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Associate Membership

IIDA Associate Membership is designed for interior designers that have completed at least two years of formal interior design education but have not quite yet become NCIDQ-certified.


Associate Membership Year 1: $325
Associate Membership Year 2: $325
Associate Membership Year 3:
Associate Membership Year 4:
Associate Membership Year 5:
Associate Membership Year 6 and beyond:

Member Dues

All IIDA memberships run on the calendar year, January through December. All new members and members reactivating their memberships will have a one-time $75 application fee added to their dues.

Prorated New Member Dues

New memberships are prorated on a quarterly basis by join date:

Annual Dues Rate Aug. 1 - Mar. 31:
April 1 - June 30:
July 1 - Aug. 31:

Renewing Member Dues

If you are renewing your Associate membership, please note that this type of membership includes three progressive levels with individual dues based on length of consecutive membership:

Associate 1:
Associate 2:
Associate 3:


If you are an interior designer with a minimum of two years of formal interior design education, and are not NCIDQ-certified, you qualify as an IIDA Associate member. Your application must include:

  • Photocopy of official college transcript or diploma documenting your design education credentials.

In addition to our member benefits, U.S.-based IIDA Associate members are eligible for complimentary print and digital publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events. Log in to view a full list of IIDA Member Benefits.


Information and resources for existing or prospective members: