CATEGORIES

The IDIBC has three main categories of membership.

REGISTERED

Registered (previously Professional) members have successfully completed the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam.

Registered: member has achieved a minimum education requirement of a four-year bachelor’s degree in interior design from a program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) or the equivalent as determined by the CIDQ Alternative Review Program (ARP).

Registered members are actively involved in the profession of interior design. Registered members must meet IDIBC’s professional development requirements by earning CEUs (continuing education units).

Note: As of January 1, 2019, New Registered Members will be required to have completed the BC Building Code Introductory Level course as part of their admission to IDIBC.

Approved courses:

  • BCIT: BLDG 1830: Part 3 Introduction – Fire Protection, Occupant Safety and Accessibility
  • BCIT: INTD 4360: Building Codes and Barrier Free for Interior Design
  • Building Code Tutor (online program). Building Code Part 3: AIBC package of 23 modules
  • BCIT: BLDC 1500: Part 9 Single Family Dwellings
  • BCIT: BLDG 1825: Part 9 Multi Unit and Small Buildings

Equivalencies will be considered by IDIBC, but it is the applicant’s responsibility to prove that the proposed course is equivalent to one of the courses above, and provide appropriate documentation. The courses listed are eligible for HSW CEU’s.

Alternative Review Process: Member has proved they have the same competencies as measured by traditional application routes through CIDQ’s Alternative Review Program (ARP).

INTERN

Intern (previously Provisional) members have achieved a minimum education requirement of a four-year bachelor’s degree in interior design from a program accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) or the equivalent as determined by the CIDQ Alternative Review Program (ARP). Intern members must be eligible to write the NCIDQ exam but may have not completed all aspects of the exam. Intern members are actively involved in the profession of interior design. Intern members must meet IDIBC’s professional development requirements by earning CEUs (continuing education units).

Alternative Review Process: Member has proved they have the same competencies as measured by traditional application routes through CIDQ’s Alternative Review Program (ARP).

STUDENT

Student members are currently enrolled as part- or full‐time students in a post‐secondary interior design program in BC. Student member agree to adhere to the bylaws of the IDIBC and the Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. They are not required to track Continuing Education Units (CEUs).

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