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In order to meet the increasing educational need for qualified professionals in the kitchen and bath industry, NKBA created the Professional Development Program. The NKBA Professional Development Courses and Continuing Education offers the foundation for professional career growth – through its planning guidelines, course offerings, technical resource and reference manuals, books, learning tools and multi-level certification program.

The NKBA Professional Development Program offers invaluable opportunities for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their career through the industry’s premier courses and conferences. NKBA provides focused training and unique networking opportunities to discuss industry-related issues in classroom settings throughout North America and through distance learning. The NKBA Professional Development Program is designed to assist you in achieving your professional goals and support you and the way you choose to conduct business in today’s changing industry.

For students entering the industry, NKBA offers Supported and Endorsed Programs at colleges and universities throughout North America where NKBA-approved curriculum is offered at one, two, and four-year learning institutions. From there, it’s a smooth leap into the industry and a quick springboard to becoming an NKBA certified designer.

Who attends?

NKBA Professional Development Programs are available for all levels of professionals in the kitchen and bath industry, as well as individuals in the construction, remodeling and design fields. Kitchen and bath professionals attend courses to enhance their careers by staying up to date on the latest trends and techniques, to obtain further Continuing Education Units (CEUs) towards their industry certifications or to gain experience in a new aspect of the industry. Attendees range from entry-level design and sales professionals at the introductory-level courses to seasoned decision makers at the more advanced-level courses.

Contact the Chapter VP of Professional Development if you have any further questions.