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PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP - $75

**PROFESSIONAL MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- Voting privileges.

2- May be elected to all IDI Officer positions, including President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer.

3- May be nominated to all IDI Board of Director positions.

4- May request a copy of the Membership Directory at any time.

5- May request a member specific event be added to the IDI Calendar, with a graphic/logo on that date.

6- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

7- IDI Professional (Gold) Pin.

8- Discount for 1 Chair Affair Furniture Entry Fee.

9- Available to be highlighted as a Professional of the Quarter.

10- Exclusive invitation to Professional Night. A invitational dinner for all Professional Members, sponsored by a vendor. The sponsor shall hold a drawing for a gift, to go to one lucky Professional Member.

11- Professional Members may use the designation Professional IDI after their name.

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**PROFESSIONAL MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- REQUIREMENT 1. Must have one of the following.

- NCIDQ Certified Designer

- AIA Certification

- REQUIREMENT 2. Must have one of the following.

- Is a graduate of a 4 or 5 year Interior Design School/College AND had complete 2 years of diversified Interior Design experience with an established Interior Design Firm.

- Has completed 3 years of education with a major in Interior Design in a recognized Interior Design school, OR 4 years college plus 3 years of full time diversified Interior Design experience with an established Interior Design firm.

- Has completed 2 years of hourly equivalent of technical training in the field of Interior Design in a technical school AND 4 years’ experience in a recognized Interior Design firm.

- Has combination of advanced education of Interior Design education and/or diversified Interior Design firm.

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**ADDITIONAL NOTES **

- Applicants must provide proof of qualifications prior to acceptance for professional membership, including passage of the NCIDQ or equivalent exam.

- Application for Professional membership status must be accepted by the membership committee and the Board of Directors.

- In the event the request for membership is denied, dues will be refunded in full to the member.

ALLIED MEMBERSHIP - $65

**ALLIED MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- Voting privileges.

2- May be elected to all IDI Officer positions, including President, VP, Secretary and Treasurer.

3- May be nominated to all IDI Board of Director positions.

4- May request a copy of the Membership Directory at any time.

5- May request a member specific event be added to the IDI Calendar, with a graphic/logo on that date.

6- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

7- IDI Allied (Silver) Pin.

8- Discount for 1 Chair Affair Furniture Entry Fee.

9- Available to apply for the Allied Member Scholarship. Funds from this scholarship may only be applied to either the study materials for the NCIDQ or the NCIDQ prep course.

10- Allied Members may use the designation Allied IDI after their name.

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**ALLIED MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- Requirement 1.

- Must be working towards the requirements of the Professional Member classification (education and NCIDQ certification.)

- Requirement 2. Must have one of the following.

- Completion of a minimum of two years' advanced education or Interior Design education in a design school or college with a major in Interior Design and are now engaged full-time in the profession of Interior Design.

- A minimum of 6 years' full-time diversified Interior Design experience. Must provide evidence of a high degree of knowledge and professionalism.

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**ADDITIONAL NOTES**

- Any request by a member for a change from Allied status to Professional status must be accompanied by a letter showing certification by the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (from NCIDQ headquarters). Such a request may be made in June of each year and shall be accompanied by payment of the member’s dues at the Professional status rate. In the event the request for reclassification is denied, dues will be refunded in full to the member.

- In the event the request for membership is denied, dues will be refunded in full to the member.

AFFILIATE MEMBERSHIP - $65

**AFFILIATE MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- Voting privileges.

2- May be elected to the IDI Officer positions of Secretary and Treasurer.

3- May be nominated to all IDI Board of Director positions.

4- May request a copy of the Membership Directory at any time.

5- May request a member specific event be added to the IDI Calendar, with a graphic/logo on that date.

6- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

7- IDI Affiliate (Bronze) Pin.

8- Discount for 1 Chair Affair Furniture Entry Fee.

9- Affiliate Round Table night. This is an opportunity to bring like-minded artisans, independent Interior Decorators, etc. together, for an evening of forum style discussion.

10- Invitation to the IDI Artisan Showcase. Affiliate Members have the option of a free booth space to display art or work. Members and outside individuals pay to attend the showcase. Proceeds from this event shall go towards IDI scholarships. ***Pending enough Affiliate Member to hold this event.

11- Affiliate Members may use the designation Affiliate IDI after their name.

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**AFFILIATE MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- Applicants for this category shall be persons actively engaged in industry related activities, such as Interior Design departments at any University or school of Interior Design. This category includes business owners and professional staff of Interior Design firms, Architects, and those in the art profession.

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**ADDITIONAL NOTES**

- In the event the request for membership is denied, dues will be refunded in full to the member.

INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIP - $150

**INDUSTRY MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- May be nominated to all IDI Board of Director positions.

2- May request a copy of the Membership Directory at any time.

3- May request a member specific event be added to the IDI Calendar, with a graphic/logo on that date.

4- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

5- IDI Industry (Black and White) Pin.

6- On a Preferred Vendor List for the Industry Member's specialty. This benefit comes into play when either a member is looking for a resource or an outside individual contacts IDI via our website asking for a referral.

7- Industry Members may use the designation Industry Member IDI on a second line of business cards or advertising.

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**INDUSTRY MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- Applicants for this category shall be persons actively engaged in industry related business, such as allied trades, allied organizations and manufacturers' representatives.

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**ADDITIONAL NOTES**

- A firm may have two (2) representatives on one membership.

- Platinum, Gold, and Silver level sponsors shall receive complimentary Industry Membership(s) for the upcoming year, post sponsorship, as outlined in the Sponsorship Levels section of the website.

STUDENT MEMBERSHIP - FREE

**STUDENT MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

2- Available to apply for the Student Member Endowment. Funds from this endowment shall go towards the student's educational expenses.

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**STUDENT MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- Any student who is actively enrolled in an Interior Design education program in a design school or college.

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**ADDITIONAL NOTES**

- Students are encouraged to attend meetings and be actively involved in special projects, competitions, and programs.

- Students are accepted as Allied Members of IDI upon graduation from their school. Students must re-file an application for change in status. Dues must be paid at the time of filing.

HONORARY MEMBERSHIP - FREE

**HONORARY MEMBER BENEFITS**

1- Access to the password protected Job Listing portal. Members may view and request a posting for the community.

**HONORARY MEMBER REQUIREMENTS**

- Each school of Interior Design is entitled to one Honorary IDI membership for an instructor in its department of Interior Design.