Recent Membership Updates

We have recently made some very exciting updates to the IDS membership program effective immediately to streamline the membership application process. We invite you to learn more about these updates to see what steps you should take to get the most out of your membership. Please make note of the following changes. If you have any questions, you may email membership@interiordesignsociety.org.
 
Affiliates
The Affiliate level of membership will no longer exist as of June 1, 2015. All Affiliate members will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Associate level of membership for the remainder of 2015. You will be billed as an Associate for the 2016 calendar year; the dues will be $225 going forward. As an Associate, you will now receive a complimentary enhanced listing on the IDS National website (more information is included below). Additionally, we have now changed the qualifications to be a Professional member. It is no longer a requirement to have taken and passed a national certification to qualify. More information on new Professional level qualifications are included below. Should you be eligible to upgrade to Professional, you will receive a complimentary upgrade for the remainder of 2015 and you will be billed for $300 for the 2016 calendar year.
 
Associates

As an Associate member, your price will remain $225 annually and you will now receive a complimentary enhanced listing on the IDS National website (more information is included below). However, due to the newly set qualifications to be a Professional member, you may now be eligible (see below). Should you be eligible to upgrade to Professional, you will receive a complimentary membership upgrade for the remainder of 2015 and you will be billed for $300 for the 2016 calendar year.

2017 Update: All Associate Members must complete 0.4 CEUs (4 hours) per calendar year.


PROFESSIONAL - NEW QUALIFICATIONS

Annual membership dues: $300 (plus one-time $50 application fee)
Download an Individual Application
Download a Professional Membership Upgrade Form 


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:

  • Have taken and passed CQRID or certification with another 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
If you would like to upgrade to the Professional level, click here to download an upgrade form. Please submit completed upgrade forms to membership@interiordesignsociety.org.

Click here for information on the CQRID exam


Manufacturer’s Representative
Download an Industry Partner application

As of June 1, 2015, the Manufacturer’s Representative level will no longer exist. All Manufacturer’s Representatives will be required to participate as industry partners. You will receive a complimentary upgrade to the Sterling level of industry partner membership for the remainder of 2015. You will be billed as a Sterling Industry Partner for the 2016 calendar year; the dues will be $200 going forward. As a Sterling Industry Partner, you will now receive the following added benefits:

 
  • Eligibility to host chapter meetings
  • Enhanced company listing on the IDS National website (more information is included below)
  • 1 e-blast per active year of membership within a 100-mile radius of your business location
  • 1 featured post on the IDS National blog (100-word count maximum) plus color photo
 
Enhanced Website Listing Information
If you would like to take advantage of your complimentary enhanced listing on the IDS National website, you may do so by logging into the member portal on the home page. If you would like to obtain your login credentials or have other membership related inquiries, please contact Della Swider, Membership Manager directly at dswider@interiordesignsociety.org or call 336-884-4437 ext. 223.