CIDA calls for community comment on revisions to Professional Standards 2017

November 15, 2017

The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) invites the community to comment on proposed revisions to Professional Standards 2017 from November 15 through December 15, 2017. Finalized standards revisions are slated for adoption and publication in January 2018 with implementation on July 1, 2018 for accreditation reviews taking place next fall 2018.

Proposed revisions primarily reflect refinements that respond to user feedback following implementation of Professional Standards 2017 this past year. Additionally, criteria related to human-centered design, human wellbeing, and the environment reflect minor adjustments that address the CIDA Board of Directors’ ongoing future forecasting activity. Overall, proposed revisions streamline existing content, improve continuity of user interpretation, and incrementally elevate expectations for significant practice-related content.

CIDA’s Professional Standards are a living document that keeps pace both with the rapidly evolving content of practice as well as users interpretation of new and revised content. We strongly encourage and welcome community input in this and all opportunities for review and comment. CIDA’s accreditation standards reflect a common investment in quality higher education and participation is a powerful way individual practitioners, educators, and other stakeholders can influence the future,” states Executive Director Holly Mattson, Hon. FASID.

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The Council for Interior Design Accreditation is an independent, non-profit, accrediting organization responsible for setting standards and evaluating degree-granting interior design programs. There are 190 CIDA-accredited programs located in the U.S., Canada, Qatar, and the UAE.

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