Designer Membership Levels & Requirements

    PROFESSIONAL

    Annual membership dues: $350 (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:

    • Certification with a 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

     

    Associate

    Annual membership dues: $275 (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)


    Design firm membership

    If you have over 3 designer members on staff at your design firm, you are eligible for firm membership. Each IDS member after your first 3 will receive 20% off their IDS membership. This applies for both Associate and Professional membership. To take advantage of the design firm rate, please contact Angie Morse at [email protected]


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