Individual Membership Levels

PROFESSIONAL
Annual membership dues: $300 (plus one-time $50 application fee)
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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

Click here for information on the CQRID exam

ASSOCIATE
Annual membership dues: $225 (plus one-time $50 application fee)

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For individuals who currently work full-time in interior design or a closely affiliated occupation. Includes free enhanced website listing on IDS National website.

Required documentation:
  • Photocopy of business license or tax ID if self-employed
  • Photocopy of diploma for interior design or related field (if applicable)

HOME FURNISHINGS SALES SPECIALIST**
Annual membership dues: $75 (plus one-time $25 application fee)

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Open to non-designers employed in a retail home furnishings store. This membership level is for an individual member and is not eligible to host chapter meetings.

Applicant must have the following to qualify:
  • Applicant must be employed in a sales or marketing capacity in a retail furniture store

STUDENT**
Annual membership dues: $20 (no application fee)
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Applicant must have the following to qualify:
  • Proof of full-time enrollment in an accredited two or four-year interior design program

Required documentation:
  • Photocopy of current schedule or transcript AND
  • Instructor verification


**Credentialing may only be used by Professional and Associate members