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International Interior Design Association

Chicago, IL
Toll Free: 888 799 4432
International: +01 312 467 1950

Member Benefits

IIDA offers Members excellent networking opportunities and tangible benefits for education, inspiration, and professional development.

Membership in IIDA provides access to resources that can help you get ahead in your career. Benefits include subscriptions to leading magazines, tuition reimbursement opportunities, the chance to reach colleagues around the world, as well as reduced fees for exciting chapter initiatives and International events like the Leaders Breakfast series.

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Professional and Associate members in the United States receive complimentary magazines and publications that cover technical and theoretical topics in design, as well as community news and events.

  • Perspective, the award-winning and thought-provoking IIDA journal
  • Interiors & Sources, a leading monthly building industry and interiors publication
  • DesignMatters, a bimonthly electronic newsletter keeping you in the know about IIDA and industry happenings around the globe
  • Spectrum, a weekly e-newsletter of relevant design business news aggregated from around the web and delivered straight to your inbox
  • What Clients Want, Vols. 1,2, and 3, a collection of conversations between designers and their clients about how significant projects were conceived, how they have defined culture, demonstrated value, and shifted business models (also available upon request to non-members)

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Tuition reimbursement, access to in-depth knowledge and research, and links to industry leaders and events help you get ahead in the business aspect of design. Member benefits include:

  • Eligibility for a twice annual drawing for NCIDQ tuition reimbursement--this is a complete reimbursement for Associate Members who successfully complete the NCIDQ exam
  • Sustainable Education Fund, offering a twice annual drawing for reimbursement of LEED exam fees for those who have successfully passed the accreditation exam
  • Chapter and regional professional development
  • Local and international IDCEC-approved CEU programs
  • Webinars, take-home CEUs and quick links to educational tools
  • Advocacy for interior design code and licensing initiatives
  • Proactive leadership in gaining governmental recognition for the profession
  • Use of the IIDA professional designation
  • Personalized member logo
  • Access to the IIDA Career Center
  • Networking opportunities through local chapter and international programs
  • Access to the online IIDA Membership Directory

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Members receive first notice of special events and registration discounts.

  • Invitations to chapter and regional meetings, special events, and activities
  • Invitation to the IIDA Annual Meeting, where IIDA inducts the new International Board of Directors, celebrates the Titan and Star Award recipients, recognizes chapters for excellence in innovation and member service, and welcomes new members of the College of Fellows
  • Invitation to the IIDA Revel, formarly COOL Gala, where IIDA celebrates the annual winners of the Interior Design Competition and the Will Ching Design Competition

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Discounts and Incentives for Members Only

You have access to a wide range of discounts and special pricing for products and services to support your business, from discounts on books to savings on airline travel. To access these discounts, please log into your member profile.

  • 360 Coverage Pros – A comprehensive suite of essential business insurance products and tools designed to help protect your interior design business from unexpected risks, exposures and cyber crime. 
  • .design – IDA Members are entitled to a free one-year .design domain name and email address bundle with Weebly website builder, including free privacy and SSL certificates from Porkbun, an ICANN accredited domain name registrar. Annual renewal costs are the lowest found anywhere!
  • eHealth – Exclusive discounts on your health insurance needs. Small business and individual health plans available with custom quotes.  
  • Hertz rental car services – 25 percent off your next car rental.
  • HotelStorm – Private discounts of up to 55 percent off thousands of hotels worldwide and lower rates than public websites with IIDA member passcode.
  • LifeLock – Special IIDA Member rate for identity theft protection.
  • Mortarr – 10 percent off an annual premium subscription to the leading inspiration and networking site for commercial design.
  • Nationwide Pet Insurance – Five percent discount on pet health coverage.
  • Office Depot – Up to 80 percent savings on over 93,000 products.
  • Signature Federal Credit Union – Signature Federal Credit Union is a full service nationwide credit union offering free savings, free checking, and free business checking accounts, as well as mortgages, home equity loans and auto loans. Learn more
  • The Working Advantage – Movie, theme park, and entertainment discounts.
  • Wyndham – Up to 20 percent off the “Best Available Rate” at over 7,500 participating locations worldwide.
  • Special member pricing for IIDA-sponsored competitions.
  • Discounted advertising rates in IIDA publications and on the IIDA website.


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