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IIDA offers members excellent networking opportunities and tangible benefits for education, inspiration, and professional development.

Membership in IIDA provides access to resources that can help you get ahead in your career. Benefits include subscriptions to leading magazines, tuition reimbursement opportunities, the chance to reach colleagues around the world, as well as reduced fees for exciting chapter initiatives and International events like the Leaders Breakfast series.

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Professional and Associate members in the United States receive complimentary magazines and publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events.

  • Perspective, the award-winning and thought-provoking IIDA journal
  • Interiors & Sources, a leading monthly building industry and interiors publication
  • DesignMatters, a bimonthly electronic newsletter keeping you in the know about IIDA and industry happenings around the globe
  • Spectrum, a weekly e-newsletter of relevant design business news aggregated from around the web and delivered straight to your inbox
  • What Clients Want, Vols. 1,2, and 3, a collection of conversations between designers and their clients about how significant projects were conceived, how they have defined culture, demonstrated value, and shifted business models (also available upon request to non-members)
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Tuition reimbursement, access to in-depth knowledge and research, and links to industry leaders and events help you get ahead in the business aspect of design. Member benefits include:

  • Eligibility for a twice annual drawing for NCIDQ tuition reimbursement—this is a complete reimbursement for Associate members who successfully complete the NCIDQ exam
  • Sustainable Education Fund, offering a twice-annual drawing for reimbursement of LEED exam fees for those who have successfully passed the accreditation exam
  • Chapter and regional professional development
  • Local and international IDCEC-approved CEU programs
  • Webinars, take-home CEUs and quick links to educational tools
  • Advocacy for interior design code and licensing initiatives
  • Proactive leadership in gaining governmental recognition for the profession
  • Use of the IIDA professional designation
  • Personalized member logo
  • Access to the IIDA Career Center
  • Networking opportunities through local chapters and international programs
  • Access to the online IIDA Membership Directory
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Members receive first notice of special events and registration discounts.

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Discounts and Incentives for members only

You have access to a wide range of discounts and special pricing for products and services to support your business, from discounts on books to savings on airline travel. Check back regularly for new additions.

  • 360 Coverage Pros – A comprehensive suite of essential business insurance products and tools designed to help protect your interior design business from unexpected risks, exposures and cyber crime.
  • .design – IIDA Members are entitled to a free .design domain name and email address bundle, including free Whois privacy and SSL certificates and Weebly website builder at https://porkbun.com/partner/iida. Annual renewal costs are the lowest found anywhere.
  • eHealth – Exclusive discounts on your health insurance needs. Small business and individual health plans available with custom quotes.
  • LifeLock – Special IIDA Member rate for identity theft protection.
  • Mortarr – 10 percent off an annual premium subscription to the leading inspiration and networking site for commercial design.
  • Nationwide Pet Insurance – Five percent discount on pet health coverage.
  • Office Depot – Up to 80 percent savings on over 93,000 products.
  • Signature Federal Credit Union – Signature Federal Credit Union is a full service nationwide credit union offering free savings, free checking, and free business checking accounts, as well as mortgages, home equity loans and auto loans. Learn more
  • The Working Advantage – Movie, theme park, and entertainment discounts.
  • Wyndham – Up to 20 percent off the “Best Available Rate” at over 7,500 participating locations worldwide.
  • Special member pricing for IIDA-sponsored competitions (including Interior Design Competition, Hospitality Design Competition, Will Ching Design Competition, IIDA Global Excellence Awards, etc.).
  • Discounted advertising rates in IIDA publications and on the IIDA website.
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If you are a member in good standing, you can use the IIDA acronym after your name. Using your IIDA designation shows your clients, employers, and peers that you are deeply committed to your profession. It demonstrates to a prospective employer that you have the qualifications that give you an edge.

Status | Appellation | Example

Professional | IIDA | Jane Doe, IIDA
College of Fellows | FIIDA | Jane Doe, FIIDA
Associate | Associate IIDA or Assoc. IIDA | Jane Doe, Associate IIDA or Assoc. IIDA
Student Student | IIDA | Jane Doe, Student IIDA
Affiliate | Affiliate IIDA | Jane Doe, Affiliate IIDA
Industry | Industry IIDA or Ind. IIDA | Jane Doe, Industry IIDA or Ind. IIDA
Honorary | Honorary IIDA | Jane Doe, Honorary IIDA

    Remember to capitalize IIDA. Do not separate with periods or other punctuation.
    List IIDA first when you include multiple appellations. Alphabetize ensuing appellations.
    Retired members may continue to use the IIDA or Associate IIDA appellation as appropriate.

    Use your IIDA credential:
    On your business cards, website, and letterhead
    When being interviewed or presenting
    When receiving recognition in press releases, newsletters, and announcements