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About membership in The PIDIM

How do I become a Professional Interior Designer?

In order to be eligible for membership, and be a Professional Interior Designer, candidates must hold a degree from an accredited program determined by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).  To find out which programs are accredited, see the CIDA Accredited Programs.  This is the traditional Pathway to membership.

I have attended a CIDA Accredited Program, and I would like to become a member of The PIDIM?

Visit our "Becoming a member of The PIDIM" page to apply.  If you have any questions, please contact our Registrar!

What is the Alternative Pathway to Membership?

Where a candidate has not graduated from an accredited program, but has acquired all of the skills required of a graduate of an Accredited Education Program through education or experience and applies to The PIDIM for membership, the Membership Regulation provides for an Alternative Pathway to Membership.

Working with the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario (ARIDO), The PIDIM uses the Intern Competancy Review System (ICRS).  The ICRS assess a candidates education, training and any work experience to determine if they posess the competencies equivalent to the minimum education requirement.

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