Reporting your CEUs

CEUs are Self Reported

The NKBA CEU Program

The NKBA requires that all certified members earn 2.0 CEU (or 20 hours of education) every two years. Each two year cycle runs from July 1 – June 30. Certified members who do not meet the CEU requirements at the end of the cycle, will lose their NKBA Certification


The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) program provides NKBA-certified members with the tools to excel in their profession or to promote their expertise to consumers. CEUs provide the opportunity for individuals to have recognition of their efforts to update or broaden their occupational knowledge and skills.

One CEU is defined as 10 contact hours.  A contact hour is defined as 60 minutes of interaction between a learner and facilitator or between a learner and materials that have been prepared to facilitate learning, such as an on-line on-demand course.

An activity where the certified member is on the receiving end of formal training is applicable for CEU credit, provided it pertains to the kitchen and bath industry.  A course less than one hour in length does not qualify for CEU credit.  Courses are recorded in tenths of hours.  Partial hours must be rounded to the nearest tenth.

NKBA Hours vs. CEUs

Any NKBA member pursuing certification must earn NKBA education hours to meet the education requirement for certification.  NKBA professional development courses, formal college education, and NKBA approved chapter courses are the only forms of education that are accepted toward certification.


Industry professionals and consumers are better protected in a more educated marketplace.  By ensuring that all certified members maintain an adequate level of knowledge, the NKBA will assist in building consumer confidence and trust in the industry.  


CEUs are awarded for participation in formal educational activities with professional associations, business and industry, occupational groups, and academic education. Workshops, seminars, training programs, conferences, institutes, and short courses relating to the kitchen & bath industry may qualify.  Members can submit courses from any organization for CEUs.  Each submission must then be approved by the Certification Dept.  


For Certified NKBA Members

To submit your CEU, complete an online CEU Reporting Form. Once completed, click to send the information directly to the NKBA Certification Department for processing. Faxed or mailed CEU reporting forms will not be accepted. You are not required to submit an online CEU Reporting Form for NKBA on-line or in-person NKBA education course. Certified members’ NKBA CEU records will be automatically updated when the class is closed by the NKBA. You are responsible for submitting your own CEU for attending a chapter meeting. We recommend that you maintain your own attendance records, in the event of a discrepancy.


Report your CEU's using the NKBA form found at on the NKBA website at Learn > Professionals > Certification Forms (Learn/Professionals/Certification/Forms/ReportingForm.aspx).

To check your CEU's, log into the website, click on your name in the top bar and then select "CEUs" in the right column.

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