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Interior Designer: Associate

Interior Designers with an interior design qualification and at the beginning of their career in interior design.

Member Benefits

  1. Badge of professionalism

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

  2. Continuing Professional Development

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

  3. Professional Insurance

    Discounted rates with the BIID Professional Indemnity insurance scheme and Income protection Insurance.

  4. Build your network

    Access to numerous networking opportunities.

  5. 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.

  6. Professional guidance

    Free legal, HR and CDM helplines.

  7. Exclusive discounts

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

  8. 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.

Become a Member

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

Eligibility Criteria

Interior designers with less than six years of combined interior design/architecture education and work experience or or interior designers who do not have the required knowledge/work experience to apply 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 and less then 2 years experience and those with a BA (validated by a UK university) in Interior Design, Interior Architecture or Architecture and less than 3 years experience are eligible to join as Interior Designer: Associate. 



Application Process

Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include details of their education, work experience and areas of expertise. 

You will also be required to upload the following information to your application:

  • List of projects undertaken in the past 24 months, if any (bullet points only)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Professional Certificate
  • Colour portrait photograph

Membership Fees

Interior Designer: Associate *£270 + VAT per year. Membership dues are based on the calendar year (April - March). Memberships are pro-rated on a monthly basis. *If you switch to paying by direct debit you will save 6% on your membership subscription. Fees can also be spread over the year by a direct debit collection only. If payment is made by BACS/Credit or Debit card a discount will not apply. Fees are reviewed annually. 


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