Local Designer Awarded Kitchen & Bath Industry’s Highest Accreditation

Westbrook, CT – February 2005 – Local designer and owner of Covenant Kitchens & Baths, Inc., Gerard Ciccarello, recently was awarded the accreditation of Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer (CMKBD), the highest level of achievement and accomplishment offered by the National Kitchen & Bath Association. The association’s Certified Master Kitchen and Bathroom Designer program is designed to benchmark the skills and knowledge of those senior professionals with more than 10 years of kitchen and bath industry experience.


“With this new accreditation, I’m pleased to offer consumers and other design professionals an even greater confidence of my knowledge, ability and experience in the design of today’s sophisticated, residential kitchens and baths,” says Ciccarello.

To qualify for the CMKBD title, candidates must possess both the CKD (Certified Kitchen Designer) and CBD (Certified Bath Designer) certificates. In addition to this work experience and certification prerequisites, CMKBD candidates must complete 100 hours of CMKBD approved professional development training and obtain third party endorsements attesting to their design excellence. All candidates must also pass a written CMKBD certification examination, which tests their knowledge of the basic principles behind kitchen and bathroom design.

Who needs a Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer?

Anyone who is considering a new kitchen or bath needs a CMKBD. This includes the consumer, the architect, the professional builder, or the interior designer/decorator. The CMKBD will not only do the total job for the consumer, but their assistance to architects, interior designers and builders is invaluable when it comes to technical knowledge, product supply, and supervision in the planning and development of residential kitchens and baths.