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Registered Interior Design Practice

An established design practice with an experienced working interior designer as the principal designer.

Member Benefits

  1. Badge of professionalism

    A clear demonstration that you have on your team a designer who has 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.

  2. Continuing Professional Development

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

  3. Professional Insurance

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

  4. Raise your profile

    Access to exclusive media and public speaking opportunities.

  5. Build your network

    Access to numerous networking opportunities.

  6. Find new clients

    Profile on the BIID website where potential clients can find you. You will also receive client referrals directly to your inbox.

  7. 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.

  8. Professional guidance

    Free legal, HR and CDM helplines.

  9. Exclusive discounts

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

  10. 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.

Become a Member

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

Eligibility Criteria

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 Professional Review.

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.

Application Process

You will need to complete the online application form and include details of all interior designers at the practice, as per the form. 

Membership Fees

The membership fees for Registered Design Practice are dependent 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.

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 the 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.

3. Professional Insurance

Registered Interior Designers must have the appropriate professional insurance policies in place throughout their membership with the Institute.

4. Resignations

Members should inform the Institute by the 31st March if they do not wish to renew their membership.

5. Refunds

No refunds of a subscription or part subscription is possible.

Alternative Options

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