NKBA-certified designers are nationally 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. Certified designers have demonstrated a thorough knowledge of residential construction, and mechanical and electrical systems through NKBA standard examinations.
Certified Kitchen Designer is someone who specializes in the design, planning and execution of residential kitchen and bathrooms. They must prove advanced knowledge of the technical and personal communications skills required to succeed.
A CKD must have a minimum of seven years of experience, as well as, aa minimum of three years must be specifically from full-time residential
kitchen/bath design experience. The remaining
four years can consist of full-time kitchen/bath
design, related experience, or formal education.
A Certified Aging in Place Specialist identifies those that have been trained to help seniors & older adults live in their homes safely as they age.
The designation program was created by the NAHB Remodelers of the National Association of Home Builders in collaboration with Home Innovation Research Labs, NAHB 50+ Housing Council and the AARP developed the Certified Aging-In-Place Specialist. The CAPS program helps professionals learn the technical, business management and customer service skills needed to serve the needs of older adults.