Get InvolvedBecome a Member

Join IIDA

IIDA Membership provides you with a network of diverse industry professionals and offers you the opportunity to advance your career with continuing education, inspiration, professional development, and industry recognition.

IIDA works to advocate for design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession. Member benefits include subscriptions to leading trade magazines, tuition reimbursement opportunities, and access to the member Directory and IIDA Career Center.


Membership Levels

Professional Interior Designer

If you are an interior designer who is actively engaged in the profession and have passed the NCIDQ exam, you qualify as an IIDA Professional Member.

OR

If you are actively engaged in the profession and meet the following requirements:

  • Completed two to four years of coursework in an interior design or architecture program
  • 15 years of work experience
  • Can provide three letters of recommendation from IIDA members in good standing that can support the candidate’s career achievements in the Interior Design profession

LEARN MORE

Professional Architect

If you are an Architect actively engaged in the profession of Interior Design and have passed the ARE exam, you qualify as a Professional Member.

OR

If you are actively engaged in the profession and meet the following requirements:

  • Completed two to four years of coursework in an interior design or architecture program
  • 15 years of work experience
  • Can provide three letters of recommendation from IIDA members in good standing that can support the candidate’s career achievements in the Interior Design profession

LEARN MORE

Associate Member

If you are an interior designer with a minimum of two years formal interior design education, and are not NCIDQ-certified, you qualify as an IIDA Associate Member.

LEARN MORE

Educator Member

If you are a full-time instructor, department chair, or adjunct professor in a post-secondary program of interior design at any university or accredited school of interior design, we invite you to join IIDA as a Professional or Associate member at reduced membership rates.

LEARN MORE

Student Member

IIDA Student Membership provides students enrolled in an interior design program the resources they need for educational and professional development, that are not available on campus. These benefits are exclusive to IIDA Student Members and give aspiring designers unique opportunities to build professional connections that extend well after graduation.

LEARN MORE

Affiliate Member

If you are actively engaged in a field other than interior design such as landscape architecture, lighting design, or architectural photography, you can join IIDA as an Affiliate member.

LEARN MORE

International Member

If you an active Interior Designer located outside of an area covered by an IIDA chapter, you can apply as an International Member. International Members can join at the Professional, Associate, or Affiliate level.

LEARN MORE

Industry Member

If you are a manufacturer or dealer/distributor of interior design products, IIDA Industry Membership is right for you!

Designed to enhance your networking relationships with IIDA Members and Chapters, IIDA Industry Members have access to increased opportunities for networking with interior designers and students at Association programs and events.

LEARN MORE

Member Benefits

COMPLIMENTARY PUBLICATIONS

Professional and Associate members in the United States receive complimentary magazines and publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events.

TUITION REIMBURSEMENT

NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund
With an inaugural gift from Mannington Commercial, this Fund offers IIDA Associate Members an opportunity to apply for financial assistance upon passing all three parts of the NCIDQ exam.


IIDA Sustainable Design Education Fund
The establishment of the Sustainable Design Education Fund is an important Foundation initiative. This fund serves as a vehicle to advance the awareness and knowledge on the topic of sustainable design. IIDA Student, Professional, and Associate Members who take and pass the LEED Accreditation Exam may apply for consideration for tuition reimbursement.

ADVOCACY

For over 20 years IIDA Members have advanced the quality of life for their clients and the public by creating interior spaces that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also functional, safe, and building code compliant – from state-of-the-art cancer treatment facilities to sustainable renovations of multi-story condominium complexes.

Whether you would like to get involved in a local election, join an interior design state legislative coalition, or advance the knowledge of your clients and the public, IIDA Advocacy provides you the tools you need to leave a lasting impact on the policy process.

IIDA CAREER CENTER

IIDA Career Center contains the largest source of Interior Design jobs in the nation. It’s where Interior Design professionals go to find the right Interior Design jobs and where employers go to find the highest quality Interior Design talent.

Who to Contact

IIDA Memberships, Levels, and Dues, are managed by IIDA HQ. Visit IIDA.org to join, renew, or log into the secure Member site.

You may contact IIDA NY VPs of Membership with questions about local member benefits. Email: membership@iidany.org


Subscribe

Join one or more of our email lists to stay informed about upcoming IIDA NY Events and Forums. We respect your privacy and will not sell or share our mailing lists.