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 Class 1  February 23rd  Orientation / Residential Construction
 Class 2  March 2nd  Kitchen & Bath Products and Materials (2nd edition)
 Class 3  March 9th  Kitchen & Bath Design Presentation (2nd edition)
 Class 4  March 16th  Kitchen Planning (2nd edition)
 Class 5  March 23rd  Bath Planning (2nd edition)
 Class 6  March 30th  Kitchen & Bath Business /
Project Management (2nd edition)
 Class 7  April 6th  Kitchen & Bath Sustainable Design **NEW BOOK**
 Class 8  April 13th  Design Principles
 Class 9  April 20th  Kitchen and Bath Lighting
 Class 10  April 27th  Review / Exam


Location: First Merchants Bank, 5915 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220

For more information on the Study Group, please contact:

Janice Pattee, CKD

NKBA developed its certification programs as a way for kitchen and bath professionals to enhance their careers and market themselves as experts in the specific competencies related to their business. Find out more about certifications.

NKBANationalsponsors paid courses for those wanting to further their education, as well as for those wanting exhaustive preparation prior to sitting for certification exams.Find out more about courses.

  • The AKBD exams are held from 8:00 am – 11:00 am
  • The CKD and CBD Exam (design portion) is held from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Candidates taking both parts of the CKD or CBD exam will take the AKBD in the morning, followed by the CKD or CBD design exam in the afternoon.

AKBD Exam:
The AKBD academic exam is the qualifying exam for AKBD certification, and serves as the academic exam for both the CKD and CBD certification exams. It is a three-hour multiple choice exam based on NKBA’sProfessional Resource Library.

CKD or CBD exam:
The CKD and CBD exams consist of two parts: the AKBD academic exam and either the CKD or CBD design exam. The design exam is a 6 hour practical exam that requires the candidate to produce 4 project documents in accordance with client needs, NKBA design guidelines, and the NKBA drawing and presentation standards. The four mandatory project documents for the CKD and CBD are:

  • Floor Plan
  • Mechanical/Construction Plan (Allowed to combine both in one drawing.)
  • Elevation Plan
  • Specification Form

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