Continuing Education

Continuing education strengthens the interior design profession by improving individual attitudes, competencies, knowledge and skills in specific subject areas essential to interior design. Learning experiences focus on the individual and involve activities that encompass thinking, doing and reflection. 

CEU requirements have changed to a national standard adopted by eight provincial associations. Continuing education credits are now reported on-line via the IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) website, using a new tracking system. 

The current reporting cycle is January 1st, 2022 to December 31st, 2024.

How to Register CEU's - Step by Step Guide


CEU Requirements per three year reporting cycle:

Registered/Associate Members                   

Minimum of 30 hours which includes a mandatory requirement of 15 IDCEC approved CEUs, of which 8 must be Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours.

Intern Members 

Minimum of 20 hours which includes a mandatory requirement of 5 IDCEC approved CEUs, all of which  must be Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours.

For summary of CEU requirements (including mid-cycle information) and of non-IDCEC credit and participatory credit information, click here

For assistance on how to report CEU credits via the IDCEC system:

      • visit the IDCEC website, click here 
      • if you are new to the IDCEC registry, the site includes an instruction manual under "Register Your CEUs" tab
      • watch an instructional  video recorded for IDA members, click here 
      • to contact the IDA office, click here