Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD)

By selecting an NKBA Certified Designer, you will be working with a professional who:

  • Is a member of the NKBA, a professional organization that provides them with the training and tools needed to succeed.

  • Has demonstrated comprehensive knowledge in kitchen and bath design, as well as construction, mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems.

  • Adheres to a strict code of professional conduct.

  • Is an expert in the NKBA Kitchen & Bath Planning Guidelines & Access Standards, which recognize the importance of consumer health, safety and welfare in kitchen and bath design.

  • Is skilled at assessing consumers’ individual needs and wants and creating designs that meet and exceed these requirements.

  • Remains current on local building codes, safety and environmental regulations, and the wealth of new products and equipment on the market. 

Certified Aging In Place Specialist (CAPS):

  • Creating a Safe, Accessible Home for All Abilities and Ages.
  • Many older homeowners want to continue to live in a familiar environment (“Age in Place) throughout their maturing years. By instituting simple, universal design techniques, professional Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists can help ensure that you live in your home comfortably, safely, and independently for as long as you want, regardless of age or ability level.


Certified Green Professional (CGP): 


  • Offering a greater understanding of sustainable building techniques and methods to achieve higher energy-efficiency; educating consumers on the enhanced environmental impact, increased performance and health benefits of green homes; offering strategies for incorporating green building principles into homes using cost-effective and affordable options…