers’ needs, but also to help you make your mark. Three distinctive series, each with the same brand promise: uncompromising quality and partnership built around the Cabico human touch- the key to your success at every level.
Caesarstone Ltd. manufactures premium quartz surfaces, which are used in both residential and commercial projects as countertops, vanities, wall cladding, floors and other interior surfaces.
Caesarstone combines beauty with outstanding performance, enabling you to bring your design imagination to life.
CEDIA is the leading global authority in the $19 billion home technology industry. CEDIA represents 3,700 member companies worldwide and serves more than 30,000 industry professionals that manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home. CEDIA is the brand of custom-installed home lifestyle experiences that define a pathway to prosperity for members and ultimate contentment for clients. This is achieved by engaging all integrators and manufacturers, regardless of level of development and geography, with forward-looking insight and the education, tools, relationships, and support necessary to provide clients with best-in-life experiences at home.
Chief Architect Software is a leading developer and publisher of 3D Architectural home design software for both full residential design and kitchen & bath design. Chief Architect uses smart cabinet technology to create various styles, shapes and sizes with a much faster design approach than traditional software. Chief Architect partners with specific manufacturers (cabinets, appliances, doors, windows, countertops, flooring) so styles, finishes and other product-specific design details can be accurately drawn and rendered.
Coverings is the premier international trade fair and expo dedicated exclusively to showcasing the newest in ceramic tile and natural stone. It has grown to be the largest and most important show of its kind in the U.S., featuring exhibitors from more than 50 countries and attracting thousands of distributors, retailers, fabricators, contractors and specifiers, architectural and design professionals, builders and real estate developers, plus the press and journalists who cover this vital and dynamic industry. Coverings is the stage for introducing some of the most innovative tile and stone products in the world. The exposition also serves as a valuable resource for continuing education for all categories of attendees, with informative, accredited seminars and live demonstration sessions conducted throughout the four days and all free of charge.
Delta Faucet Company is the largest U.S. manufacturer of residential and commercial faucets. With brands like Delta, Brizo, and Peerless, the company holds the number one position in U.S. market share and sells in more than 50 countries. Their stylish, innovative products enhance performance and improve consumers’ everyday experiences with water. Delta Faucet is committed to helping concerned consumers identify simple ways to incorporate conservation into their lives.
Since its founding in 1981, Fantech has focused on becoming a leader in the air movement/ventilation industry. Fantech’s two North American manufacturing plants include a 155,000 sq. ft. facility in Lenexa, Kansas, USA as well as a 130,000 sq. ft. manufacturing plant located in Bouctouche, New Brunswick, Canada. Fantech’s strength and stability comes from its alliance with its parent company, Systemair, Sweden. Systemair’s global network of 58 subsidiaries on four continents makes the Systemair Group one of the largest air movement companies in the world. For more than 3 decades, Fantech has been researching, designing and bringing to market “Ventilation Solutions” that ensure better indoor air quality in the buildings.
Fisher & Paykel Since 1934, the Fisher & Paykel design heritage has been founded on a pioneering spirit and culture of curiosity that challenges conventional appliance design to consistently deliver products tailored for human needs. Incorporating outstanding performance, and user-focused innovation, Fisher & Paykel and DCS by Fisher & Paykel appliance brands inspire people through indoor/outdoor kitchen and laundry products, designed with real life in mind. The brands incorporate innovative technologies driven from a passion to produce the most technically advanced, efficient, and contemporary styled appliances. As pioneers of the world’s first drawer dishwasher, DishDrawer®; Fisher & Paykel continues to pave the way for appliance innovation. Since the 1980’s, DCS has defined cooking appliance innovation for the commercial food industry, and designs commercial quality appliances for the home. Fisher & Paykel Appliances is a global company operating in 50 countries, manufacturing in the United States, Mexico, Italy, Thailand and New Zealand. For more information, please visit www.fisherpaykel.com.
Here at Hafele America Co., hardware is our passion and our expertise. We manufacture and sell many of the “little invisibles” that you use every day—from LED lighting to kitchen drawer slides and cabinet hinges to commercial and residential sliding door hardware. We’re a company focused on solving problems—in many instances problems you didn’t even know you had—and bringing our creativity and ingenuity to a very specialized group of businesses and customers. Our products and services typically serve the Furniture, Cabinet, Architectural/Builders and Access Control industries as well as Hospitality and a variety of Design disciplines.
Hanley Wood University
Hanley Wood University leads the market in providing online learning for design and construction professionals. We provide FREE Continuing Education courses for Architects, Builders, Designers, and more. Courses are created by leading industry content specialists, and are accredited by AIA, ASPE, GBCI, IDCEC, NAHB, NARI and NKBA. Our platform design allows more control and easy access to the content you need to maintain your certification, membership and/or license.
A family-run business founded in Germany’s Black Forest, Hansgrohe has developed and produced premium products for bathrooms and kitchens since 1901, and is a trendsetter for the entire industry. Our products feature award-winning design and industry-leading technology. Many of our products feature EcoRight technology, delivering water savings which do not come at the expense of performance.
Since 2007, Infinity Drain has established a reputation for design-centric, premium quality decorative shower drains. With award winning designs and innovations, including the “Site Sizeable” linear drain, Infinity Drain is helping to shape barrier free bathroom design. From hand polishing decorative grates to custom fabricating to your exacting specifications, Infinity Drain offers the broadest selection of decorative choices and installation options.
Headquartered in Racine, Wis., InSinkErator, a business unit of Emerson (NYSE: EMR), is the world’s leading provider of food waste disposers for home and commercial use. With legendary performance and reliability, InSinkErator is the preferred choice of plumbing professionals. As the best-selling food waste disposer brand in the world, millions of InSinkErator disposers are manufactured annually. InSinkErator is also a leading brand of instant hot water dispensers. InSinkErator has operations in over 80 countries worldwide.
Interline Creative Group, Inc. is a full-service marketing organization that offers comprehensive capability and execution excellence through a complete, turnkey collection of marketing tactics. Interline moves quickly to take advantage of shifting market opportunities. We do this by offering a portfolio of new ideas tied to the needs and concerns of today’s business.
The technological leader in performance kitchen appliances, Jenn-Air has transformed the kitchen in design, cooking, and entertaining. Since becoming known for the first ventilated cooktop in 1961, the company has built its reputation on countless patents, exclusive features, and industry firsts that enable consumers to create memorable experiences in the kitchen.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet is the leading manufacturer of premium appliances and cabinetry for outdoor cooking and entertaining. A real passion for the joy of outdoor cooking and a deep commitment to exceptional design, quality and performance are the keys to the company’s success. Kalamazoo’s meticulously crafted products are built by hand in Michigan and available through select retailers, certified design professionals and the company’s website.
At Kichler Lighting, we’ve been shedding light on what’s important since 1938 by creating dependable, high-quality fixtures. Even as a global brand, we focus on building and strengthening relationships with not only customers and professionals, but with homeowners who choose our products for their homes. We offer more than 3,000 trend-right decorative lighting, landscape lighting and ceiling fan products in innumerable styles to enhance everything you do and show everyone you love in the best possible light.
Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies, and a global design and technology leader in kitchen and bath plumbing products.
KraftMaid has more than 40 years of experience building quality, customized cabinetry. KraftMaid Cabinetry is committed to helping consumers create the kitchen of their dreams. KraftMaid offers the best of both worlds. We provide a custom look, with the widest selection of styles, finishes, storage solutions and decorative enhancements in built-to order cabinetry all without the custom price of or lengthy custom lead times.
Driven by innovation and characterized by sophisticated, elegant design, the family-owned and German-based Liebherr Appliances brings the best of European cooling to the Americas. With more than 60 years of expertise in premium refrigeration, Liebherr Appliances combines quality, design, and innovation to offer high-end refrigeration solutions for the modern home or business.
At Merillat cabinetry, we create exceptional, common sense cabinetry for those seeking solutions for the kitchen, bath or entire home. A great American story, Merillat was founded by woodworker and visionary Orville Merillat in Adrian, Michigan in 1946. Through the years, we have prospered through an unyielding commitment to our customers, our dedication to a growing community of dealers, designers and builders. Plus, we are the #1 preferred brand for builders in America. Our innovations have changed the face of an industry, and our unrivaled manufacturing process allows cabinets to be shipped in days – not weeks. We are America’s Cabinetmaker.
M S International, Inc. is a leading nationwide distributor of flooring, countertop, wall tile and hardscaping products. Headquartered in Orange, California, MSI maintains more than 20 distribution centers across the United States and Canada. MSI also has purchasing offices in India, China, Brazil, and Turkey. Founded in 1975, MSI imports over 38,000 containers per year and manages an inventory of over 125 million square feet, including hundreds of thousands of slabs of natural stone and quartz. MSI’s strategy is to work with our customers to enhance the homes and projects of consumers in North America by providing a wide selection of products that are innovative, affordable, and accessible from a single supplier. MSI offers the most competitively priced products with the widest selection and most rapid delivery times available. MSI’s selections include over 5,000 SKUs including natural stone (granite, marble, travertine, slate, limestone, quartzite and sandstone), porcelain, ceramic, glass and quartz. MSI accurately forecasts customer demand and manages inventory levels to ensure that all required products and services needs are provided efficiently and on time.
Native Trails is the premier source for luxury functional art in the kitchen, bath and home. Offering inspired design, Native Trails is best known for hand-hammered, recycled copper sinks and bathtubs. Its artisan-made sustainable product lines have grown to include groundbreaking NativeStone™ concrete sinks, vanities made of reclaimed and FSC-certified woods, range hoods, furniture and a range of home lifestyle products.
Natural Stone Institute has served as the authoritative source of information on standards of natural stone workmanship and practice and the suitable application of natural stone products. Membership in the association is worldwide and includes nearly 2,000 natural stone producers, exporters/importers, distributors/wholesalers, fabricators, finishers, installers, and industry suppliers- all committed to the highest standards of workmanship and ethics. The Natural Stone Institute utilizes an extensive CEU speakers’ bureau to help educate kitchen & design professionals on the use of natural stone.
Family owned since 1917, Perlick Corporation manufactures commercial-quality appliances for a variety of markets. The company’s residential product line features award-winning, durable units, including industry-leading indoor and outdoor undercounter refrigerators, wine reserves, freezers, freezer and refrigerated drawers, ice makers, and beer dispensers. In 2018, the company will bring its history of innovation to the full-size appliance category with the introduction of column refrigerators, freezers, wine reserves, ranges and cooktops. A Milwaukee-based manufacturer, Perlick is dedicated to providing precision-engineered, quality, customizable food and beverage storage, cooking, and serving solutions.
Plott is the only company that is using Augmented Reality and hardware solutions to aid in home design, improvement and the whole process surrounding it. For the past few years we have seen an increased focus on how to imagine, to visualize and how to bring the users into the virtual world. But it shouldn’t end in JUST visualizing, our mission is to close that loop between imagining a project, designing in the virtual, and then bringing that vision to life in the real world.
PPG Industries, Inc
At PPG, we are experts, innovators, leaders and partners. We do more than paint. We empower confident and successful outcomes for all of our customers. Our products, colors, & services are developed for all of our customers’ needs and built to perform for the job at hand, formulated with technology and innovation from a wide range of categories and industries. Our expertise is built over our 135+ years growing and evolving the paint business and informed by our global reach and understanding of customers’ needs in the global market. Our people are flexible and reliable – we think on our feet and are there when you need a partner. We’re fueled by our passion and curiosity to help you solve your next challenge.
QualityCabinets helps transform living spaces into spaces you’ll love, with cabinetry solutions that add long-lasting value and bring utility, comfort and beauty to a home. In homes for GenY to Boomers, loft space to universal design, QualityCabinets provides beautiful solutions that stand the test of time. Based in Ann Arbor, MI, and part of Masco Cabinetry, QualityCabinets delivers design solutions that work — in big spaces and small.
Established in 1978 as a division of Jones Plastic & Engineering, Rev-A-Shelf’s product line began as metal, and polymer Lazy Susan components manufactured for the largest U.S. cabinet manufacturersand has since grown into the market-leadingg innovator of residential cabinet storage solutions and LED cabinet lighting. Rev-A-Shelf manufactures thousands of innovative accessories for your kitchen, bath or closet and with the acquisition of Tresco Lighting, Rev-A-Shelf offers a full line of LED lighting options for residential cabinetry and commercial display fixtures. Rev-A-Shelf’s primary markets include cabinet hardware distributors, large OEM cabinet manufacturers, Lowe’s and Menards home centers, and an array of online web resellers.
More than 10 years ago, Sub-Zero Wolf was formed as the marriage of two companies with the goal of designing and building the world’s premier cooking and preservation appliances. Sub-Zero Freezer Company was the industry’s most recognized manufacturer of premium built-in home refrigerators. Wolf was synonymous with professional cooking equipment for restaurants and hotels. Now, the serious home cook chooses their new brand for people who will have nothing less than the kitchen they have always wanted.
Inspired by a desire to find solutions to problems that had existed for years in the way kitchen worked, (or didn’t work), the Galley was invented by an award-winning kitchen designer whose vision was to create a central workstation hub where every task in his kitchen could be accomplished. He put the very first Galley in his own home. Today, the Galley has grown to be an entire line of super-functional, smart and stylish workstations where one can prep, cook, serve, entertain, and clean-up, all in one convenient place.
Headquartered in Castellón, Spain, TheSize was founded in 2009 with the objective of creating a new material category suitable for exterior and interior construction: kitchen and bath countertops, furnishings, flooring and facades. In 2011, the Neolith brand was launched as high-end compact surface with revolutionary physical and technical features. A term meaning “new stone,” Neolith combines the best natural raw materials with state-of-the-art technology to create a high-tech slab.
Wellborn Cabinet, Inc. is committed to be the most valued provider of kitchen, bath, and whole home cabinetry. Today, Wellborn has vastly increased in product selection to include 7 product lines. Our Aspire Cabinetry is a full access frameless brand that includes wood, decorative laminate textured veneers and high and matt gloss acrylic doors supporting an increasing trend of modern design. Our framed cabinetry includes quality wood and MDF doors supporting the designs from traditional to modern complemented by stains and unlimited paint selections. Owned by Paul Wellborn and the Wellborn family, the quality products are manufactured in Ashland, Alabama at our 2,000,000 square foot facility, which includes a timber processing mill. Since 1961, our company is committed to “Made in the USA.”
Since 1997, San Francisco-based Zephyr has continued to bring design, innovation and technology to the forefront of the kitchen ventilation hood industry. The company has challenged the perception of what ventilation means in kitchen design and created a new awareness of the importance of a high performing ventilation system. With acclaimed talent such as artistic visionary, Fu-Tung Cheng, and industrial designer, Robert Brunner, Zephyr is able to create cutting-edge residential range hoods unlike any other company. In addition, Zephyr has pioneered ventilation hood technology with the industry’s first DCBL Suppression System, an exclusive innovation that delivers the most silent, energy efficient and performance-driven range hoods available today.