The National Kitchen & Bath Association now offers a Professional Resource Library — a series of business and design books for industry professionals. The series includes nine volumes that cover design, products, residential construction, mechanical systems, business practices, drawing, installation, and more. Each volume was written by industry experts and reviewed by technical editors and peer professionals.

The information is presented with color photographs, drawings, charts, graphs, and tables. The Kitchen and Bath Business Management book provides a CD-ROM with a variety of business forms to help K&B professionals organize and streamline their operations.

The books are now the basis for the NKBA's certification exams for Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer (AKBD), Certified Kitchen Designer (CKD), and Certified Bath Designer (CBD). Visit to browse book excerpts. The series is available for purchase at the Web site, with a cost range of $73 to $82 for members and $85.95 to $95.95 for nonmembers.