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Whether you’re a recent graduate or currently in school, the NKBA wants to help you explore exciting career opportunities in the kitchen and bath industry.

Join the NKBA — Become a Student Member

The NKBA offers a student membership to all those studying in the design and construction fields. And, now student memberships are FREE thanks to new Platinum Sponsorship provided by Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove products and Moen.  

As a student member, you get free membership, compliments of Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove products and Moen, and a complimentary pass to KBIS, the country’s biggest and best trade show devoted to kitchens and baths; are eligible to enter NKBA Student Design Competition and other contests, and receive discounts on NKBA Professional Knowledge publications.

Take advantage of the networking and educational opportunities that the NKBA has to offer and find the perfect outlet to express your creativity, passion and growing knowledge of the industry.  You’ll be able to market yourself and further your career by attending local chapter meetings and the Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS┬«), a centerpiece of North America’s kitchen & bath industry. Chapter meetings offer a forum for education and networking to help connect you with potential employers. Use our website to search industry-specific job and internship listings.

If you’re attending an NKBA-affiliated school, new offerings will be released over the next several months including; access to online matching centers for internships and mentoring, professional coaching webinars and online programs, and a web page to build your student profile and begin showcasing your work. If yours is a Founding Member affiliated school, you get bonus benefits so check with your program coordinator.

NKBA Student Member Benefits:

Free or discounted kitchen and bath design software from 2020.
Free or discounted kitchen and bath design software from Chief Architect – click here to get more information.
Access to NKBA planning forms and other business management documents.
Use of the NKBA Planning Guidelines with Access Standards to design your kitchen or bath project.

For questions regarding your membership, contact NKBA Member Engagement at (800) THE-NKBA (843-6522) or email


This brochure has been developed to help clarify the benefits and opportunities that joining the NKBA offers to students.

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