The National Kitchen & Bath Association

Kitchen & Bath Industry
As the only trade association dedicated exclusively to the kitchen and bath industry, NKBA is the leading source of information and education for all professionals.
NKBA aids industry professionals through NKBA University and professional development courses that raise the bar for kitchen and bath professionals. In addition, NKBA offers certifications in design for individuals that pass written exams and who prove themselves through years of experience. These programs ensure our businesses will have a strong talent pool in the future. With more than 50 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, our association acts as the glue that holds the industry together with peer networking from community to community.

The National Kitchen and Bath Association is a growing non-profit trade association with more than 36,000 members. We’ve led the kitchen and bath industry for over 40 years by providing resources for consumers and industry professionals. Not only does NKBA host the world’s largest trade show, the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) and offer educational programs, but we also enhance the success of our members by promoting professionalism and ethical business practices. In order to benefit consumers, our association monitors national and state legislation to protect the industry, our members and consumers.

Need more information about why NKBA members are the most skilled professionals in the industry? NKBA Professional Development Courses raise the bar for kitchen and bath professionals.

NKBA Kitchen and Bath Designer Certifications are based on written examinations and extensive industry experience. NKBA Certification lets consumers know that their designer’s professional skills have been independently evaluated and tested and that they’re committed to improving those skills through ongoing education and professional development.

With more than 65 chapters throughout the United States and Canada, the National Kitchen and Bath Association is the ultimate source for kitchen and bath resources and the primary means of uniting the industry!

Become an NKBA Member

NKBA Membership (pdf)
Student NKBA Membership (pdf)

NKBA National web site
The New York Tri-State Chapter

Mission Statement
The mission of the New York Tri-State Chapter 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 in the New York Tri-State region.

Our vision is to become the go to source for the kitchen and bath industry in the New York Tri-State region.


I. To be Recognized as Experts in Our Industry

• By creating a more diverse marketing plan
• By gaining more community recognition
• Hosting new events
• By creating committees

II. Create Chapter Growth

• Attract and involve membership
• Promote value over other associations

III. Resolve Legislative Issues

• Monitor new legislation as it occurs
• Create more funding to support legislative efforts
• Ensure that our organization is included in any pertinent legislation

IV. Evoke Change at the National Level

• Lower membership costs for larger businesses
• By creating new, additional positions
• Rewarding Study Group volunteers
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