ARP is for candidates who are unable to document the minimum educational requirement for interior design registration.

Applicants must have a minimum of 8,800 hours (approximately 5 years) of work experience in interior design and must be able to document competencies based on current CIDA standards in eight key areas.​ Documentation will then be reviewed and if further information is required, a personal interview will be conducted.

Further information can be found on the CIDQ website.