Intern members are candidates to ARIDO Registered membership - those who are on the path to become Registered members, but have not yet accumulated the total years of required practical experience and have not yet passed the NCIDQ examination.
- Successful completion of the required interior design education (minimum three-year advanced diploma) from an ARIDO-recognized education institution
- Proof of liability insurance coverage
- Official transcripts sent directly from educational institution(s)
- Annual renewal of ARIDO membership
- Compliance with ARIDO's Professional Development requirement for Intern Members
- Adherence to the ARIDO Code of Ethics and Practice Standards
- Accumulation of the required amount of supervised work experience
- Intern Members may use the designation “Intern Member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario” or “Intern, ARIDO” after their name
- Upon acceptance into this category, Intern members will be given an eligibility date to write the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) examination, within a three-year period.
- Beginning July 1, 2015, there are changes to ARIDO membership requirements that will result in higher education requirements. Click here to learn more.
- As of January 1, 2010, mandatory participation in IDEP (Interior Design Experience Program) is no longer required. Intern Members who have remained enrolled in IDEP may continue to participate in this program, if they wish. Click here to learn more.
For more information about the membership application, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.