NKBA Certified Kitchen & Bath Designers

NKBA-certified designers demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in kitchen and bath design, as well as construction, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems. They are widely recognized as experts in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines with Access Standards, which recognize the importance of consumer health, safety and welfare in kitchen and bath design. Our certified designers are also well respected for their skill in assessing consumers’ individual needs and creating designs that meet and exceed their expectations.


Defined: An Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer is a certified professional, knowledgeable in product selection, space planning, materials and finishes.

Requirements: Applicants must document a minimum of two (2) years experience. At least one year must be specifically within the kitchen/bath industry. The second year of experience may be in a related industry.

Applicants must also earn a minimum of 30 hours of NKBA education or NKBA approved college coursework. Education must be completed before the candidate’s application for certification can be approved. Courses should be documented as accurately as possible on the application.