There are numerous different categories and criteria within our levels of membership so that we can ensure we balance the needs of all of our members. In order to be granted IDA membership, applicants must meet the minimum standards of qualification as established by the Association.
All IDA members automatically receive membership benefits upon joining. Registered Members automatically receive membership with Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). Benefits of being an IDC member.
IDA Membership runs from January to December each year, with membership dues established on an annual basis and pro-rated for new members where applicable.
Registered Membership is the highest level of professional qualification for interior designers in Alberta. It affords individuals, so qualified, full rights within the Interior Designers of Alberta, Interior Designers of Canada full membership and rights within that organization and professional reciprocity in all other Canadian interior design associations. It is the standard of excellence for the interior design qualification for the public and profession alike.
Associate membership is intended for those practitioners who do not qualify or choose to become Registered Members, but wish to maintain an ongoing professional relationship with the interior design profession.
Provisional Membership is intended to bridge post-secondary education and Registered or Associate membership. During this period individuals gain verified experience and complete examinations that are necessary for Registered or Associate membership.
Student membership is intended for individuals who are enrolled in a post-secondary interior design education program. It offers a means for individuals to become familiar with the profession and professional associations and to interact with practitioners prior to graduation.
Retired membership is intended for former Registered and Associate members who are no longer permanently engaged in the profession but who wish to retain a connection to the profession. If you are interested in retaining your membership status, please contact the office.