Interior Design Certification

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NYIAD's Interior Design Course has been certified by Designer Society of America. That means all NYIAD Interior Design Students and Graduates are eligible for DSA's Residential Interior Design Qualification Certification (RIDQC).

Designer Society of America is an industry organization for fellow professional designers and trade partners. It is a society for and about interior designers, and is in contact with over 32,000 designers, showrooms and other industry members. Founded in 1999, DSA strives to give a voice to individuals in the industry, and is open to residential interior designers, space planners, kitchen and bath designers, re-designers, and the trade companies that serve them. They provide a community for those in the interior design field, offering networking opportunities, consultations, and promotion.

Their interior design certification is a must for aspiring interior designers.

Why RIDQC?

  • Earn a Respected Certification - Receiving RIDQC certification shows your colleagues, potential clients, and the public a serious commitment to your chosen career and your ability to perform.
  • Enhance Your Professional Image - The RIDQC certification exam seeks to grow, promote, and develop certified professionals who will quickly move to the front of the pack. Certified professionals are held up as examples of excellence in the industry.
  • Greater Earning Potential - RIDQC certification can provide greater earning potential. It's no secret in the design industry that certified professionals earn more than non-certified individuals.
  • Improve Your Skills And Knowledge - RIDQC certification improves your skills and knowledge, showing your personal competency by confirming proficiency, career involvement and dedication to ongoing education.
  • Peer Recognition - As an RIDQC certified professional, you can expect increased recognition from your peers for taking that extra step in your professional development.

Steps to Interior Design Certification

  1. New students may register for certification when they enroll in our Complete Course in Interior Design
  2. Certification costs $495 (discounted from $1895) and includes one free year of membership with DSA! This is the only time that this offer will be made.
  3. Upon successful completion of our course, students must pass the RIDQC exam. Then you will receive your certification and membership.

Take this important step toward the career of your dreams today! When you click the "Register Now" button below you'll be directed to our enrollment page where you can sign up for the course and add certification in Step 3.

Industry Certification

Residential Interior Design Qualification Certification (RIDQC)
Designer Society of America