The most common pathway to registration is the completion of an accredited Bachelor or Master's degree in Interior Design, followed by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) certification. The Council of Interior Design Qualification (CIDQ) develops and administers the three-part NCIDQ examination. In addition, CIDQ has developed several pathways for local and overseas educated practitioners. 

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We Invite you to explore these additional leading credentials for Interior Design professionals:


Looking for resources to help with your career path? IIDA provides job listings, guidance on how to land the job and opportunities to advance your skills. 


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Continuing education unit (CEU) credits positively impact your career and your personal growth journey. Take advantage of the CEUs and educational events offered by IIDA. Click the links below to search for upcoming offerings.


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 LLP - Lifetime Leadership Program

Leadership benefits every aspect of your life, giving you greater confidence, strengthening your communication skills, developing your character, and expanding your network. We are Proud to offer two comprehensive leadership programs - Emerging Leaders Network (ELN) and Leadership Exploration and Development (LEAD). Click below to learn more!


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We are here to help prepare students as they navigate from college to the early stages of their career. We provide mentoring programs, access to IIDA events, scholarships, portfolio reviews and more! Visit our Students page to learn how IIDA NE can help design students make lasting connections and jump-start their careers. 



Professional Development Committee

The Professional Development committee coordinates the development and delivery of professional development training and resources for IIDA NE members. We curate a collection of meaningful and stimulating educational content. 

Designers, reps, and industry partners play a key role on our committee. We strive to find a balance of unique, yet diverse programming that provides educational offerings for everyone. From CEU seminars to site tours wit panel discussions to active learning workshops, our in-person and virtual events provide an opportunity to learn and enhance you skill set. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the field, we provide content to meet your professional level. 

We welcome program suggestions from our members, and invite you to be a part of our committee. For more information, please contact Annie Tudryn Vice President of Professional Development.