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Before a design practice membership is offered the BIID must assess the competence of the Principal designer who must become a BIID Registered Interior Designer by meeting the following requirements:
Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include details of their education, work experience, areas of expertise and two professional references.
You will also be required to upload the following information to your application:
current level of work experience and education has been assessed, you will be
invited to attend the Final Assessment in person. You will need to show via a
complete design project, how you have researched and developed an interior
design project for a client complete with an analysis of their requirements. A
checklist will be provided to ensure that you have all of the relevant
documentation for your meeting.
For those unable to attend in person, the Registration Assessment can be conducted by Skype provided all work is submitted at least 10 days in advance of the assessment.
Design Practice subscription fees are calculated on the number of interior design staff a practice employs (i.e. interior designers and design assistants only), plus the fee for Registered Interior Designer.
The Principal designer must complete the BIID Registered Interior Designer CPD requirement of 20 hours per year. Please click here for further information
Should the Principal designer leave the practice the membership will no longer be valid. Anyone wishing to replace the Principal designer must meet the BIID Registered Interior Designer requirements and attend the Registration Assessment.
Design Practice membership does not entitle practice staff access to the BIID Professional Pathway. Should any practice employee wish to apply for individual membership and join the Pathway they will receive a 25% discount on the cost of their membership.
Membership is not transferable. Any employees leaving a Design Practice who are not also members in their own right would have to take out the relevant membership in order to remain members of the BIID.