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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–log into your member portal for the member codes.

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.
  • Avis - With 4,800 locations in over 140 countries, there's always an Avis nearby to help you with your car rental needs. IIDA members can save up to 20% off.
  • Budget - Make your budget go further by getting a great deal on a great car from Budget. IIDA members can save up to 20% off.
  • .design – Free registration of a .design domain name at https://porkbun.com/partner/iida. Website launch bundle includes email, WHOIS privacy, SSL certificates, and Weebly site builder.
  • eHealth Small Business Group - IIDA is proud to have partnered with eHealth to help cover your health insurance needs! Small business health plans with custom quotes at the click of a button. Plus, eHealth makes individual insurance plans available to help cover expenses in the case of serious medical emergencies and to stay on top of preventative care. With over 10,000 plans from over 180 companies, you likely won’t find a bigger selection of health insurance products online in the US.
  • LifeLock – Has your data been breached? Breached info could be used to commit identity theft. Good thing LifeLock sees and alerts to a wide range of identity threats, and if there’s a problem, will work to fix it. IIDA Members get 35% off their first year of LifeLock membership, terms apply. No one can prevent all cybercrime or prevent all identity theft, we do not monitor all transactions at all businesses.
  • Mortarr – 10% off an annual premium subscription to the leading inspiration and networking site for commercial design.
  • Nationwide Pet Insurance - Nationwide Pet Insurance® provides affordable pet health coverage from preventive care to significant medical incidents. IIDA members are eligible for a 5% discount (or more for multiple pets) which makes this peace-of-mind protection even more affordable. Find out why VPI is the #1 choice in America for pet insurance.
  • Office Depot – Because you're a member of IIDA you have access to exclusive, members-only discounts at Office Depot and OfficeMax. Office Depot and OfficeMax offer thousands of products discounted below retail pricing both online and in any store location. With your IIDA membership, you can save up to 75% off regular prices (as listed on officedepot.com) on our Best Value List of preferred products. Order online and receive FREE next business-day delivery on qualifying orders of $50 or more.
  • 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.
  • VSP (Vision Insurance) - Individual vision insurance from VSP gives you the personalized eye care you deserve. The VSP Standard plans offers members savings over $200 along with a pair of basic glasses, an additional 20% on add-ons such as anti-glare coating, sunglasses, and on additional pairs of glasses. A Premium Plan is also available that has savings up to more than $300.
  • The Working Advantage – Movie, theme park, and entertainment discounts.
  • Wyndham – Up to 20% 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.
APPELLATIONS
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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