The designation IDC tells your clients that you are an accredited professional of the highest caliber. It distinguishes you in the industry and puts you ahead of the pack. IDC members are committed to their profession and are engaged with the design community.
Our members have an edge on the competition.
IDC members actively contribute to a dialogue on interior design and have access to the information and ideas which shape our industry. Our members work globally in all areas of interior design including residential, corporate/commercial, institutional, retail, hospitality, and healthcare and meet the highest standards of education, experience and examination.
Practitioners encompass both Registered and Intern (emerging professional) members. Where you are on your career path will determine your membership category. As a practitioner, you are in one of two categories.
A Registered member
You have passed your NCIDQ exam and are now practising interior design.
An Intern (emerging professional) member
You have completed your education at a school recognized by one of our nine provincial associations and are practising interior design. You have yet to write your NCIDQ exam.
- IDC’s advocacy efforts include promoting our members and the profession through:
- Government relations
- Public outreach and education
- Media outreach and coverage
- Trade shows
- Achieve credibility and demonstrate authenticity and professionalism to clients
- Access to more than 250 professional development hours from seminars and networking events annually
- Opportunities for publication in various industry magazines
- Directory of colleagues across Canada
- Access to the latest business and design news through weekly and monthly newsletters and a quarterly membership magazine
- Discounts on products and services relevant to you as an interior design professional
- Access to industry-specific job postings in the IDC Career Centre
- Access to Members Centre on IDC website with exclusive resources like:
- How to grow your business at home and internationally
- Job search tips
- Industry Buyers Guide – your connection to IDC manufacturers and suppliers
- Benchmarking surveys and reference guides
To begin the membership process, please click on your corresponding provincial association to talk to a membership administrator. Membership occurs at the provincial level through one of our nine regulatory interior design associations. They will be happy to guide you through the process of becoming a member of Canada’s interior design community.