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IDIBC’s Top Ten List for December 2015

IDIBC’s Top Ten List for December 2015

Here are the top ten things you need to know about the interior design world in BC this month:

1. Membership Renewal

Check your inbox for your membership renewal. In order to be more environmentally conscious the membership renewal notices were sent by email only this year.  Payment is available by Paypal, email, fax and phone.  Remember that your membership renewal deadline is January 15th and don’t forget to include your proof of Professional Liability Insurance and completed Liability Options Form.

2. Keep in Contact!

We are updating our database and want to make sure we have your latest contact information.  So watch your inboxes for our contact info update form.  Let us know if your contact information has changed and what your preferred email and mailing addresses are.

3. Transcripts

Don’t forget you need to send in transcripts of your CEUs with your membership renewal this year as Dec 31st, 2015 is the deadline for our 3 year reporting period for CEUs.  Log On to to print off your transcripts.

4. IDCEC and IDIBC Administrative fee:

As outlined in the 2015 IDIBC AGM President’s report and discussed at this year’s AGM, IDIBC Administrative costs will be incurred associated with IDCEC regulatory member compliance review and auditing. IDCEC is not responsible for regulating the members of IDIBC for compliance, they are merely a tracking and entry system that allows each of us to manage and record our CEUs in one location. This means that IDIBC will have additional administrative costs associated with the review of members’ transcripts for compliance. Further, we will audit members in detail to ensure they have submitted the proper documents and courses they have compiled for the three year reporting cycle. As this is our first year, we anticipate costs based on time.  As a result a $10.00 Administration fee has been added to the Registered and Intern Membership Renewal this year.

5. Intern Members

Intern members don’t forget you have 5 years to write the NCIDQ exam before your dues increase and your increased CEU requirements begin as outlined in the policies and procedures manual:

Membership as an Intern may continue beyond Intern’s NCIDQ deadline date, however the Intern IDIBC annual dues for those enrolled as an Intern for more than five years will equal that of a fully Registered member; furthermore the PD requirement will equal that of a fully Registered member and they will be required to maintain professional liability insurance.

Contact Elaine at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you need confirmation on when your 5 year anniversary is.

6. LEED Green Associates

Did you become a LEED Green Associate or LEED AP between Jan. 2013 to Dec. 2015?

You are eligible for 15 non-IDCEC approved CEUs (8 of which are HSW). These should be logged under category 100, and don’t forget to upload your confirmation of having passed the exam.

7. Pro-rated CEUs

Did you join IDIBC mid-cycle as an intern or RID?  Did you become an RID mid-cycle? Are you an intern or RID who has just joined IDIBC?  Do you have questions about how many CEUs you need?

Ignore what your IDCEC transcript says, instead check our CEU Compliance Page and refer to the pro-rating chart.  Your IDCEC transcript will not show the correct amount of CEUs required as it does not know when you joined.

Note: Interns who becomes RID mid cycle: you only need to obtain the CEUs prescribed for an RID. For further info, contact (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

8. CEU opportunities for 2016

The new cycle for CEUs starts January 1st.  Check the IDC Events Calendar for upcoming CEU opportunities.  Also check in with your local product representatives.  Many have IDCEC approved CEUs they can bring to you.  Teknion, Steelcase and Commercial Electronics to name a few.  And don’t forget about AEC Daily where you can find CEUs that are both IDCEC approved and HSWs that you can do from the comfort of your own home.

9.  Emerging Professionals Committee

Calling all students, recent graduates and new designers.

We are looking for volunteers to join the new Emerging Professional Committee.  The purpose of the committee is to promote networking, organize events and to start getting young professionals involved in the design community.  Please contact Diana Kwan at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for more information.

10. Seasons’ Greeting

IDIBC would like to send everyone warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.  We are looking forward to working together in 2016 to building an even stronger IDIBC and further advancing the profession of Interior Design.