As part of our commitment to lifelong learning and the professionalism of our members, the IDIBC has offered a continuing education program for more than a decade.
In 2002, IDIBC introduced a mandatory continuing education program for all registered members. This was an important step in our developement as a regulatory body for professional interior designers in addition to our ongoing pursuit of a practice act in the province of BC. Many professions, including medicine, law, and architecture have mandatory programs.
UPDATE JAN. 2013:
In the spring of 2012 IDIBC along with the seven other provincial member associations of IDC (Interior Designers of Canada) adopted a harmonized CEU model for professional development. This strengthens the profession nationally by ensuring all interior design professionals across Canada receive the same number and quantity of continuing education and professional development credits on an annual basis. In addition, it enables all members who are required to report their learning to IDIBC access to the new IDCEC (Interior Design Continuing Education Council) online CEU tracking system. By using common language and hourly systems, the new IDCEC system becomes much more universal and easier for both the member and the provincial administrator or registrar. CEU requirements for each 3 year reporting cycle are comprised of both IDCEC and non-IDCEC courses.
Effective January 1st, 2013 the following professional development requirements apply to all Provisional and Register Professional members of IDIBC:
Registered Professional Members (per three year reporting cycle January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015)*:
Minimum of 30 hours which includes a mandatory requirement of 15 IDCEC approved CEUs, of which 8 must be Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours. A maximum of 15 of the required CEUs can be non-IDCEC approved CEUs and participatory CEUs.
Provisional Members (per three year reporting cycle January 1, 2013 – December 31, 2015)*:
Minimum of 20 hours of which 5 are mandatory IDCEC approved Health, Safety and Welfare (HSW) hours.
Upon acceptance of membership to IDIBC, each Provisional and Registered member will automatically be enrolled in the IDCEC database and receive by mail a personal IDCEC identification number. This number provides access to the IDCEC online recording system.
DO NOT REGISTER FOR A NUMBER ON LINE AS YOU WILL BE CHARGED AND THEN CREATE A SECOND IDENTITY FOR YOURSELF IN ADDITION TO WHAT IDCEC HAS ALREADY CREATED FOR YOU AS A MEMBER OF A PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION.
* prorated according to membership admission year.
For further information, please contact the IDIBC CEU committee at
For details about current CEU events click here
For non-IDCEC approved CEU and Participatory CEU Points information CLICK HERE