Why Should I Join the NKBA?

Education and Certification

Our industry is constantly changing and evolving and it can be difficult to stay on the cutting edge and keep a close eye on innovations and trends.

Learning should never stop, so that’s why we offer continuing education, in conjunction with the BCITO (Building and Construction Industry Training Authority). NKBA offers certification in the following forms: Certified Kitchen Designer (CKDNZ) or Certified Bathroom Designer (CBDNZ).

NKBA Website

Free listings on our website provide direct links to your own. As well as search functionality, and your contact details. In addition to standard listings, there are showcase opportunities to feature design projects, products and publish article of interest. The website is also a place where we provide informative and useful resources, tips and articles for consumers – a chance to educate potential clients on the benefits of using NKBA members.


Even with the best people, skills and competitive prices, customers still may not be knocking down your door unless they can find you. Being affiliated with the NKBA gives members targeted ways to market themselves and their products and services. We market the association and its members through websites, magazines, sponsors, suppliers, home shows, regional chapter meetings and events.

  • NKBA Logo and Certificates
    Announce your member status to customers and reap the benefits of having an Association standing by your name.
  • NKBA Advertising
    National print advertising gains exposure for members. Add in the buzz created around our competitions and conference and there are many targeted advertising avenues.
  • NKBA Publication
    Members can advertise directly to colleagues via the Association’s annual magazine. The magazine is free to all members.
  • Publishing Opportunities
    Stand apart from the crowd by being published in national consumer and trade publications or being featured as an NKBA Design Competition winner.


Association functions unite kitchen and bathroom professionals in each community and acknowledge members for outstanding service. Networking offers valuable business contacts and supplier information and is a way to stay in touch with what is happing in the industry – locally, nationally and to explore international trends.

  • Chapter meetings
    Network with peers and benefit from educational seminars at one of NKBA’s chapters throughout New Zealand.

NKBA Conference

Learn, grow, laugh and explore. The annual conference provides workshops, seminars and trade displays. It provides national business and social networking opportunities to meet with other members, designers, joiners, specifiers, sponsors, suppliers and students.

NKBA Design Competition

An exceptional opportunity to showcase your best work among your peers with the chance to claim prestigious and nationally recognised awards. Winners enjoy increased industry visibility, peer recognition and valuable publicity opportunities. The awards acknowledge the talent of kitchen and bathroom designers to plan safe, functional, personalised spaces that incorporate imaginative design statements and aesthetically pleasing solutions.

Job Listing

The website includes a job listing centre for members to assist in filling or finding job opportunities.

Leadership Roles

At NKBA, there are many opportunities to become a leading voice in the kitchen and bath industry, from local and national officer positions to working with program committees and industry segment councils.
These roles ensure a proactive voice in the industry to protect members by monitoring industry developments.

  • Board of Directors
    This group oversees the chapters and sets policy for the Association. Leadership roles at the local level provide opportunities to network and learn.
  • Conference Speakers
    Members are invited to speak at chapter meetings to share professional insights and experiences.
  • Program Committees
    Set strategies and develop programs in education, membership and communications.
  • Sponsorship Opportunities
    Only NKBA members have the chance to support the Association while gaining prime advertising/publicity for one’s company.
  • Voting Privileges
    Dues paying industry members have the right to vote to determine Association leaders and governance.

Not a member?

Join today and experience the benefits – including increased sales, profitability and visibility.