New Committees Formed by NKBA
Hackettstown, NJ The National Kitchen & Bath Association has
formed four new ad hoc committees to examine several aspects of the
The committees, formed at a recent board of directors meeting of
the Hackettstown, NJ-based NKBA, include the following:
- An Ad Hoc Design Competition/Design Idea Center Committee. This
committee will review the NKBA’s current design competition judging
procedure, analyze the rules and policies of the contest, and
recommend ways to increase participation. In addition, the
committee will review procedures for developing the NKBA’s annual
Design Idea Center, which is part of each year’s Kitchen/Bath
Industry Show (K/BIS).
- An Ad Hoc Role Delineation Study Committee. This committee is
charged with developing a role delineation study, which serves as
the foundation for the competencies tested in the NKBA’s
- An Ad Hoc Exam Devel-opment Committee. This committee, created
in response to the increased number of people testing for
certification, will focus on developing both kitchen and bath
academic design exams.
- An Ad Hoc Career Development Committee. This committee will be
responsible for devising “a clear, defined career path for the
kitchen and bath industry professional to follow” including
educational programs and additional certifications up to and beyond
the CKD and CBD according to the NKBA.
“The kitchen and bath industry has become so varied and so vast
that reaching NKBA’s certification level may be too much for some
industry professionals who are just starting out, or not
challenging enough for veteran professionals,” observed NKBA
president Stephanie Witt, CKD, CBD.
“By examining the career development of a kitchen and bath
industry professional, this committee will be able to recommend if
NKBA should implement various levels of certification, allowing us
to service all aspects of the kitchen and bath industry,” Witt