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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.
Please click here to review the format for Registration Assessment.
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, trade suppliers 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:
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®.
BIID Registered Interior Designer *£395 + VAT per year. Membership dues
are based on the calendar year (April - March). Memberships are pro-rated
on a monthly basis.
*The membership rate quoted above is the fee you will pay if you switch to paying by direct debit. Fees can be spread over the year by a direct debit collection. If payment is made by BACS/Credit or Debit card an additional £25 will apply. Fees are reviewed annually.
There is a one-off non-refundable Application Fee of £50 + VAT
Membership offers you the following benefits:
Please click here to apply online for membership
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Click here to download the editable PDF application form if you are experiencing problems with the online applications.
Design Practice membership
Design Practice membership is a simple and affordable scheme that will
enable all the 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.
Eligibility and Criteria
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.
Design Practice subscription Bands
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. Please click here for a breakdown of the Design Practice subscription bands.
Design Practice membership does not entitle practice staff access to the Professional Pathway. Should any practice employee wish to apply for individual membership and join the Professional Pathway, they will receive a 25% discount off the cost of their membership subscription.
Membership is not transferable. Employees leaving the Design Practice who are not members in their own right would have to take out the relevant membership in order to remain a member of the BIID.
Charles Leon, President ‘Becoming a BIID Registered Interior Designer® is the only way to demonstrate to clients, employers and colleagues that you have met our national professional standard for interior design’.