The NKBA currently recognizes over 55 supported and accredited schools in North America whose kitchen and bath curriculum meet the educational standards established by the NKBA.
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) recently announced Georgian College as the newest addition to their Supported Programs. Georgian College, located in Barrie, Ontario, has met all requirements to become an NKBA Supported Program provider of the Kitchen and Bath Design (KBDE) Ontario College Graduate Certificate, effective January 1, 2015. This is a 1-year (2 semesters) program consisting of 44.5 semester credits.
NKBA Accreditation serves the professional needs of the industry and ensures consistent, quality education for students who want to become kitchen or bath professionals. The NKBA currently recognizes over 55 supported and accredited schools in North America whose kitchen and bath curriculum meet the educational standards established by the NKBA.
NKBA Supported Program status is the first step to attaining full accreditation. To become an NKBA Accredited Program, an educational institution must have a kitchen and bath curriculum that prepares students for the NKBA Certification Exams. NKBA kitchen and bath design programs are evaluated with respect to mission, administration, curriculum, faculty, and resources to determine eligibility and ability to fulfill the Association’s requirements for fully accredited status.
Georgian College earned NKBA Supported Program status by demonstrating that it meets the initial requirements toward accreditation, which represent the basis of a program the NKBA considers essential for quality education. Each student must complete classroom work and internships monitored by the educational institution, which will enhance and extend the classroom experiences and make certain that they meet the NKBA’s required student competencies.
About the National Kitchen & Bath Association and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show
The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) is the not-for-profit trade association that owns the KBIS®. With nearly 14,000 member companies representing tens of thousands of members in segments of the kitchen and bath industry, the NKBA has educated and led the kitchen and bath industry since its founding in 1963. The mission of the NKBA is to enhance member success and excellence, promote professionalism and ethical business practices, and provide leadership and direction for the kitchen and bath industry worldwide. For more information, visit NKBA.org or call 1-800-THE-NKBA (843-6522).
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