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.

Membership offers you the following benefits:

  • Badge of professionalism - A clear demonstration that you have met the only national professional standard for interior design
  • Marketing advantage – Use of the well-recognised BIID Registered Interior Designer logo on your website and marketing materials
  • Update your knowledge – Access to numerous discounted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) seminars, lectures and courses
  • Professional Insurance – Discounted rates with the BIID Professional Indemnity insurance scheme
  • 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
  • Professional guidance – Free legal, HR and CDM helpline
  • Post a Job Vacancy - Receive one complimentary job Advert on the BIID website per membership year
  • Exclusive discounts – complimentary tickets and discounts to industry events and publications

    Eligibility and Criteria

    • A total of six years of combined interior design education and work experience or a minimum of 6 years work experience
    • Must carry relevant professional insurances i.e. Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurance
    • Must attend the Registration Assessment in person to present one complete project. This registration assessment aims to underpin and evidence your knowledge of professional practice in conjunction with the BIID Code of Conduct. The Registration Assessment can also be conducted via Skype

    Application Process

    Applicants are required to complete the online application form and include details of their education, work experience, areas of expertise and two professional references.

    You will also be required to upload the following information to your application:

    • List of projects undertaken in the past 24 months (bullet points)
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • Passport sized 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. A checklist will be provided to ensure that you have all of the relevant documentation for your meeting.

    For those unable to attend in person, the Registration Assessment can be conducted by Skype provided all work is submitted at least 10 days in advance of the assessment.

    Please click here for further details on the Registration Assessment which is included in the Candidate Induction Guide.

    Membership Fees

    BIID Registered Interior Designer *£395 + VAT per year.

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

    *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.

    Please click here to apply for membership

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