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 educated designer


  • IDS Design and Business Educational Seminars – with nationally recognized speakers
  • Regional and Local Education Programs – some offering Continuing Education Units
  • IDS Educational Tours – Available exclusively to IDS members and their guests


  • IDS Local Chapter meetings, activities, educational seminars and special events


  • IDS weekly e-newsletter, Hot Topics contains IDS National news, articles on the latest trends, newest products and tips for improving your business.

Legislative Representation

  • 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 - Additional Benefits

  • Use of the IDS logo and appellation on business cards - Example: Jane Doe, IDS Professional or Jane Doe, IDS Associate

Advertising and Marketing

  • Use of the IDS logo and appellation
  • Window decal that identifies your membership with the Interior Design Society
  • Complimentary enhanced 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 products and services

Associate Member – Additional Benefits
Professional Education

  • 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, NC