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Membership Types

Professional Members:
Professional Members are actively engaged in the profession of interior design or design education and have passed the accrediting NCIDQ exam.

Associate Members:
Designers who are actively engaged in the profession and meet the educational requirement for the NCIDQ, but have not yet completed all parts of the examination. Most individuals who have recently graduated and are beginning their career are at this level. Applicants must meet the education requirements of the NCIDQ exam or equivalent (a two-year certificate in interior design or equivalent educational credits).

Student Members:
IIDA offers a special member rate to students and recent graduates who were active student members. See our Student Membership Benefits page for all of the unique perks offered specifically to our Student Members.

Full time educators and department chairs who are employed by local Colleges or Universities may join as a Professional or Associate member, but may be eligible for reduced rates.

Industry Members:
Manufacturers and dealers/distributors of interior design products (carpeting, furniture, textiles, wallcoverings, etc.). This membership type offers tremendous networking opportunities for companies to promote their products and services to IIDA Members.

International Members:
The International Dual Membership and International Membership reflects the Association’s international focus. These membership levels allow you to take advantage of member benefits and networking opportunities wherever you are located. With over 30 worldwide chapters, including Europe and Asia, IIDA is poised to take an active role in the international design community.

Inactive/Retired Members:
IIDA recognizes that when you are passionate about design, that passion often lasts a lifetime – whether you are currently practicing or not. If you want to retain your membership through retirement, or if you are unable to continue practicing due to disability, illness, unemployment, or relocation, contact to inquire about Inactive or Retired Status.


To join IIDA, please visit the IIDA headquarters site to fill out an application and pay your dues. If you have any questions regarding membership, please contact the VP of Membership.

Membership Dues are set and regulated by IIDA international headquarters. Membership level is coordinated with headquarters. Dues are subject to change at any time. The IIDA Oregon chapter is not responsible for any discrepancy between posted and actual due amount.

Click here to pay membership fees directly online.

Click here to access the EZ Pay Payment Plan Option. This payment option allows you to pay your IIDA Membership dues in easy monthly installments.

Member Benefits

Beyond offering strong networking opportunities, IIDA provides the following benefits to its members:

  • Educational opportunities, including monthly forums, which contribute to IDCEC Continuing Education Units. The IIDA Oregon Chapter is proud to provide CEUs for most of its forums.
  • Reimbursement for successfully passing NCIDQ examination. Learn more here.
  • Reimbursement for successfully passing LEED exam through our Sustainable Design Education Fund. Learn more here.
  • Access to the IIDA Career Center, an online job classifieds for national and international opportunities.
  • Local job postings to the IIDA Oregon Chapter website at no additional cost.
  • E-blasts and social media posts: Free eblasts and social media postings to the IIDA Oregon Chapter mailing list at no extra charge
  • Advocacy for government legislation for the Interior Design profession.
  • Opportunity to be promoted on the IIDA Oregon Chapter website through our member spotlight.
  • Use of IIDA appellation (for appropriate membership type).
  • Free subscriptions to leading magazines such as Contract, and Interior Design magazine Interiors & Sources and Fine Furniture International, which cover the design industry (for Professional and Associate members in the U.S).
  • And much more! Please see HQ website for a full list…

Membership Appellations

Understanding the value of education and research has been the mainstay of IIDA since its inception. Educated Members make informed, safe, and creative decisions. The IIDA appellation after a Member’s name means that they have met all of the high requirements for membership. If you are a member in good standing, you can use the IIDA acronym after your name. Using your IIDA designation shows your clients, employers and peers that you are deeply committed to your profession. It demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the qualifications that give you an edge.

Use your IIDA credential:

    • on your business cards, website, and letterhead
    • when being interviewed in the newspaper
    • when receiving recognition in press releases, newsletters and announcements

Remember to capitalize IIDA. Do not separate with periods or other punctuation.

List IIDA first when you include multiple appellations. Alphabetize ensuing appellations.

Below are a couple of examples of signatures. For examples of different membership types, click here.

  • Susan Suserson, IIDA, NCIDQ Cert. #100000, LEED AP ID+C
  • Susan Suserson, Assoc. IIDA, LEED GA