Registered Members

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


  • Successful completion of the required interior design education (CIDA accredited Bachelor of Interior Design)
  • 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


  • Registered Members have exclusive use of the title "Interior Designer" in the province of Ontario, and use of the designation “ARIDO”
  • Voting rights at ARIDO's Annual Meeting
  • Protection of the professions right to practice through ARIDO's continued legislative efforts and support of the profession at various levels of government
  • Registered members may submit projects to the annual ARIDO Awards program
  • Access to Best Practice resources on topics like WSIB, Construction Liens, Copyright and more
  • ARIDO's monthly e-newsletter for up to date industry news
  • Access to local networking and CEU events with the ARIDO Chapters
  • Mentorship opportunities with established designers for Intern members
  • Access to the ARIDO headquarters where members can hold meetings, host events and use designated workspace for members
  • Volunteer opportunities through committees, task forces, as well as participation in events and seminars
  • Exclusive insurance product offerings through PROLINK

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For more information about the membership application, please contact

Online Application

Application for Registered Membership

Reinstatement of Membership

Click here for ARIDO's current Reinstatement Policy.