Welcome to NKBA Certification + Design

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Note: Learners will not receive CEU or NKBA Education Hour credits for courses or webinars that were taken twice during the same CEU cycle. The current CEU cycle is: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018.

Now you can take charge of your career like never before.

Whether you’re a novice or experienced professional looking to enhance your design or business skills or add to your credentials through NKBA certification; or a student striving to break into the industry, NKBA’s innovative new approach to Learning & Professional Development is perfect for you. You can browse courses three ways.

Browse Courses by Learning Path:

NKBA Learning Paths provide an individualized approach to professional development by letting you personally manage your career growth in eight key competency areas. Each path offers a step-by-step approach from introductory through experienced levels.

  1. Design & Inspiration – Design and plan safe and effective kitchens and bathrooms; utilize key industry information and planning guidelines based on historical review, current industry environment, future trends, consumer lifestyles, research, building codes and current industry practices.
  2. Communication – Ensure clear communication within and outside of the organization.
  3. Adapt & Innovate (Change Management) – Work effectively in the face of ambiguity and change; adjust priorities and skills to successfully tackle new challenges.
  4. Focus on the Customer – Deliver exceptional customer service; build internal and external mechanisms to continuously improve the customer experience.
  5. Business Management – Achieve positive business results by managing resources; control risk by aligning finance, organizational structure and marketing initiatives to business goals.
  6. Leadership – Become a role model, empowering yourself and others, promoting ethical behavior, encouraging the exchange of information and managing workloads to achieve business goals.
  7. Sales & Marketing – Build relationships and offer solutions that meet customer needs; analyze and prioritize sales activities to increase market share, grow current accounts and develop new customers.
  8. Talent Management – Participate in the selection, onboarding and ongoing development of organizational talent.

Browse Courses by Learning Type:

  • Curriculum – Collection of courses, events, or materials.
  • Courses – Available 24/7.
  • Course Calendar – Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or a Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)
  • Materials – Recorded Webinars

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Click here to see the entire course catalog.