Membership Levels & Requirements

    PROFESSIONAL

    Annual membership dues: $300 (plus one-time $50 application fee)

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    Providing the highest level of membership offered by IDS for designers. Includes free enhanced website listing on IDS National website and CQRID maintenance fee (for CQRID-certified designers). All Professional members must complete 0.4 CEUs (4 hours)  per calendar year. Applicant must have one of the following to qualify:

    • Have taken and passed CQRID or certification with another nationally recognized interior design exam OR

    • A six-year degree in interior design OR

    • A four or five—year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus two years of full-time practical design experience OR

    • A three-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus three years of full-time practical design experience OR

    • A two-year degree in interior design or design-related field*, plus four years of full-time practical interior design experience.

    *Design-related field includes: Art, architecture, etc. (please contact IDS National office for verification)

    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed

    • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field


    Click here for information on the CQRID exam


     

    ASSOCIATE

    Annual membership dues: $225 (plus one-time $50 application fee)

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    For individuals who currently work full-time in interior design or a closely affiliated occupation. Includes free enhanced website listing on IDS National website.

    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed

    • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field (if applicable)

       



    HOME FURNISHINGS SALES SPECIALIST**

    Annual membership dues: $75 (plus one-time $25 application fee)

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    Open to non-designers employed in a retail home furnishings store. This membership level is for an individual member and is not eligible to host chapter meetings.

    Applicant must have the following to qualify:

    • Applicant must be employed in a sales or marketing capacity in a retail furniture store



    STUDENT**

    Annual membership dues: $20 (no application fee)

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    Applicant must have the following to qualify:

    • Proof of full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year interior design program


    Required documentation:

    • Photocopy of current schedule or transcript AND

    • Instructor verification


    **Credentialing may only be used by Professional and Associate members