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 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 and courses for the whole practice.
Discounted rates with the BIID Professional Indemnity insurance scheme and Income protection Insurance.
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. Note: design practice staff must be a BIID member in their own right to apply for a CSCS card.
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.
To be a Registered Interior 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 Registration Assessment.
The Principal Designer must carry relevant professional insurances i.e. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance and have met all of the Registered Interior Designer® requirements
Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include details of their education, work experience and areas of expertise.
- Insurance policy details for Professional Indemnity and Public Liability
- Contact details of two professionals who you have worked with that can support your application for membership i.e. architects, surveyors, or BIID Registered Interior Designers, please click here for a full list of acceptable referees.
You will also be required to upload the following information to your application:
- List of projects undertaken in the past 24 months (bullet points only)
- Curriculum Vitae
- Colour portrait photograph
Once your current level of work experience and education has been assessed, you will be invited to attend the Registration Assessment in person. You will need to show via a complete design project, how you have researched and developed an interior design project for a client complete with an analysis of their requirements. For those unable to attend in person, the Registration Assessment can be conducted by Skype.
If you are not able to meet the criteria for the registration assessment 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®.
The membership fees for Registered Design Practice are dependant on size and in addition to the fee of BIID Registered Interior Designer®. Register Design Practice fees breakdown.
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 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.
Join and become part of the organisation setting professional standards in interior design.
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