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BIID Registered Interior Designer®

Experienced working interior designers with a combined 6 years of interior design work experience and education.


  • Badge of professionalism

    A clear demonstration that you have met the only national professional standard for interior design. Use of the well-recognised BIID Registered Interior Designer® logo and appellation on your website and marketing materials.

  • Continuing Professional Development

    Access to numerous discounted and free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, lectures and courses.

  • Professional Insurance

    Discounted rates with the BIID Professional Indemnity insurance scheme.

  • Raise your profile

    Access to exclusive media and public speaking opportunities.

  • Build your network

    Access to numerous networking opportunities.

  • Find new clients

    Profile on the BIID website where potential clients can find you. You will also receive client referrals directly to your inbox.

  • Influence your industry

    Volunteer on a committee that works to improve an aspect of the industry you are passionate about, such as policy or education.

  • Professional guidance

    Free legal, HR and CDM helplines.

  • Exclusive discounts

    Complimentary tickets and discounts to industry events, publications and industry memberships.

  • CSCS (PQP) Cards

    Members can apply for a Professionally Qualified Persons (PQP) cards from the Construction Skills Certification Scheme, the leading skills certification scheme (CSCS) within the UK construction industry.

Eligibility Criteria

Interior designers must have a total of 6 years of combined interior design/architecture education and interior design work experience or a minimum of 6 years interior design work experience to qualify for BIID Registered Interior Designer® membership.

Those with a Diploma (validated by a UK university)/Foundation Degree/HND in Interior Design, Interior Architecture, or Architecture will be able to count their qualification as 2 years of the required 6 years and those with a BA (validated by a UK university)/BSc/MA/MDes in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture will be able to count their qualification as 3 years of the required 6 years. Additional years should be made up of interior design work experience. 

  • Applicants must carry relevant professional insurance i.e. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance (not applicable to international applicants)
  • Applicants must attend the Professional Review online. The purpose of the Professional Review is for you to evidence your understanding and capability in all 8 of our Core Competencies relevant to interior design. Please read the full details of the Professional Review to help you to understand if this is the right membership for you. 

Application Process

Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include the following:

  1. Information about you and your career to date
  2. Education and training (include a copy of your professional qualification)
  3. Must include policyholder and policy numbers for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance

You will be invited to attend the Professional Review via zoom.  The Professional Review requires you to demonstrate how your unique interior design experience and expertise enable you to meet the Core Competencies.

If you are not able to meet the criteria for the Professional Review you may apply to become an Associate or Provisional Associate member (depending on your professional qualifications) until you are ready to upgrade your membership to BIID Registered Interior Designer®.

Membership Fees

BIID Registered Interior Designer membership costs *£420 + VAT per year. Membership dues are based on the calendar year (April - March). Memberships are pro-rated monthly. *If you switch to paying by direct debit you can spread your payments over the year by a direct debit collection only. If payment is made by BACS/Credit or Debit card, the full invoice amount must be paid. Fees are reviewed annually. 

Become a Member

  • Raise your profile
  • Build your network
  • Update your knowledge

Terms and Conditions

  1. Code of Conduct - The Institute requires all Registered Interior Designer members to abide by the BIID Code of Conduct
  2. Application Refusal - The BIID reserves the right to refuse Registered Interior Designer Member status to applicants.
  3. Annual Subscription - Our financial year for membership runs from 1st April to 31st March. Annual subscriptions are due on 1st April. Individuals who apply mid-year will be issued an invoice calculated monthly on a pro-rata basis.
  4. Professional Insurance - Registered Interior Designers must have the appropriate professional insurance policies in place throughout their membership with the Institute. These include Professional Indemnity and Public Liability cover.  Policy details will be required before activation of membership.
  5. Resignations - Members should inform the Institute by 31st March if they do not wish to renew their membership.
  6. Refunds - No refunds of a subscription or part subscription are possible.

Alternative Options

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