NKBA Accreditation

National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA)

Harper’s program is accredited by the National Kitchen and Bath Association. This means that students have some advantages over other design schools in the Chicago area if they go into kitchen and bath design. 

Harper is the 17th program in the U.S. to receive this endorsement and was the first 2-year program in Illinois. Currently there are 39 nationally endorsed programs. 

Endorsement allows Harper Interior Design graduates to sit for the Associate Kitchen and Bath Designer (AKBD) certification without the required 1 year minimum work experience in the kitchen or bath industry.