HACKETTSTOWN, NJ — The National Kitchen & Bath Assn., a non-profit trade association with more than 42,000 members, on March 7 announced that it will offer candidates taking its design exams the option of using the traditional paper and pencil hand drafting approach or using a modified CAD program, effective Sept. 20.
These candidates are testing to obtain NKBA certification status as a Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), Certified Kitchen Educator (CKE), Certified Bath Designer (CBD) and/or Certified Bath Educator (CBE).
Initially, there are three program choices: 20-20 Technologies, Autokitchen/AutoCAD and Fusion (formerly Planit’s Fusion). In the future, other CAD options may be available. The three companies chosen for the initial rollout are the most widely used, according to a recent NKBA survey. All three companies agreed to modify their software per the NKBA’s requirements at no charge to the association and to supply candidates with free test software.
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