1. PROFESSIONAL MEMBER - A new applicant or affiliate member who provides evidence of passage of either the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) examination or equivalent, and meets one of the following qualifications:
(a) Is a graduate of a four (4) or five (5) year interior design program in a recognized interior design school or college and has completed two (2) years of diversified interior design experience with an established interior design firm.
(b) Has completed three (3) years’ education with a major in interior design in a recognized interior design school, or four (4) years’ college plus three (3) years of full time diversified interior design experience with an established interior design firm.
(c) Has completed two (2) years or hourly equivalent of technical training in the field of interior design in a technical school and four (4) years’ experience in a recognized interior design firm.
(d) Has a combination of advanced education or interior design education and/or diversified interior design firm.
Professional member shall have voting privileges and may be elected as officers and/or directors.
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.
1. ALLIED MEMBER - Practitioners actively engage in providing diversified interior design services, and who are working toward the completion of requirements for Professional classification. Applicants must fulfill one of the following qualifications:
(a) Completion of a minimum of two (2) 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.
(b) A minimum of six (6) years’ full-time diversified interior design experience. Applicant just provide evidence of a high degree of knowledge and professionalism.
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 January 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 to the member.
Allied members shall have voting privileges and may be elected as officers and /or directors.
Allied members may use the designation Allied IDI after their name.
1. AFFILIATE MEMBER - 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 professions.
(a) The application and dues are to be submitted to the membership chairperson. Upon arrival, the new member will be informed and provided with a membership certificate and other pertinent information about the organization.
(b) New Affiliate members are encouraged to be actively involved, attending meetings and participating on committees. A representative from the Affiliate segment of the organization will be elected by the Board to act as a liaison between the Affiliate members and the Board to support the interests of this category.
(c) Affiliate members shall have voting privileges and may be elected to hold secretary and treasurer officer positions and Board of Director positions with voting privileges.
1. INDUSTRY MEMBER - Applicants for this category shall be persons actively engaged in industry related business such as allied trades, allied organizations and manufacturers’ representatives. A representative from the Industry segment of the organization will be elected by the Board to act as a liaison between the Industry members and the Board. A firm may have two (2) representatives on one membership. Industry members shall have no voting privileges and may not be elected officers or directors, but may bear the designation Industry Member ID on a second line ofbusiness cards or advertising.
1. STUDENT MEMBER - Any student who is actively enrolled in an Interior Design Education Program in a design school or college.
(a) Students are encouraged to attend meetings and be actively involved in special projects, competitions, and programs.
(b) 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.
(c) Students shall have no voting privileges and may not be elected as officers or directors.
1. HONORARY MEMBER - Each school of interior design is entitled to one Honorary IDI membership for an instructor in its department of interior design, who shall have no voting privileges and may not be elected as an officer or director.
1. APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP - A membership application may be obtained from the Membership Chairperson. The application is to be submitted to the Membership Chairperson. Only completed applications will be accepted for review. Training received through any form of correspondence course will not be considered in determining the applicant’s qualifications. After membership committee approval, the application, including dues, is to be sent to the Board for final approval. Any person of good character and integrity who agrees to abide by the Bylaws and Code of Ethics in Interior Designers of Idaho and who qualifies for one of the above described categories may be elected to membership in the organization.