Are you a recent or soon-to-be graduate? Consider earning a certification as an Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD).
The National Kitchen & Bath Association offers three levels of certification starting with AKBD, and each step is a testament to your continuing growth, increasing knowledge, experience and expertise in the field.
What does this mean for you? As a designer, you will be recognized as having more credibility, which translates to more earning potential and value-added to future employers and clients.
The Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer Examination is:
- A computer-based academic exam with 150 multiple-choice questions;
- Completed in a three-hour time period;
- Segmented into four major content categories: Planning & Design, Construction/Mechanical Systems, Business Management and Products/Materials.
- Available only to NKBA members.
The exam may be taken Monday through Saturday, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., at a certified testing center.
NKBA requires AKBD candidates to document:
- Two years of industry experience, including
- One year of experience in the kitchen and bath industry
- One year of related experience or formal education
- 30 hours of NKBA Education or equivalent, recommended but not required.
- AKBD application;
- Two professional affidavits (one may be from an educator at the college);
- College transcripts (Earn education hours toward your next certification);
- Exam fees
For more information on the AKBD exam for students, please contact NKBA Member Services at 800-THE-NKBA (843-6522) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.