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Interior Designer: Provisional Associate

Interior Designers at the beginning of their career in interior design with an interior design qualification equivalent to a Level 4 or below, or no qualification.


  • 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.

  • Build your network

    Access to numerous networking opportunities.

  • 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.

Eligibility Criteria

Interior designers with less than 6 years of interior design work experience and no recognised qualification qualify for BIID Interior Designer: Provisional Associate.

Those with a level 4 or below qualification in interior design, or no qualification in interior design and less than 6 years of work experience.  

Must be practising as an interior designer.


Application Process

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

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

  • Interior Design Certificate (if applicable)

Membership Fees

Interior Designer: Provisional Associate *£120 + VAT per year. Membership dues are based on the calendar year (April - March). Memberships are pro-rated every month. *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

Upgrade to Associate member status

Provisional Associate members can elect to upgrade to Associate membership by taking an online assessment. The assessment is a practically focused assessment for candidates with a minimum of two years of practice. You will demonstrate your knowledge and skills of professional practice in specific areas of the design process, communication, and presentation.

There is no additional fee to upgrade from Provisional Associate member to Associate member. Please contact the office for further information.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Provisional Associates are not permitted to use any BIID membership logos or present themelves as accredited BIID members.
  2. 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.
  3. Resignations - Members should inform the Institute by the 31st March if they do not wish to renew their membership.
  4. Refunds - No refunds of a subscription or part subscription are possible.

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