COUNCIL FOR INTERIOR DESIGN ACCREDITATION
Education – CIDA accredited bachelor’s degree requirement
As of January 1, 2017, a bachelor’s degree in interior design that has been accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) will be the minimum education requirement. Individuals who graduate from a bachelor’s degree program that is not CIDA accredited after January 1, 2017, will not meet the minimum standard. For more information on CIDA see here.
Supervised Work Experience
After graduating from a recognized interior design program, prospective interior designers must gain supervised work experience to ensure that they acquire the skills they will need to practice interior design.
Upon graduating from a recognized interior design program, individuals must obtain a prescribed amount of supervised work experience. The supervisor must be one of the following:
- a registered member of his or her provincial association
- a licensed architect who provides interior design services
- an NCIDQ certificate holder