The Interior Designers of Alberta (Registered Interior Designers Institute of Alberta) was incorporated under a private act of the Alberta Legislature in 1960. The purpose of the association is to act as the professional body for interior design practitioners within the province. In accordance with the Alberta Interior Design Titles Act, only IDA members in good standing may use the title "Registered Interior Designer" or Licensed Interior Designer."
The IDA, through its representation of all classes of interior designers - students to retired members - is actively involved in provincial, national and international affairs and discussions related to professional governance, liaisons, and reciprocity. Through this work the IDA is able to ensure that its members receive current information and are qualified by standards that reflect the profession at large.