Membership Categories

The following categories of Membership are established in the Association:

  • Registered Member
  • Provisional Member
  • Associate Member
  • Student Member
  • Fellow Member
  • Honourary Member
  • Inactive Member
  • Retired Member

 

Registered Member

A Registered Member is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • is actively engaged in the interior design profession
  • has either:a degree, which meets the minimum CIDA educational standards and is approved by Council, or been a Registered Member in good standing continuously since 2000
  • has passed the NCIDQ examination and all examinations that are prescribed by Council
  • has successfully completed a minimum combination of six years of education and practical training.
  • The education component must meet the requirements as set out in Item 3.4.2. of the bylaws.
  • A minimum of two years of the practical training must be under the direct supervision of a fully qualified Member of an interior design association recognized by Council
  • is of good character and adheres to the ethical standards of the Association
  • pays, in full, fees, dues or levies in the Association
  • provides proof of current professional liability insurance coverage
  • fulfills all requirements for currency as prescribed by Council, and
  • fulfills all requirements for continuing education as prescribed by Council.
  • A Registered Member shall be permitted to use the designation IDA and IDC following their name to denote Membership in the Association.

 Registered Membership Requirements At-a-Glance

Provisional Member

A Provisional Member is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • is actively engaged in the interior design profession
  • has either: graduated from a CIDA accredited interior design program, or has attained an equivalency that meets the minimum CIDA educational standards for an accredited interior design educational program
  • is of good character and adheres to the ethical standards of the Association
  • pays, in full, fees, dues or levies in the Association
  • provides proof of current professional liability insurance coverage
  • fulfills all requirements for currency as prescribed by Council, and
  • fulfills all requirements for continuing education as prescribed by Council
  • A Provisional Member must record their Interior Design experience in a format prescribed by Council.
  • A Provisional Member must under take to write and successfully complete the NCIDQ examination within three years of having completed the eligibility requirements for the NCIDQ examination.
  • A Provisional Member who fails to successfully complete the NCIDQ examination within the time prescribed in Item 3.6.3 must:make immediate application for transfer to another category of membership if eligible, or
  • will cease to be a member of the Association.
  • Upon successful completion of the NCIDQ examination, the individual may make application for membership in the Association as a Registered Member.
  • A Provisional Member shall not be permitted to use any designation following their name to denote Membership in the Association.

 Provisional Membership Requirements At-a-Glance

Associate Member

An Associate Member is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • is actively engaged in the interior design profession
  • has either:a diploma in interior design technology which is recognized by Council, or a diploma in architectural technology that is recognized by Council.
  • has passed all examinations that are prescribed by Council
  • is of good character and adheres to the ethical standards of the Association
  • pays, in full, fees, dues or levies in the Association
  • provides proof of current professional liability insurance coverage
  • fulfills all requirements for currency as prescribed by Council, and
  • fulfills all requirements for continuing education as prescribed by Council
  • An Associate Member shall be permitted to use the designation “IDA, Associate” following their name to denote Membership in the Association.

 Associate Membership Requirements At-a-Glance

Student Member

A Student Member is one who meets all of the following criteria:

  • is enrolled as a student in a post-secondary interior design education program that is approved by Council
  • is of good character and adheres to the ethical standards of the Association, and
  • pays, in full, fees, dues or levies in the Association
  • A Student Member shall not be permitted to use any designation following their name to denote Membership in the Association.
  • A Student Member must make application for Membership as a Provisional Member within six months of completion of the current academic year, unless the applicant re-enrolls in a post-secondary interior design education program which is approved by Council.

 Student Membership Requirements At-a-Glance

Fellow Member

A Fellow Member is a current or former Registered Member or Associate Member who has and meets all of the following criteria:

  • made outstanding contributions to the Association
  • made outstanding contributions to the profession of interior design
  • is of good character and adheres to the ethical standards of the Association, and
  • has been a member in good standing for a minimum of fifteen cumulative years, not including the years when they chose to be on leave

 

Inactive Membership Requirements At-a-Glance

Retired Membership Requirements At-a-Glance