Study Group



1st Steps to Professional NKBA Certification

Become a certified professional. Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD), Certified Kitchen & Bath Professional (CKBP) Certified Kitchen Designer, or Certified Bath Designer, (CKD or CBD)


1) Add to your professional arsenal.
2) Set yourself apart from the competition.
3) Distinguish yourself to consumers as professional in the Kitchen & Bath Industry.
4) Enhance your knowledge and skills.
5) Prepare for the AKBD, CKBP, CKD and CBD exams.


NKBA requires AKBD candidates to document one year in the industry plus 30 hours NKBA education or NKBA approved college coursework, plus two professional affidavits; or

Graduates with certification from an NKBA Accredited Program (30 hours NKBA Education hours plus 160-hour internship.) (Call NKBA customer service at 800-843-6522 to verify eligibility or visit for a full description of requirements.)


Twelve-session workshop for exam preparation.
$100 check (payable to NKBA)
$50.00 refundable upon Certification.
Twelve practice exams.
Eleven NKBA Certified Industry Speakers.


See the 2017 Study Group Schedule Announcement.


The second and fourth Wednesdays of each month
Beginning February 22 to August 9, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Arrive at 5:30; Class begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.


9 volume NKBA Professional Resource Library
(2nd edition now available
Additional Information:
Penny Letson, AKBD, VP Professional Development
NKBA Columbia River Chapter

Click here for the above flyer 2017 1st Steps to Professional NKBA Certification PDF
Click here for 2017 Study Group Registration PDF form
Click here for 2017 Commitment Statement PDF form

Click here for 2017 Study Group Schedule