The Value of Membership 2018-06-05T09:28:22-04:00

The Value of Membership

A network that holds limitless potential

The Value of Membership

IIDA membership provides you a support network that connects you to peers, clients, and educators while offering you the opportunity to advance your career through continuing education, industry recognition, and relevant research. We work for you to advocate for design excellence, legislation, leadership, accreditation, and community outreach to increase the value and understanding of Interior Design as a profession that enhances business value and positively impacts the health and well-being of people’s lives every day.


Renew Your Membership

Don’t miss out on everything IIDA has to offer you in 2018, including our expanded exclusive savings for members. If you have any questions about renewing, call IIDA at 888.799.4432 and a Member Services Representative will be happy to assist you.

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Encourage your friends and colleagues to join IIDA, share the benefits of membership, and make IIDA an even stronger voice for the profession of Interior Design.


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Member Benefits

IIDA offers Members excellent networking opportunities and tangible benefits for education, inspiration, and professional development.  Membership in IIDA provides access to resources that can help you get ahead in your career. Benefits include subscriptions to leading magazines, tuition reimbursement opportunities, the chance to reach colleagues around the world, as well as reduced fees for exciting chapter initiatives and International events like the Leaders Breakfast series.


Professional and Associate members in the United States receive complimentary magazines and publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events.
  • Perspective, the award-winning and thought-provoking IIDA journal
  • Contract, a leading monthly magazine for the design industry.
  • Interiors & Sources, a leading monthly building industry and interiors publication
  • DesignMatters, a bimonthly electronic newsletter keeping you in the know about IIDA and industry happenings around the globe
  • Spectrum, a weekly e-newsletter of relevant design business news aggregated from around the web and delivered straight to your inbox
  •  What Clients Want, Volumes I & II, the first two volumes in a series of books published by IIDA, WCW is a collection of conversations between designers and their clients about how significant projects were conceived, how they have defined culture, demonstrated value, and shifted business models. Available upon request; $10 for shipping and handling


Tuition reimbursement, access to in-depth knowledge and research, and links to industry leaders and events help you get ahead in the business aspect of design. Member benefits include:
  • Eligibility for a twice annual drawing for NCIDQ tuition reimbursement–this is a complete reimbursement for Associate Members who successfully complete the NCIDQ exam
  • Sustainable Education Fund, offering a twice annual drawing for reimbursement of LEED exam fees for those who have successfully passed the accreditation exam
  • Chapter and regional professional development
  • Local and international IDCEC-approved CEU programs
  • Webinars, take-home CEUs and quick links to educational tools
  • Advocacy for interior design code and licensing initiatives
  • Proactive leadership in gaining governmental recognition for the profession
  • Use of the IIDA professional designation
  • Personalized member logo
  • Access to the IIDA Career Center
  • Networking opportunities through local chapter and international programs
  • Access to the online IIDA Membership Directory


Discounts and Incentives for Members Only. You have access to a wide range of discounts and special pricing for products and services to support your business, from discounts on books to savings on airline travel. Check back regularly for new additions.
  • 360 Coverage Pros – Powered by Gallagher Affinity. A comprehensive suite of essential business insurance products and tools designed to help protect your interior design business from unexpected risks, exposures and cyber crime.
  • Avis and Budget rental car services – 25 percent off your next car rental.
  • .design – IIDA Members are entitled to a free .design domain name and email address and 40 percent off domain renewals at
  • LifeLock – Special IIDA Member rate for identity theft protection.
  • Office Depot – Up to 80 percent savings on over 93,000 products.
  • Pier 1 Designer Perks Program – Complimentary membership for Professional and Associate members
  • And more!


Members receive first notice of special events and registration discounts.


• Invitations to chapter and regional meetings, special events, and activities
• Invitation to the IIDA Annual Meeting, where IIDA inducts the new International Board of Directors, celebrates the Titan and Star Award recipients, recognizes chapters for excellence in innovation and member service, and welcomes new members of the College of Fellows
• Invitation to the IIDA COOL Gala, where IIDA celebrates the annual winners of the Interior Design Competition and the Will Ching Design Competition