Individual Member Benefits - All Levels
Membership card identifies you as a current Interior Design Society member who
accepts the IDS Code of Ethics.
Provides clients with knowledge they are working with a well-informed and
IDS Design and Business Educational Seminars – with nationally recognized speakers
Regional and Local Education Programs – some offering Continuing Education
IDS Educational Tours – Available exclusively to IDS members and their guests.
IDS Local Chapter meetings, activities, educational seminars and special events.
IDS quarterly publication, “Portfolio”, contains articles on the latest trends, newest
products and tips for improving your business.
IDS protects your interests by monitoring individual states with legislation which
could affect your “right to practice” interior design.
Access to the latest products available – at discounted prices.
Discounts on design publications.
Discounts on industry specific software and space planning templates.
Professional, Associate & Affiliate Member - Additional Benefits
Use of the IDS logo and appellation on business cards -
Example: Jane Doe, IDS Professional or Jane Doe, IDS Associate
or Jane Doe, IDS Affiliate.
Advertising and Marketing
Use of the IDS logo and appellation
Window decal that identifies your membership with The Interior Design Society.
Optional Website listing to promote your business.
Property and Casualty Insurance – Annual premium of $350 provides coverage
for individual and up to $1 million as an independent designer.
Discounts with national companies on services and products.
Associate Member – Additional Benefits
Nationally recognized credentialing exam, CQRID (Council for Qualification
of Residential Interior Designers), for eligible residential interior designers
(not required for membership).
CQRID Design Problem Training Program – A correspondence tutorial to utilize in
preparation for Part II.
Student Member – Additional Benefit
Courtesy status at the International Home Furnishings Market in High Point, N.C.
Home Furnishings Sales Specialist– Additional Benefits
Personal development with the IDS correspondence course, selling x design®.
Receive Home Furnishing Sales Consultant Certificate recognizing successful
completion of selling x design® course.