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The BIID Professional Pathway is a fully inclusive 6 year route to professional competence that recognises time spent in both education and experience. After completing the Pathway, a candidate can become a BIID Registered Interior Designer.
Whilst in working practice, candidates on the Pathway complete the BIID Development Diaries where they record their own professional development, against a set of clearly defined competencies. The Pathway will enable the designer to take responsibility for their own development, while being supported and guided through the process via a range of support including mentoring, live events and online learning.
Anyone who seeks to become a BIID Registered Interior Designer, regardless of previous experience, can join the Pathway. The starting point for candidates is determined by adding their years of education (from a recognised course) to their years in full-time employment as an interior designer. All candidates must have a total of six years of combined interior design education and work experience or a minimum of 6 years work experience and have completed the Registration Assessment before becoming a BIID Registered Interior Designer.