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.
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.
Free legal, HR and CDM helplines.
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.
Interior designers with a total of six years of combined interior design/architecture education and work experience or a minimum of 6 years work experience 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 work experience.
- Applicants must carry relevant professional insurances i.e. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
- 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. Please read the full details of the Professional Review to help you to understand if this is the right membership for you.
Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include the following:
- Information about you and your career to date
- Education and training (include a copy of your professional qualification, if available)
You will be invited to attend the Professional Review via zoom. The Professional Review requires you to demonstrate how your unique 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®.
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.
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Terms and Conditions
1. Code of Conduct
The Institute requires all members to abide by the BIID Code of Conduct and Professional Ethics. 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.
Members should inform the Institute by 31st March if they do not wish to renew their membership.
No refunds of a subscription or part subscription are possible.
INTERNATIONAL DUAL MEMBER
If you are a member of one of the following organisations and you are located outside of the UK, you may apply for International Dual Membership. International Dual members hold the same status as a Full Member or Associate member except for a Website Profile and Client Referrals.
- Member or Associate of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA)
- Member of the Association of Interior Designers and Decorators of Russia (ADDI)
- Member or Associate of the Association of Professional Interior Designers (APID)
Join and become part of the organisation setting professional standards in interior design.
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