IIDA offers a full range of continuing education opportunities in interior design and business practice for interior designers. CEU courses are available in many venues and formats to enable Professional and Associate level members to fulfill their continuing education requirements.

Some options include:

  • Courses sponsored by IIDA Chapters, City Centers and Forums
  • Courses offered at regional, national, and international trade shows
  • Independent study courses available through industry publications or the internet
  • Check out courses offered by IIDA Southwest Chapter Annual Patrons:

Vendors are encouraged to develop CEU opportunities. Courses submitted to IDCEC through coordination with one or more of our IIDA City Centers are eligible for a submission fee waiver; contact your local City Center Director to learn more. Frequently asked questions:

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What is the current compliance period?

The current compliance period for Professional and Associate Members is January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2017. For more information, click here.

What is a CEU?

CEU – Continuing Education Unit. A CEU is a measurement of contact hours and credit assigned to an approved course. Example: One contact hour equals 0.1 CEU.

How are CEU credits registered?

CEU credits are registered through NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualification), the official clearinghouse for all professional interior design organizations offering CEU courses. Attendees may register credits on site if the course is an IDCEC approved course, or register the credits through the IIDA Education Department via the Individual Approval Reporting Form (IARF) if the course is not pre-approved. Be aware that submission of the IARF does not guarantee approval and that the IARF is unique to IIDA as a member benefit to procure CEU credit for compliance.

Who do I call to request a transcript of my continuing education activity?

To request a transcript of registered courses by NCIDQ, click here.

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