IIDA Continuing Education Requirements

Micène Fontaine, Aug 7, 2019 2:00:00 PM

IIDAThe International Interior Designer Association (IIDA) requires professional and associate members to complete 10 hours of Continuing Education (1.0 CEUs) every 2 years to retain membership.

  • CEU Requirement:  10 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) Professional or Associate Members who joined prior to the start of the current CEU cycle/compliance period).
  • Renewal Date:  December 31 of odd-numbered years.
  • CE Cycle: Biennial - Credits must be earned in the calendar year immediately preceding the renewal date, meaning CEUs must be earned between January 1 and December 31 of the following odd-numbered year (e.g. January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2021).
  • Acceptable Coursework: IIDA accepts courses approved by IDCEC, AIA/CES, and USG/GBCI. It is up to the professional member to determine whether the activity meets the requirements and final discretion is up to the Board.
  • Reporting of Credits: CEU providers are required to report completed courses approved to the IDCEC. For courses not approved by IDCEC, members may self-report credits to IDCEC. Design Arts Seminars reports credits electronically whenever possible.
  • Tracking of Credits: Members are able to use the IDCEC registry to track earned CEUs and are responsible for maintaining proof of successful completion of continuing education activities.
  • Audit:  All IIDA members are subject to audit and upon request will need to provide documentation to support the CEUs claimed at renewal, such as certificates of continuing education or a transcript showing courses completed.
  • Carry Over Credits: Not permitted.
  • What state are you an interior designer in? If so, check out the Interior Design Continuing Education Requirements. 
  • Maintaining another professional membership? Check out the continuing education requirements for ASID and AIA.
  • Have any questions? Post comments or questions on this blog or contact Design Arts Seminars, Inc.
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