interior designers of canada designers d'intérieur du canada

professional development

Continuous Learning

Interior designers are required to fulfil professional development requirements, in order to remain members in good standing with their provincial association, which is facilitated through the Interior Design Continuing Education Council (IDCEC).

IDC pays annual membership dues to IDCEC on behalf of IDC members where the provincial associations have and continue to collect IDC dues on our behalf. Access to the IDCEC system allows members to track and manage earned credits without further cost. Currently, that includes all provincial interior design associations except APDIQ in Quebec and ARIDO in Ontario, PIDIM in Manitoba, and IDNL in Newfoundland and Labrador. Those provincial associations do not collect IDC dues and therefore pay IDCEC on members’ behalf. All IDC members continue to have full access to the IDCEC system.

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days of trade show participation offered to IDC members in 2018

Continuing Education Units

IDC offers continuing education opportunities to members across Canada to help members fulfil their continuing education requirements and keep up to date on current industry regulations, business practices, and trends.


IDC publishes news and professional development information for members via monthly bulletins and on its online events calendar.

Seminar delivery

Many manufacturers and suppliers offer accredited seminars to provide continuing education to the interior design community. IDC is always looking for new seminars, content and venues to deliver education at the local level

IDC can help you promote your seminar offerings to interior designers across Canada via our email broadcast program and calendar of events or partner with IDC to create co-hosted events at your showroom.

To learn how you can get your seminar accredited, visit the Interior Design Continuing Education Council.


President’s Webinar series

IDC’s President’s Webinar series present an ideal opportunity for members to further their engagement with IDC and to better understand the functions of their national association.

View the events calendar to sign up for IDC’s upcoming President’s Webinar

Watch past President’s Webinars.