Experience Requirement: 2 years of kitchen/bath design experience or 1 year of kitchen/bath experience and 1 year of related experience
Education Requirement: Not required but recommended. 30 NKBA education hours or an NKBA-approved college education.
Exam & Format: AKBD academic exam – computer-based multiple choice
Experience Requirement: 5 years — 2 years may come from full-time residential kitchen and bath experience, and 3 years may come from related experience
Education Requirement: 60 NKBA education hours or an NKBA-approved college education
Exam & Format: Must pass AKBD academic exam, application drawing, and CKBD exam (computer-based, multiple choice)
These exams are no longer offered, but CKD/CBD members will continue to hold their certification.
Experience Requirement: 2 years beyond initial CKD or CBD or CKBD certification
Education Requirement: 100 NKBA education hours
Documentation Needed: Application
Exam & Format: No exam – must possess CKBD (or CBD and CKD) certification
The NKBA will retain the full exam fee for candidates that cancel their scheduled exam without at least 72 hours notice.
Candidates who wish to reschedule an exam without at least 72 hours notice will be charged a $100 rescheduling fee.
Candidates who do not appear for their scheduled exam date must re-submit their exam fee. Candidates who wish to cancel their scheduled exam up to 72 hours before their scheduled exam date will be refunded the full exam fee.
Cancellations and postponements must be completed via www.webassessor.com/nkba.