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Registered Design Practice

An established design practice with an experienced BIID Registered Designer® as the principal designer.

Design Practice Member Benefits

  • Badge of professionalism

    Use of the well-recognised BIID Registered Design Practice® logo and appellation on your website and marketing materials.

  • Continuing Professional Development

    Access to numerous discounted and free Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, lectures, courses, and the CPD Tracker template for the whole practice.

  • 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, and publications.

Eligibility Criteria

BIID Registered Interior Designers® are eligible to add Design Practice to their membership to include the practice team

Design Practice membership is a simple and affordable scheme that will enable all interior design and architect employees in your practice to be affiliated with the BIID, take advantage of Continued Professional Development (CPD) seminars, network with like-minded individuals, and receive industry news. Practice staff who are not members, and wish to join, will receive a 25% discount on the cost of their membership subscription.

To be a Registered Design Practice the Principal Designer must be a BIID Registered Interior Designer®. 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 Professional Review.

The Principal Designer or practice must carry the relevant professional insurance i.e. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance and have met all of the Registered Interior Designer®'s requirements.

Application Process

You will need to download and complete the Design Practice Employee Information form and include details of all interior design/architect members of staff at the practice and submit their qualifications, as per the form. Send the completed form to

Membership Fees

Design Practice subscription fees are calculated on the number of interior design and architect staff a practice employs (excludes admin staff), plus the fee for Registered Interior Designer.  Read our Registered Design Practice fees breakdown.

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. There is a one-off non-refundable Application Fee of £50 + VAT.

Become a Member

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

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 the 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.
  5. Resignations - Members should inform the Institute by the 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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