Certifications

AKBD

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.

CKBD

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.

CMKBD

Defined: The Certified Master Kitchen and Bath Designer is a program which recognizes extraordinary experience and achievements in the kitchen and bath industry. The CMKBD must possess not only their CKBD certification, but must have an additional seven years of experience in the industry beyond the date of their first certification. CMKBDs must also meet additional requirements included in the checklist below.

Requirements: Candidates applying for the CMKBD certification are required to have both their CKBD certification prior to applying. Candidates must also have an additional seven (7) years of industry experience in addition to the knowledge that they have already demonstrated to earn their CKBD designation. Four (4) years of this additional experience must be from full-time kitchen/bath design.

Applicants must also earn a minimum of 100 hours of NKBA education, NKBA approved college coursework and/or CMKBD requirements. 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.

Pacific Design Academy

The Pacific Design Academy was founded in 1991 to provide quality education in the design arts. From our earliest program offerings in Interior Design, the Academy has grown to become the pre-eminent private design school in Victoria. Our classes are led by practicing professional designers, which ensures our curriculum is appropriate to the needs of the design marketplace.