The Professional Development Cycle is ending June 30th, 2019.

The Professional Development Cycle is ending June 30th, 2019.

Published on: 21 May 2019

The current ARIDO Professional Development Program (PD) is ending June 30th, 2019.

The ARIDO Professional Development Program reporting cycle is July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019. Members must complete 12 hours in total, out of the 12 hours, at least 4 hours must be Health and Safety and up to 8 hours General Education. As ARIDO no longer has access to the IDCEC website, it is no longer mandatory for ARIDO members to report their credits through the IDCEC website or obtain accredited education. Members who choose not to report through IDCEC should keep a record of their courses/seminars and certificates as proof. 

ARIDO will conduct a random audit at the end of the 2017-2019 PD/CEU cycle, audited members who are not in compliance may be subjected to termination of their membership due to non-compliance.

There are many free, online CEUs available which are listed in the member's section of the ARIDO website. Login to your account, select 'Members’ Home', click on 'Professional Development', click on 'Continuing Education Resources'.

Professional, business, technological, management and other personal development courses that directly relate to your genre of interior design practice will be accepted regardless of accreditation or providers. To determine if a course/seminar qualifies as a Health & Safety and/or General Education – follow the acceptance criteria below.
Health and Safety Acceptance Criteria:

  • Building Code Specific, accessibility and barrier-free requirements, Energy Efficiency, Sustainability, well-building standards, occupation safety and health administration, hazard analysis critical control point
  • Any other education that emphasizes health and safety areas that impact the interior environment and the health, safety and welfare of the public

General Education Acceptance Criteria:

  • Business Management/Finance
  • Business operations
  • Human resources
  • Succession planning
  • How to sell your business
  • Risk management
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Branding
  • Customer service/relationship management
  • Professional Practices
  • Budgeting-scheduling
  • Contract administration
  • Construction management
  • Construction law
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Procurement practices
  • Real estate
  • Facility management
  • General design
  • Sector specific related design (e.g. healthcare, hospitality, retail, institutional, design for the aging population, etc.)
  • Colour and lighting
  • Acoustics
  • Ergonomics
  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Mechanical systems
  • Electrical systems
  • Building systems
  • Technology
  • Construction
  • Drawing techniques
  • Design related software (e.g. AutoCAD, Revit, 3D rendering)
    Please contact Jose Tanabe, Regulatory Coordinator if you have any questions or concerns.