Professional Standards

The Professional Standards set forth by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation are used to evaluate interior design programs that prepare students for entry-level interior design practice and position them for future professional growth. CIDA is firmly committed to setting high standards for interior design education, challenging others to meet and exceed those standards, and seeking ways to continuously elevate and evolve the standards, thus significantly contributing to the advanced professionalism of the interior design field.

Click here to download Professional Standards 2017, effective until June 30, 2018.

Click here to download Professional Standards 2018, effective starting July 1, 2018.

An essay was added to support content within Professional Standards 2017. Click here to download the Standards Essays 2017.

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