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NCIDQ EXAMINATION

Completion of the NCIDQ Examination recognizes that an individual has met minimum competency standards for the practice of interior design.

IIDA NYC NCIDQ STUDY GROUP

If you are considering taking the NCIDQ examination and would like the support of your peers with the daunting task of studying, please join us to learn more.

IIDA TALKING POINTS FOR THE NCIDQ EXAM

The NCIDQ examination is a test of minimum entry-level competence in interior design and focuses on those specific aspects of interior design that affect the public’s access, health, life safety, and wellbeing. The examination is used by NCIDQ’s member boards as a basis for licensure and reciprocity across North America and is the only examination used by all U.S. and Canadian boards.

PPI NCIDQ RESOURCE CENTER

Free and paid resources to help interior designers achieve their licensure goals and become leaders in their field.

IIDA FOUNDATION NCIDQ TUITION REIMBURSEMENT FUND

Did you know that the IIDA Foundation offers an NCIDQ Tuition Reimbursement Fund? IIDA Members may apply for financial assistance upon passing the NCIDQ Examination.

LEED EXAMINATION

A LEED credential denotes proficiency in today’s sustainable design, construction and operations standards. The LEED Green Associate exam measures general knowledge of green building practices and how to support others working on LEED projects. The LEED AP specialty exams measure knowledge about green building, a specific LEED rating system and the certification process.

IIDA FOUNDATION SUSTAINABLE DESIGN EDUCATION FUND

Did you know that the IIDA Foundation offers a Sustainable Design Education Fund? IIDA Members may apply for financial assistance upon passing the LEED Accreditation Examinations.

Experience

IIDA CAREER CENTER

The IIDA Career Center was created to connect the design community with qualified professionals, while supporting career development. For further assistance call 866-376-0949 x 7105.

COROFLOT DESIGN JOBS

ARCH+DESIGN INDUSTRY JOB MARKET

ARCHINECT JOBS

EDITOR AT LARGE JOB BOARD

INTERIOR DESIGN JOB BOARD

WORK DESIGN MAGAZINE JOB BOARD

Licensure

IIDA’S POSITION STATEMENT ON LICENSING/REGISTRATION/CERTIFICATION

Since its founding, IIDA has been a strong advocate for the Interior Design profession. The International Interior Design Association recognizes and supports the adoption of legislation that allows individuals to be licensed/registered/certified interior designers.

IIDA ADVOCACY

Every day in state capitols around the country, lawmakers are making decisions on issues that affect Commercial Interior Design and how interior designers practice. As the voice for the industry, IIDA advocates for its members and the profession so interior designers may practice to their fullest abilities.

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WHY REGISTRATION MATTERS

Registration shows consumers and clients that you have met the minimum standards to call yourself a “registered interior designer.”

IDLNY

Interior Designers for Legislation in New York (IDLNY) is an industry coalition dedicated to advance, promote, and monitor the right to practice interior design in the state of New York. IIDA NY is proud to be an IDLNY Coalition Partner.

FACES OF ADVOCACY VIDEO

Produced by IIDA, this video demonstrates how interior designers can affect the health, safety and welfare of our community and why it’s important to support the adoption of legislation that allows individuals to be licensed / registered / certified Interior Designers.

NEW YORK STATE OFFICE OF THE PROFESSIONS: INTERIOR DESIGN

Certified Interior Designers and their Services as defined by the New York State Office of the Professions.

LAWS,
RULES & REGULATIONS FOR THE INTERIOR DESIGN PROFESSION

CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSE REQUIREMENTS

CERTIFIED INTERIOR DESIGNER LICENSE APPLICATION FORMS

Continuing Education

COMPLIANCE

Did you know that IIDA requires all Professional and Associate Members to complete and report 1.0 CEUs (10 hours) of Continuing Education every two years?

The current compliance period runs from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017.

IIDA Professional and Associate Members are required to complete and report 1.0 CEU (10 hours) of Continuing Education prior to December 31, 2017. All Professional and Associate Members (active and inactive) including Educators, IIDA Fellows and Chapter Officers must adhere to IIDA compliance requirements.

The current compliance period applies if you became a Professional or an Associate Member prior to January 1, 2016. This allows you two years to complete the 1.0 CEU requirements. If you became a Professional or Associate Member after January 1, 2016 your first compliance period begins January 1, 2018.

IIDA accepts all IDCEC approved courses. It is the responsibility of each Member to maintain their own records.

Please review the Helpful Hints PDF before using the IDCEC CE Registry.

If you have attended a course which was not IDCEC approved (AIA, GBCI, etc.) and wish to apply it towards your IIDA compliance you may submit it for review using the Non-IDCEC CEU Approval (NICA) Form.

IIDA reserves the right to request proof of compliance at any time. Members should maintain copies of their IDCEC attendance records, such as certificates of attendance, IDCEC CEU verification cards, and IIDA approval notices for NICA Forms. If Members are selected to participate in an IIDA compliance audit at the end of the two year compliance period, they will then be asked to either supply HQ with these copies or submit a listing of them.

A full list of IDCEC CEU courses can be found here.

Following is a list of online self-study CEU opportunities.

FREE COURSES

AEC DAILY

ARMSTRONG CEILINGS

BENJAMIN MOORE

CERTAIN TEED

GBCI CEUs – self-report using Non-IDCEC CEU Approval (NICA) Form if course is not IDCEC pre-approved.

GREEN CE

GBCI CEUs – self-report using Non-IDCEC CEU Approval (NICA) Form if course is not IDCEC pre-approved.

HAWORTH

HERMAN MILLER

IIDA DISTANCE LEARNING CEUS

INTERIORS+SOURCES CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAM

LUTRON CONTINUING EDUCATION

GBCI CEUs – self-report using Non-IDCEC CEU Approval (NICA) Form if course is not IDCEC pre-approved.

PAID COURSES

AIA ON DEMAND

GBCI CEUs – self-report using Non-IDCEC CEU Approval (NICA) Form if course is not IDCEC pre-approved.

INTERIOR DESIGN-ED

InteriorDesign-ED is the only IDCEC Preferred Provider in the United States and Canada that teaches 52 recorded, online, on-demand webinars designers can take anytime and anywhere.

METROPOLIS

RED VECTOR

Professional Organizations

AIA

American Institute of Architects
1735 New York Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292
Phone: (202) 626-7300

ASID

American Society of Interior Designers
1152 15th Street NW, Suite 910
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 546-3480

ACE

Association of Canadian Ergonomists
Association canadienne d’ergonomie
Suite 1003, 105-150 Crowfoot Crescent NW
Calgary, AB, T3G 3T2
Phone: (403) 219-4001

ARIDO

The Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario
220-6 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 1H6
Phone: (416) 921-2127

BIFMA

BIFMA International
678 Front Avenue NW, Suite 150
Grand Rapids, MI 49504-5368
Phone: (616) 285-3963

CIDA

Council for Interior Design Accreditation
206 Grandville Avenue
Suite 350
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: (616) 458-0400

CIDQ

Council for Interior Design Qualification
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 210
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (202) 721-0220

EDRA

Environmental Design Research Association
PO Box 7146
Edmond, OK 73083-7146
Phone: (405) 330-4863

IALD

IALD Headquarters Office
Merchandise Mart, Suite 9-104
200 World Trade Center
Chicago, IL 60654, USA
Phone: (312) 527-3677

IDC

Interior Designers of Canada
220 – 6 Adelaide Street East
Toronto, Ontario, M5C 1H6
Phone: (416) 5940-9310

IDS

The Interior Design Society
164 South Main Street, Floor 8
High Point, NC 27260
Phone: (336) 884-4437

IES

Illuminating Engineering Society
120 Wall Street, Floor 17
New York, NY 10005-4001
Phone: (212) 248-5000

IFDA

International Furnishings & Design Association
World Headquarters
150 S. Warner Road, Suite 156
King of Prussia, PA 19406
Phone: (610) 535-6422

IFMA

International Facility Management Association
IFMA Headquarters
1 E. Greenway Plaza, Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77046-0194
Phone: (713) 623-4362

IFI

International Federation of Interior Designers/Architects
Montreal:
465 Rue St. Jean
Montreal, Quebec H2Y 2R6

Singapore:
317 Outram Road
#02-57, Concorde Shopping Centre
Singapore 169075
Phone: +65 63386974

RDI

Retail Design Institute
25 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10590
Phone: (800) 379-9912

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