Portfolio Application to Gain Professional Membership Status

If you are a client giving an applicant a reference, please fill in the form here.

  • Personal Information

  • Please provide a detailed work history of your time in the industry. Give details of present and past employers, including contact details and position held during employment.
    DateEmployerPositionJob Description 
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  • Please provide the following
    • Two sets of complete kitchen or bathroom plans, including floor plans and elevations, client brief and specification sheet.
    • Two supporting affidavits from the clients submitted in your portfolio signed and dated.
    • A personal recommendation from an industry professional, signed and dated.
    • A written portfolio of achievements and credentials.
    Please provide any additional information you feel applies and may assist with your application. Compress all information into a zip file before uploading.
    Accepted file types: zip.
  • Please upload a passport style photo to submit along with your application.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png, pdf.
  • Application fee

  • Please forward payment to Certified Designers Society
    BNZ 02-0214-0071832-000
    Please use your Name as Reference and ‘Membership’ in particulars.

  • Certification of Professional Experience

  • The rules established by the NKBA Certified Designers Society require that the Board of the Society may certify only persons of proven competence to design, plan and supervise the installation of residential kitchens and bathrooms. So that the Board may satisfy this requirement the applicant is required to present this Certification form to clients for whom she/he has designed, planned and supervised the installation of a complete kitchen or bathroom within ONE YEAR preceding the application.

  • Client Reference

    You will need to have a client supply a reference for you. The link for the form they need to fill out can be found here.