Membership Categories

Membership Categories


Registered Membership

For Registered membership, applicants are required to have accumulated a total of six years of education and practical experience.

Criteria

  • Successful completion of the required interior design education (minimum three-year advanced diploma) from an ARIDO-recognized education institution
  • Successful completion of the required supervised work experience
  • Successful completion of the NCIDQ (National Council of Interior Design Qualification) examination
  • Proof of liability insurance coverage
  • Official transcripts sent directly from educational institution(s)

Ongoing Requirements

  • Annual renewal of ARIDO membership
  • Compliance with ARIDO's Professional Development requirement for Registered Members
  • Adherence to the ARIDO Code of Ethics and Practice Standards
  • Proof of liability insurance coverage

Benefits

  • Registered Members may use the title and publicly hold themselves out as “Interior Designer”
  • Registered members may use the designation “ARIDO” after their name
  • Registered members may use the designation “IDC” after their name to demonstrate ARIDO's membership in the national association, the Interior Designers of Canada
  • Voting rights at ARIDO's Annual Meeting
  • Registered members may also use the designation NCIDQ after their name to demonstrate their successful completion of the exam

infoForeign Educated / Trained Applicants
Applicants who have graduated from a school outside of Ontario and/or Canada must also complete a questionnaire detailing their education and experience which will be reviewed by ARIDO's Membership Committee. In addition, the Membership Committee may request an in-person interview and/or portfolio review. Click here to learn more

Inquiry

For more information about the membership application, please contact membership@arido.ca.